PGSuper is our Precast-Prestressed Girder design and analysis software.
This software has been developed by the Bridge Design Office's of the Washington and Texas Departments of Transportation for the Alternate Route Project.
PGSuper can be used to design, check, and load rate precast-prestressed girder bridges in
accordance with the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specification, WSDOT criteria, or TxDOT criteria. The
flexural design feature computes the number and configuration of prestressing strands and
the minimum required concrete release strength. The shear design feature determines the
number, size, and spacing of transverse reinforcement for vertical shear, horizontal
shear, bursting, and strand confinement. Specification checking evaluates girders for
compliance with strength, service, and detailing criteria. Girders are evaluated for
stresses and stability during handling and transportation. Temporary prestressing to
control camber, improve stability, and reduce concrete release strengths may also be
input. The capabilities and constraints of local fabricators have been accounted for in
this software product. PGSuper has been designed to allow for future expansion and
updating as design criteria and user expectations change.
PGSuper is licensed with the Alternate Route Open
Free online PGSuper training and P2P email support is available at PGSuper.com.