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FB-MultiPier v. 4.19.1

View FB-MultiPier Details The FB-MultiPier analysis program is a nonlinear finite element analysis program capable of analyzing multiple bridge pier structures interconnected by bridge spans. The full structure can be subject to a full array AASHTO load types in a static analysis or time varying load functions in a dynamic analysis. Each pier structure is composed of pier columns and cap supported on a pile cap and piles/shafts with nonlinear soil. This analysis program couples nonlinear structural finite element analysis with nonlinear static soil models for axial, lateral and torsional soil behavior to provide a robust system of analysis for coupled bridge pier structures and foundation systems. FB-MultiPier performs the generation of the finite element model internally given the geometric definition of the structure and foundation system as input graphically by the designer. This allows the engineer to work directly with the design parameters and lessens the bookkeeping necessary to create and interpret a model. For more information about FB-MultiPier, click here.

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FB-Pier v. 3.21

View FB-Pier Details The FB-Pier v3 program has been replaced by FB-MultiPier v4 and is no longer for sale or renewal. The program files are still available for license holders. Please look into FB-MultiPier - Single Pier w/o Dynamics option for a equilivant replacement.


The FB Pier analysis program is a nonlinear finite element analysis program designed for analyzing bridge pier structures composed of nonlinear pier columns and cap supĀ­ported on a linear pile cap and nonlinear piles/shafts with nonlinear soil. This analysis program couples nonlinear structural finite element analysis with nonlinear static soil models for axial, lateral and torsional soil behavior to provide a robust system of analysis for coupled bridge pier structures and foundation systems. FB Pier performs the generation of the finite element model internally given the geometric definition of the structure and foundation system as input graphically by the designer. This allows the engineer to work directly with the design parameters and lessens the bookkeeping necessary to create and interpret a model. For more information about FB-Pier, click here.

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FB-Deep (Formerly Shaft-SPT) v. 2.04

View FB-Deep (Formerly Shaft-SPT) Details The FB-Deep computer program is a Windows based program used to estimate the static axial capacity of drilled shafts and driven piles. The drilled shaft methodology is based upon Federal Highway Administration reports. Driven pile methodology utilizes two types of analyses: SPT and CPT. SPT methodology is based on empirical correlations between cone penetrometer tests and standard penetration tests for typical Florida soil types. Unit end bearing resistance and unit skin friction resistance versus SPT N values are given in the FDOT research bulletin RB-121, for the different soil types. Driven pile capacity calculated using CPT data can be determined by three separate methods. The first method is the Schmertmann method proposed by Schmertmann in 1978 (AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Manual). The second method is the LCPC method proposed by Bustamante and Gianeselli for the French Highway Department in 1982. The third method is the UF method proposed by Bloomquist, McVay and Hu for the FDOT in 2007. For more information about FB-Deep (Formerly Shaft-SPT), click here.

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Brufem v. 4

View Brufem Details The BRUFEM program is used to perform automated finite element modeling, analysis, and load rating of highway bridges using a complete 3-D model. The program considers prestressed and steel girder, reinforced concrete T-beam, and flat slab bridges. Large numbers of potential vehicular loading conditions can be rapidly modeled then analyzed and automated rating based on the AASHTO bridge specification can be performed. Salod (Structural Analysis for Load Distribution) is a hybrid finite element program that creates an influence surface of simple span bridge superstructures. The current version uses text based, question prompts in order to develop an input file. The two primary modes of operation are Full Load analysis (including consideration of construction stages) for AASHTO load rating and Live Load analysis for calculation of lateral load distribution factors (LLDFs) There is an analysis engine, a rating post-processor and a graphics post-processor. System consists of four programs. For more information about Brufem, click here.

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Atlas v. 6.04

View Atlas Details ATLAS is an analysis/design program which is used for the analysis and design of signal lights and signs supported by the dual cable system. The analysis consists of an iterative technique which is a combination of the Force Density Method (FDM) and the Direct Stiffness Method (DSM). The FDM is ideal for the analysis of cable structures whereas the DSM is the most widely used technique for the analysis of framed structures. The nature of the structures under consideration lead to the development of this analysis technique which is a combination of the two methods. ATLAS handles the wind loading in a realistic manner. It allows the user to specify the wind speed as well as the areas of the signal lights or signs, parallel to the X and Y axis. In doing so the program calculates the applied loads on the corresponding nodal points internally, based on the specified element areas of the LIGHT elements in each plane. The loads are calculated in each cycle of the nonlinear process. Therefore, the applied loads in each cycle change with the rotation angle of the light. Thus the load are more realistic since they change with the swinging of the light. The angle change of the light also causes an uplift load at the cable nodal points.

Version 6 is now available. This version offers an easier to use, true Windows interface for creating models. Poles, cables and lights can be chosen using standard Windows dialog boxes. Controls and options are available using standard Windows menus and buttons.

Version 6 is in compliance with the 2006 AASHTO standard specifications for structural supports for highway signs and traffic signals AND to the FDOT Design Standard Index 17725.

It is noted that v6 is not compatible with v5.04 since analysis and design options of v6 have been updated according to the aforementioned specification and index.

Version 6.01 Overview

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Pile Technician v. 7

View Pile Technician Details "Pile Technician" replaces the software "Pile Drive" and is the electronic replacement for what was known as the "Pile Driving Log". "Pile Technician" was developed for the FDOT to provide a fast and efficient manner of entering Pile data to calculate payment for work preformed by the contractor. Pile driving history and the necessary documentation can be uploaded to the FDOT Geotechnical Database.

A login account is required to use the database. Contact your company's technical support department to have your account created. To learn more, go to http://fdot.ce.ufl.edu/.

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