PGSuper is Precast-Prestressed Girder design, analysis, and load rating software. PGSuper can be used to design, check, and load rate precast-prestressed girder bridges in accordance with the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specification and DOT agency-specific 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 Source License.
PGSuper is part of the BridgeLink application framework