In the CSiBridge (a Sap2000 equvalence for Bridge Engineering) and Midas Civil, the traffic load can be optimized in the trasverse direction as follows:
- In each single lane, if width of the traffic load is less than width of the lane, the traffic load can move in the transverse direction of the lane to get the most unfavorableload effect.
- If the total width of multiple lanes is less than the total roadway width, the softwares will optimze the lanes in the transverse direction to get the most unfavorableload effect. This is so called “Floating lanes” in the CSiBridge
In Midas Civil, it’s called Traffic Load Optimization
Moving Load Optimization
Moving load optimization allows you to find the number of loaded lanes and the exact position of vehicles in the transverse direction as well as longitudinal direction, which will give the most critical responses.
How to optimize traffic load in the transverse direction in Sofistik Teddy?