Bentley’s LEAP Bridge Enterprise, the most widely used concrete bridge design software in the United States, was recently released for India, including support for Indian Road Congress (IRC) bridge design speci cations. To introduce LEAP Bridge Enterprise to India, the software was used to re-create the design and analysis of the South Kasheli Bridge, and the results were then validated against the detailed calculations from the original design consultant.
The South Kasheli Bridge is a 13-span prestressed concrete (post-tensioned) box girder bridge that crosses the Thane creek at Thane-Bhiwandi-Wadapa Road in Maharashtra in western India. The bridge was designed by S.N. Bhobe and Associates using Bentley’s STAAD.Pro for analysis and spreadsheets for the design, which is typical in India for bridge design. The results obtained from LEAP Bridge Enterprise matched closely with those performed by S.N. Bhobe and Associates. More importantly, using LEAP Bridge Enterprise showed a potential time savings of up to 80 percent.