Csi Bridge V15 [Information]
Computers and Structures, Inc. is proud to release CSiBridge, a new comprehensive state-of-the-art software product for the structural & seismic analysis, design and rating of simple and complex bridges. All operations are integrated across a single user interface that provides an easy-to-use and intuitive workflow environment. Bridge models are created parametrically resulting in enhanced productivity, saving engineering time while redefining the standards of accuracy and versatility.
• Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64.
• Recommended: Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2, or better.
• A CPU that has SSE2 support is required.
• The SAPFire® Analytical Engine includes a multi-threaded solver that can take advantage of multi-core CPUs.
• Microsoft® Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or later, Microsoft® Windows Vista, or Microsoft® Windows 7, 32- and 64-bit versions.
• With a 64 bit operating system, the SAPFire® Analytical Engine can utilize more than 4 GB of RAM, making it possible to more efficiently solve larger problems.
• Minimum: 2 GB for XP O/S, 4 GB for Vista/Windows 7 O/S.
• Recommended: 4 GB for 32-bit O/S, 8 GB or more for 64-bit O/S.
• The problem size that can be solved & the solution speed increases considerably with more RAM.
• Vista/Windows 7 requires more RAM than XP for the operating system itself.
• 6 GB to install the program.
• Recommended: 500GB or larger Hard Disk Drive (7200 rpm SATA)
• Additional space required for running and storing model files and analysis results, dependent upon the size of the models.
• Minimum: Supporting 1024 by 768 resolution and 16 bits colors for standard (GDI+) graphics mode.
• Recommended: Discrete video card with NVIDIA GPU or equivalent and dedicated graphics RAM (512 Mb or larger) for DirectX graphics mode. The card must be DirectX 9.0c compatible (DirectX SDK Aug 2009 – Build 9.27.1734.0).
• DirectX graphics mode fully utilizes the hardware acceleration provided by a GPU and dedicated graphics RAM.
• For better graphics quality in terms of anti-aliasing and line thickness, the device raster drawing capabilities should support legacy depth bias.
here is a introduction (PDF) & some video:
*Introduction to CSiBridge [PDF]
*Golden Gate Bridge Animation [mov]
*Moving Vehicles [avi]
*Moving Vehicles and Deflections [avi]
*Superstructure Design Manual [pdf]
* Seismic Analysis & Design [pdf]
You can watch some W&L videos on the following page.
Here is the youtube link for CSI channel where the videos are avaliable:
Significant enhancements included in CSiBridge v15.0.1:
* A new option has been added for the modeling of I-girders in composite steel-girder superstructure sections. In addition to the existing options to model the I-girders as frame objects or as area objects (for both web and flanges), the girders can now be modeled using area objects for the webs and frame objects for the flanges.
* A new bridge seismic design check has been added to the Chinese version that follows the Chinese code JTG/T B02-01-2008, "Guidelines for Seismic Design of Highway Bridges".
* Bridge design for prestressed concrete box girder superstructures using Chinese code “JTG-D62-2004” in the Chinese version has been updated as follows: (1) The effect of existing longitudinal rebar is now accounted for in flexural design. (2) A new design check has been added for tendon stress.
* The Chinese 2002 building design codes are available for concrete and steel frame design in the Chinese version.
* Concrete frame design has been enhanced to improve the smoothing of P-M-M interaction surfaces in those rare cases where they become non-convex due to kinks in the P-M curves.