Preliminary Design Aids

The QuikBeam programs were developed to assist the bridge designer during the TS&L phase of a project to identify the most economically prestressed concrete bridge solution.

There are two versions:
QuikBeamPennDOT For designs according to PENNDOT (DM-4) LRFD specifications
QuikBeamAASHTO For designs according to general AASHTO LRFD specifications

To better understand the program and its assumptions you can view an introduction as well as the program’s technical features and limitations.

The program and documentation files are available for downloading in a compressed ZIP format and will need to be extracted for use with standard file extraction software.

Downloads

 
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Rules of Thumb for Bridge Girder Designs
(44.0 KB DOC File)
 
Here are some simple suggestions to direct the designer towards achieving the most economical design for prestressed concrete bridges.
Rules of Thumb.doc
 
 
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Life Cycle Cost Analysis Spreadsheet
(120.7 KB ZIP File)
 
This is an Excel spreadsheet that allows computations along the lines of the Power Point presentation on this subject which can be found at the PRESENTATIONS tab of this web site.
LCCAnalysis-ver4xls (1).zip
 
 
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QuikBeamPennDOT (Version 5.04)
(853.3 KB ZIP File)
 
  • PENNDOT LRFD Specifications
  • (Conventional Units of Measure)
  • Includes all PENNDOT Standard I-Beams, PA Bulb Tee Girders, Spread Box-Beams, Adjacent Composite Box-Beams, and Adjacent Non-Composite Box-Beams.
QuikBeamPennDOT-5.04.zip
 
 
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QuikBeamAASHTO (Version 5.04)
(744.4 KB ZIP File)
 
  • General AASHTO LRFD Specifications
  • (Conventional Units of Measure)
  • Includes all Central Atlantic Standard I-Beams, Bulb Tee Girders, Spread Box-Beams, Adjacent Composite Box-Beams, and Adjacent Non-Composite Box-Beams.
QuickBeamAASHTO-5.04.zip
 
 
 

PDF Downloads

 
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QuikBeamPennDOT Documentation
(520.9 KB PDF File)
 
QuikBeamPennDOT (5.04).pdf
 
 
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QuikBeamAASHTO Documentation
(483.0 KB PDF File)
 
QuikBeamAASHTO (5.04).pdf