Calculation of an Arch

In this example an arch is calculated. The first load case (constant line load) is analysed linear and for third order theory.For all other load cases a additional ridge-load is defined (which increases in each load case). First the ridge is under tension and then cracks open.In the last load case flying shores are used for extra support.

You will find further explanatory notes in the input data file.

You will find the input data file via

TEDDY > help > examples... > ase > english > nonlinear_quad > arch_bridge.dat

Level of difficulty: advanced

Keywords arch, QUAD, minimum reinforcement, nonlinear analysis, cracked concrete, third order theory, SOFiSTiK example