Good for quick, fast preliminary design. Object Orientated Modeling allows user to model the bridge quickly as an assembly of Girder, Pier, Tendon etc. without specifying nodal coordinate, connectivity, cross sections.
Affordable solution which fulfill almost all requirements of a Concrete Bridge of Segmental Construction
Accurate time dependent analysis, creep, shrinkage, PT losses, etc. ADAPT ABI accurately calculates effect of change of Tendon Forces over the time.
Easy to learn as opposed to mastering other Bridge solutions where you will be struggling (especially younger engineers) to come to grips with the software.
Can import AutoCAD drawings and using conversion tools create cross sections, girders, piers, tendons, rebar, stays etc. quickly and assemble Bridge structure fairly quickly. One can even open a DWG file (any version) without having AutoCAD in his system using ADAPT-ABI, view or edit the drawing and save it back as DWG format compatible with any version of AutoCAD.
This program can easily handle all Bridge projects where the horizontal alignment is straight or having moderate curvature. Extended 2D (2.5D) solution gives a much faster processing speed compared to other solutions.
It can handle moderate curvature with associated torsion calculations. By moderate curvature we mean horizontal offset between two successive piers in plan is less than 1/10 th of distance between the piers.
Physical modeling of tendons and force is determined as per location as opposed to equivalent force taken by other programs. Almost all programs replace the tendon by an equivalent axial force along the cg line of the member to compute the results. However ADAPT ABI retains the position of tendon and obtains its force along Tendon line.
Automatic rigid link formation between deck and pier when it generates Input File
This program can model travelers and handle construction sequences effectively.
User can model parts of deck as intended for casting and analyze the assembly as a composite section with differential creep and shrinkage pattern. It also allows user to model non linear variation of temperature gradient.
Using reference line allows users to model and modify bridge geometry with ease and also adjust travel path, loadings, tendons etc. accordingly.
The all new ADAPT-ABI features a 3D modeling environment which allows the user to model any bridge structure graphically and to define and manage constructions stages more efficiently. The bridge structures may include tendons, loads and travel paths.