30 Minute Webinar - Quick Introduction to Modelling Masonry Arch Bridges (LSWEB14-6)
Unlike our normal 1 hour webinars the focus will be on exploring key aspects of masonry arch bridge behaviour through direct use of the LimitState:RING software, which provides highly visual output.
The webinar will be run twice:
- 9:00 am - 9:30 am BST
- 8:00 am - 8:30 am UTC
- 10:00 am - 10:30 am CEST
- 4:00 am - 4:30 am EDT
- 1:00 am - 1:30 am PDT
- 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm AEST
- 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm BST
- 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm UTC
- 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm CEST
- 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
- 9:00 am - 9:30 am PDT
- 2:00 am - 2:30 am AEST
Registration is now closed. Visit the webinars page to view this and other webinars on our YouTube channel.
- How to identify the critical failure load and associated failure mechanism, whether the bridge has one, two or more spans.
- Why the soil surrounding the arch barrel plays such an important role in determining ultimate load carrying capacity.
- How to model the effects of both highway and railway loads.
- How to quickly model the effects of localized defects and ring separation in the arch barrel.
Who should attend?
The webinar will be of interest to practicing civil and structural engineers who assess, or have a responsibility for, single and multi-span masonry arch bridges. Current and potential future users of LimitState:RING are all welcome.
What’s different about LimitState:RING?
LimitState:RING is designed from the ground up with the needs of professional engineers in mind. It benefits from an intuitive user interface which allows users to model a wide range of arch structures, including multi-span structures and bridges with local defects such as mortar loss and weak masonry.
Furthermore, LimitState:RING uses rigorous mathematical optimization to directly identify a wide range of potential modes of response, including those involving hinging, sliding and ring separation.