DC loads distribution on the beams

Document Information

Document Type: FAQ

Product(s): LEAP RCPIER/Substructure

Version(s): All

Original Author: Bentley Technical Support GroupĀ -VM

QUESTION: How are DC loads distributed on the beams ?


Dead loads are distributed based on the Effective width between the bearings.

Beff for bearing 1 is calculated from the edge of the box girder to the midpoint of Bearing 1 and bearing 2 .

The Beff for the Bearing 2 is calculated from midpoint of Bearing 1 & 2 and Midpoint of Bearing 2 & 3 . Please see the

attached screenshot.