EVALUATION OF COMPUTER PROGRAMS FOR THE DESIGN/ANALYSIS OF HIGHWAY AND RAILWAY BRIDGES

The purpose of this report is to recommend computer programs for Corps-wide application in the design/analysis of highway and railway bridges. The CASE Task Group on Bridges compiled a list of bridge programs presently in use by Corps designers and various state highway departments and then evaluated and selected the most appropriate ones for Corps-wide use. The programs were evaluated based on the following considerations: (a) Corps designers should be familiar with use of the program; (b) highway programs should be acceptable to the various state departments of transportation; (c) highway programs should conform to AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) specifications; (d) railway programs should be acceptable to the various railroad companies; and (e) railway programs should conform to AREA (American Railroad Engineering Association) specifications. This report describes four highway and three railway computer programs selected by the Task Group, lists their capabilities and limitations, and shows example runs. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A report under the Computer-Aided Structural Engineering (CASE) Project.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  USA  39180-6199
  • Authors:
    • Galyean, W E
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 81 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00317568
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WES-TR-K-80-2 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM