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Is there a software to test how much load a structure can hold? Answered

Is there any software where I can identify the material and the structure and then test how much load the structure can hold before it fails? My structure is a spaghetti bridge and I was wondering if such  software exists where I can input the data (material, dimension, shape, etc) and then identify a load unit and start applying it to the structure. Therefore, I would be able to enhance my bridge before execution. Thank you for your help!

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knektek

5 years ago

If you have a reasonably good knowledge of mathematics - mechanics, then you should be able to work it out for yourself, but for the software i'm not too sure.

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iceng

5 years ago

Make a realistic model and stress it to failure.

Not only will it give you insight of the failure mode.
But after conversion from model to real life loading.
You can select a 50% safety factor and build your structure
With reasonable confidence of success.

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HMN93iceng

Answer 5 years ago

First I thought of this but I said I would save some time if I could check my work and calculation using a software. But I think a realistic model is the most accurate representation of the structure.
Thank you!