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FCM Bridge Wizard


  • The Wizard automatically generates the model data of a bridge constructed by an FCM, Free Cantilever Method, by entering simple variables. The data include elements, boundary conditions, tendon placement, construction stages, etc. for a bridge composed of PSC (prestressed or post-tensioned Concrete) Box sections. 

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FCM Wizard permits us to define true construction conditions even when a bridge is constructed asymmetrically and when span lengths vary. FCM Wizard can also reflect the change of polynomial order for tapered sections, adjusting the time of grouting, etc.

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The input data in FCM Bridge Wizard are saved in the corresponding dialog boxes once the Wizard is executed normally. We can recall the input data after closing the Wizard and subsequently check, modify and re-execute the Wizard. In addition, Wizard data can be saved as a file with .wzd extension, which can be recalled even after closing the program.



From the main menu, select [Structure] tab > [Wizard] group > [PSC Box Bridge] > [FCM Bridge]



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FCM Bridge Wizard dialog box


Bridge Model Data Type

Select a Data Input Type.

Type 1

Define PSC Box Section and tendon layout in conformity with the form provided by the Wizard.

Type 2

The user defines PSC Box Section and tendon layout manually. The Section defined by the user can be recalled and thus, multi-Cell Section can be defined.



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