D3.C.1 General Comments
The British Standard, BS5400 adopts the limit state design philosophy and is applicable to steel, concrete, and composite construction. The code is in ten parts covering various aspects of bridge design. The implementation of part 3, Code of practice for design of steel bridges, in STAAD is restricted in its scope to simply supported spans. It is assumed that the depth remains constant and both construction and composite stages of steel I-Sections can be checked. The following sections describe in more detail features of the design process currently available in STAAD.