Moving Load Generator

  • Automatically generates the required loadsteps for one or more vehicles moving throughout the bridge deck taking into account:
    • Vehicle type: Rigid or flexible (vehicle which adapts to the path -trains-).
    • Number of vehicles crossing the bridge simultaneously. The vehicles can be of different types (different number of wheels, axis, weight, etc).
    • Vertical and horizontal loads (starting and breaking loads).
  • Data base of standard design codes vehicle loads (Caltrans, AASHTO, High-speed trains, etc.) and possibility of defining any generic vehicle with its corresponding load pattern.
  • Loads are automatically combined during postprocessing using the smart combination tool of CivilFEM.