De-Couple Tendon Forces between Spans


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 : Is there a way in Conbox to de-couple tendon forces between spans?  In other words, we have spans that have separate PT tendons (they do not continue from one span to the next) is there a way, other than introducing a hinge, to ensure that the tendon force in one span is not affecting the adjacent span?


Please refer to Tutorial 5 of CONBOX that shows multiple tendons and hinges.  Only hinges can achieve zero moments along a continuous span