Variable Depth Slab Bridge
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- V Slab uses an optimized banded matrix solver to complete the loading analysis of the bridge. Since there can be thousands of truck and lane load combinations to find the maximum design values at intermediate points, this method makes the calculations appear nearly effortless on most computers.
- The program can provide flat slab or variable depth slab designs. For the variable depth slab option, the program uses Gauss Quadrature numerical integration to develop the stiffness coefficients and fixed end forces for the variable depth segments in the haunched areas.
- The software is provided with an integrated help system guiding the designer with code section references and programming methodology. Please read each section thoroughly before requesting assistance. The help system file can be downloaded here for review as V Slab Help System.pdf
- Select the following presentation to learn more about how the program works:
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The screen display resolution must be set to 1024 x 768 or greater for the program to function properly. The Recommended Minimum System Requirements Are: a 1.0 GHz processor with Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7. At least 256MB of RAM is recommended and about 10MB of available hard disk space. If .NET Framework 2.0 must be downloaded, an additional 23.6 MB of hard disk space will be required. Program features and the process for using the program are discussed below: