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PGSuper Professional Only

This PGSuper configuration is included with PGSuper Professional and implements beam shapes and LRFD settings as per the California Amendments (to the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications - Sixth Edition).

Implemented Girder Shapes

  • Bath Tub Girders (all shapes)
  • Bulb Tee Girders with Debonded Strands (all shapes)
  • I-Girders (all shapes)
  • Slab Girders
  • Wide Flange Girders (all shapes)
CalTrans Wide Flange Beams

Wide Flange Beams

CalTrans BT Beams

CalTrans BT Beams

CalTrans Tub Girders

CalTrans Tub Girders

CalTrans Slab Beams

CalTrans Slab Beams

Assumptions and Limitations

  • California Amendments (to the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications - Sixth Edition), last updated March 21, 2014
  • As per above, project criteria is set to the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, 6th Edition, 2012
  • Railing load is distributed to 3 nearest girders
  • P15 Truck applied in the Strength II limit state
  • Amendment Table 5.9.4.2.2-1 (Tensile Stress Limits). The additional spec check requirement in the table for “No tension” for “Precompresssed Tensile Zone Bridges, Assuming Uncracked Sections—components with bonded prestressing tendons or reinforcement, subjected to permanent loads only.” Is implemented in PGSuper.
  • Limits for partially debonded strands set per CalTrans amendment 5.11.4.3
  • Losses computed using the LRFD Refined Estimate (5.9.5.4)
  • Rating criteria has not yet been input. Users needing to perform rating analysis must input parameters manually in order to perform rating analyses. Feedback on recommended rating parameters is appreciated. 
  • Amendment 4.6.2.2.2e Skewed Bridges not implemented. The LRFD reduction for live load distribution factors is still applied and must be adjusted manually.
  • Amendement 4.6.2.6 Effective Flange Width. Effective flange width is computed using AASHTO method. The Caltrans amendment is not applied.
  • Checking and automated design for lifting and hauling is disabled.
  • Strand slope check is disabled
  • Harped strand hold down check is disabled

PGSuper Set Up Instructions

This configuration is included in PGSuper Professional and its use is restricted to licensed users only. PGSuper Professional users can access the configuration as follows:

  • Open PGSuper Professional
  • Click File | Configure PGSuper
  • Select the PGSuper Professional sever
  • Select the CalTrans library

References

Revision History

  • April 25, 2011 - Initial Release
  • February 23, 2016 - Implemented CalTrans design specifications and added more sections.

Developer

  • BridgeSight Staff

Disclaimer

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