BRIGADE/Standard

Easy & Efficient bridge analysis and design

BRIGADE/Standard has a unique user interface specifically designed for 3D modeling and analysis of the most common types of bridge structures. The intuitive interface is easy-to-learn for new users and yet highly productive for experienced users.

The parametric modeling concept is based on typical bridge components such as stake-out line, support lines, bridge deck, longitudinal and transversal beams, prestress tendons, bearings, columns, abutments, foundations etc. In addition BRIGADE/Standard includes predefined loads, vehicles and load combinations in accordance with a wide range of design codes including the Eurocodes with various National Annexes.

The results are easily visualized in 3D plots and 2D graphs and can be exported to MS Word and MS Excel.

Easy-to-use modeling environment

BRIGADE/Standard offers an easy-to-use environment for 3D modeling and analysis of bridge structures. The intuitive interface is easy-to-learn for new users and yet highly productive for experienced users.

Parametric modeling

BRIGADE/Standard is based on a parametric modeling concept where the user quickly can define and modify the geometry, loads, boundary conditions, mesh density etc.

Auto-meshing

BRIGADE/Standard automatically creates the finite element model from the geometry defined by the user. The density of the mesh is easily controlled by the user.

Predefined loads

BRIGADE/Standard includes predefined loads of all the types that are present on bridge strucktures, such as dead weight, surfacing, pre-stressing, shrinkage, moving traffic loads, braking forces, temperature, wind load, seismic load etc. These loads can easily be activated and tuned by the user.

Moving Loads

BRIGADE/Standard includes a market-leading technique for evaluation of the response of moving loads. The technique is based on influence surfaces/lines and mesh-independent traffic lane alignments. Vehicles can consist of axles with fix or variable internal distances and in combination with moving surface loads. Multiple simultaneous vehicles in different lanes are handled automatically. Vehicles can be created manually or generated from a library of design code specific vehicles e.g. Eurocode, AAASHTO, British Standard and the Scandinavian road and railroad bridge codes.

Prestressing

BRIGADE/Standard allows for the analyses of prestressing. The alignments of longitudinal and transversal tendons are easily defined. Short-term losses (friction, wobble and anchorage) are calculated automatically. Long-term losses (shrinkage, creep and relaxation) can easily be defined based on the calculated concrete and cable stresses in quasi-static load combinations.

Load Combination

BRIGADE/Standard includes a state-of-the-art load combination facility automatically taking into account whether the loads provide an adverse or relieving effect on the structure. Load combinations can be created manually or generated from a library of design code specific combinations e.g. Eurocode, AAASHTO, British Standard and the Scandinavian road and railroad bridge codes.

 

Result Visualization

BRIGADE/Standard offers a wide range of post-processing features in order to enable efficient interpretation of results:

  • Contour plots (deformed or undeformed model)
  • Diagram plots
  • Vector plots
  • Animation of results
  • Visualization of most adverse live load positions
  • Result report generators
  • Export to MS Excel

Reinforcement design

The need for reinforcement in accordance with Eurocode can easily be calculated using the module ConcreteDesigner.


Integrated Abaqus Solver Technology

BRIGADE/Standard includes an integrated Abaqus FEA solver from SIMULIA, the world’s leading provider of advanced Finite Element solvers. This guaranties high accuracy and efficiency.

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