Analysis and Design of Bridge Using STAAD Pro
The Student Steel Bridge Competition is sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and cosponsored by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Bentley Systems, Inc., Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC), James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation, National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), Nelson Stud Welding, Nucor Corporation, and Steel Structures Education Foundation (SSEF)
Students design and erect a steel bridge by themselves but may seek advice from faculty and student organization advisers. Civil Engineering students are challenged to an inter-collegiate competition that includes design, fabrication, and construction of a scaled steel bridge. Participating students gain practical experience in structural design, fabrication processes, construction planning, organization, project management, and teamwork.
In the industry, commercial structural analysis and design software integrated within a BIM (Building Information Modeling) or BrIM (Bridge Information Modeling) environment are used extensively to complete projects on time and at the same time lets engineers maintain accuracy and come up with very efficient design alternatives. The correct combination of software tools can make the bridge design, fabrication and construction task very easy.