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LEAP Consys

LEAP Consys

LEAP Consys

It appears Consys doesn't work anymore with the demise of LEAP Bridge. Can anyone recommend a good, simple program that does continuous beam analysis for live load and static loads?

I have QConBridge from WSDOT, but you can't create custom live loads in it.


RE: LEAP Consys

Sap2000 was available when I was at school.

RE: LEAP Consys

concrete or steel? if you want steel AISC SIMON is free and will do line girder analysis and design.

PennDOT PSLRFD and STLRFD are really simple, yet powerful, concrete and steel offerings.

If you are looking for influence lines you could use any of the market options, STAAD, RISA, etc but you need model and apply live load manually.

RE: LEAP Consys

The Staad CE has removed the moving load module.

RE: LEAP Consys

MIKE_311 - a little off topic, I find that SIMON line girder designs are overly conservative.

RE: LEAP Consys

Thanks for the replies. I don't need a design program like PSLRFD, STLRFD or SIMON. I am looking for a simple analysis program that can calculate moment and shear for continuous and simple beams with a moving live load. CONSYS did that along with customizable load combinations as well and it was extremely user friendly.

RE: LEAP Consys

In addition to robust analysis programs that are capable of a lot more (SAP2000, LUSAS, etc...), we have occasionally used GoBeam (https://yakpol.net/GoBeam.html) and PennDOT's CBA (continuous beam analysis) prgoram.

RE: LEAP Consys

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a little off topic, I find that SIMON line girder designs are overly conservative.

I agree, I use it for preliminary analysis to quickly size up some member for alternatives. STLRFD gives a better design result and provides, construability checks, and gives nice outputs for use in additional design (bearings, splice plates, etc)

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