BSE: BRIDGE STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING SOFTWARE
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BSE | HIGHWAY SIGN STRUCTURES.

INTEGRATED ANALYSIS, DESIGN AND EVALUATION SOFTWARE FOR HIGHWAY SIGN STRUCTURES.

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OVERVIEW

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The BSE HIGHWAY SIGN STRUCTURES program is an automated Highway Sign Structures generation and design program for latticed Highway Sign Structures models.

The BSE HIGHWAY SIGN STRUCTURES is a high-end parametric technology for the generation and design of latticed Highway Sign Structures. It offers powerful and productive features for generating many types of latticed structural models and automated tools for determining wind and ice loads as well as any relevant design parameters such as slenderness ratios and force coefficients.

The program can calculate the resistance and various design parameters of all elements of a Highway Sign Structures model according to the Canadian, American and European steel codes and to the Canadian aluminum codes.

The BSE HIGHWAY SIGN STRUCTURES supports ice loads, wind loads which can be defined according to various distribution methods ranging from uniform distribution and user defined distributions to sophisticated methods as the one proposed in the IEC-826 document. The ice loads and wind loads are automatically distributed to the latticed structure and to the sign panels.

MODEL GENERATION

Highway Sign Structures models are represented, in the model editor, as columns and beams objects. These objects are physically related to each other. Each object is created from multiple primitives (segments, pattern which are mapped to the segments sides) which locate the objects in the space, define their dimensions and describes the physical properties of the main bars, diagonals and redundants.

The editor allows to create multiple columns at different elevations, it also allows to create cantilever beams and beams between columns. As the objects of the model are defined and the model is generated, relevant design parameters such as slenderness ratios, force coefficients, and effective welded area are calculated. All design parameters calculated by the model generation engine can be modified either graphically or from spreadsheets.

DESIGN FEATURES

The program calculates the bending, compression, tension, shear and combined resistances of the elements based on the results of a linear, P-Delta, non-linear, seismic or dynamic analysis.

REPORTS

-Results can be visualized either graphically or numerically. Input data and results may be printed for the whole structure or partial structures using a graphical selection or a range of elements.
-Customized list of input data and results to be printed. Reports are available in several formats including SAFI™ reports, Microsoft Excel worksheets, Microsoft Access databases and ASCII text files.
-All graphics can be printed or copied to the clipboard for use in external programs.

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