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Truss Calculation

An example for the interactive calculation of a truss (here: a simplified bridge) with the kinematics software ASOM v7, considering the following features:

  • a truck drives over the shown bridge
  • both wheel pairs (front and rear) transmit partial loads independently
  • all results for all parts of the bridge (e.g. bearing forces and tensile/compressive member forces) are immediately available for the whole distance of travel
  • changes of the truck load are considered automatically
  • on changes in truss structure all results are updated immediately
  • etc.

It is also shown how the kinematic constraints and the acting forces and masses for the system were entered.

As an addition to the original video, this “making of” allows a look behind the scenes and shows how the example project was built.