Integrated 4D BIM solution for bridges

November 7th, 2019, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Allplan Bridge 2020, a complete solution for parametric modelling, structural analysis and detailing is now available for download. For the first time, the analytical model is automatically derived from the physical model. When design changes are made, all associated bridge elements, including the analytical model, adapt immediately. This makes bridge design easier, faster and more precise than ever before. The solutions most important features include automatic derivation of the analytical model, assembling construction sequence calculation, applying additional loads, superposition, performing structural analysis, and bridge design. Allplan Bridge 2020 automatically generates the analytical model from the physical model. The engineer retains full control by specifying structural parts and those ones which contribute as load only. One additional analysis-relevant definition is the choice of generating a beam or a grillage model. The software also analyses the defined construction schedule and sets up all necessary calculation definitions in an automated process, like load cases, element activations and calculation actions. The weight and the position of superimposed dead loads (like sidewalks, road pavement, etc.) are automatically retrieved from the geometrical model. A global static analysis based on the Bernoulli beam theory is performed for all automatically and manually generated calculation actions defined previously in the construction sequence definition. Allplan Bridge 2020 is available as a free 30-day trial version for download.

Contact Janet Kästner, Allplan, jkaestner@allplan.com

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