MSBridge

MSBridge*

MSBridge is a PC-based graphical pre- and post-processor (user-interface) for three dimensional (3D) multi-span bridge response (Finite Element computations conducted using OpenSees). The analysis options available in MSBridge include: 1) Pushover Analysis, 2) Mode Shape Analysis, 3) Time History Analysis (with suites of ground motions), 4) Equivalent Static Analysis (ESA), and 5) PBEE Analysis.

*Elgamal, A., Lu, J., Almutairi, A., and Mackie, K (2017). MSBridge: OpenSees Pushover and Earthquake Analysis of Multi-span Bridges - User Manual, Beta 1.0.

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Acknowledgment

Development of MSBridge was funded primarily by California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS). Additional funding was provided by the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER), a multi-institutional research and education center with headquarters at the University of California, Berkeley.

Developed by PEER, OpenSees (http://opensees.berkeley.edu) is employed to conduct the MSBridge Finite element computations. OpenSees is a software framework for developing applications to simulate the performance of structural and geotechnical systems subjected to earthquake loading.

Disclaimer

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This software is permitted to be used, without fee and without a written license agreement: (a) by educational, research, and non-profit entities for noncommercial purposes only; and (b) by other entities for internal purposes only. Permission to incorporate this software into commercial products may be obtained by contacting the University of California.

This software program and documentation are copyrighted by The Regents of the University of California. The software program and documentation are supplied "as is".

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