Bridge Design By 1-2-3

by Chien-Kuo Wei, Struct. Engr.; Sverdrup & Parcel and Assoc., 744 Broad St., Newark, NJ 07102,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1987, Vol. 57, Issue 3, Pg. 57-58

Document Type: Feature article


MULTBEAM, a Lotus 1-2-3 template, can be used to analyze simple-span, multigirder steel highway bridge superstructures. Since it was developed for in house use by Sverdrup Corp., this program has been used for the preliminary design of a number of New Jersey Turnpike bridges that are going to be widened. Using MULTBEAM, Sverdrup is now able to analyze beams in seconds—an operation that took four to five hours per beam if done manually.

Subject Headings: Bridge design | Steel bridges | Highway bridges | Girder bridges | Bridge tests | Span bridges | Superstructures | Residential buildings | New Jersey | United States

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