Skewed Bridge - Distribution of Load from Superstructure to Substructure.


Document Information

Document Type: FAQ

Product(s): LEAP CONBOX/CIP RC/PT Girder

Version(s): All

Original Author: Bentley Leap Bridge Technical Support Group – VM

QUESTION:   How does Conbox distribute the loads from superstructure to the substructure for skewed bridge?


This depends on whether the user chooses to Magnify external shear. If external shear is magnified, the bridge will be modeled with normal piers/abutments, and forces are magnified per AASHTO specifications.

The other options is to model the skew in the bridge using the super element.