ASTRA Pro – The Versatile Bridge and Structure Design Software
ASTRA Pro operates in Standards of AASHTO-LRFD, BS 5400, Eurocode2, BS 8006, BD 37/01, AASHTO-LRFD, and IRC 112, 114 & IRC 6. In addition, the designs are in Working Stress (IRC & British Standard) and Limit State (AASHTO, BS Eurocode2, and IRC). The detailed Technical Specification is attached herewith for your ready reference. ASTRA Pro is offered to interested users with various essential and standard bridge and structure design features at a very reasonable and affordable price.
Featuring Working Stress and Limit State Design of Bridges with Static, Seismic, and Moving Load Analysis with:
- AASHTO-LRFD Design
- British Standard Eurocode 2, 5400, BD 37/01, with HA & HB Loading and IRC 112 (2011), IRC 6 (2014), and IRC 114 (2018) with DL, SIDL, and LL
- Structural Analysis and Design in Limit State Method.
ASTRA Pro bridge design suit includes RCC ‘T’ Girder Bridges, Composite Bridges with Steel Plate/Box Girder and RCC Deck Slab in straight or curved layouts with single and Multi-Span, PSC ‘I’ Girder Bridges, PSC Box Girder Bridges, Continuous PSC Box Girder Bridges, Steel Truss Bridges, Arch Suspension Bridges, Rope Cable Suspension Bridge, Cable Stayed & Extradosed Bridges for River Bridges with non-linear Stage Analysis, Flyovers, Rail/Road Over Bridges, Vehicular/Pedestrian Rail / Road Underpasses as RCC Box, RCC Box Culverts (Single Cell & Multi-Cell), RCC Slab Culverts, NP3/NP4 Pipe Culverts, Hydrology, RCC Pier and Wall & Box type Abutment with Front and Back Counter fort Earth Retaining walls, with analysis in span lodged and dislodged conditions and seismic analysis, Well, Pile and Open Foundations, Bridge Bearings, Reinforced Earth Walls (BS 8006), Estimation for BoQ and Cost with item Rate Analysis.
ASTRA Pro gives the complete Analysis and Design details in step-wise format and a complete set of sample drawings in editable CAD format. In the Unauthorized version, the default input data can not be changed, and the drawings are for viewing only. The Reports and drawings are complete as a set for each design module. Detail estimation for BoQ, Item Rates & Costs are also available for Girder type Bridges, Box type Bridges/Culverts, and Composite bridges.
ASTRA Pro has Optional Structural Design applications for RCC Framed Multi Storied Buildings with Foundation options for Open-Pile-Raft, RCC Tunnel Lining with Steel Ribs and RCC Portal based on Rock Quality Designation (RQD), and Rock Mass Rating (RMR), RCC Retaining Wall, Reinforced Earth Wall (BS 8006), RCC & PSC Jetty design, Steel Towers/Pylons, etc.
ASTRA Pro Structure Analysis with Finite Element Models by Beam, Truss, Plate/Shell, Solid Brick, and Boundary Elements acted on by Static, Dynamic, Temperature, Sinking Support, and Moving vehicle Loads. In addition, dynamic Analysis is featured for Eigen Values, Response Spectrum, and Time History Analysis. Pre-processor supports the analysis with CAD Graphical User Interface for 3D modeling to create a structure model and analysis data.
Guide for Obtaining License (for one year and from the second-year License is renewable):
Step 1: ASTRA Pro Professional Version (Not Premium Version) is to be downloaded and installed on a PC/Laptop on which the License will be made. The downloaded and installed version is initially “Unauthorized Version” (if not licensed on the PC before); the “License Activation key” is required to make the version “Authorized.”
Step 2: The License is made on a particular PC/Laptop and cannot be shifted to another PC/Laptop before renewal. The web-based License is made on a particular pc or laptop. During the license period, it can be uninstalled and re-installed (if the system is formatted) any number of times, and the License will remain active on that PC or Laptop.
Step 3: Open the main screen of ASTRA Pro by clicking the mouse on the desktop icon “ASTRA Pro Release 24”, Go to the menu ‘File’ and then select the item “Enter License Activation Key.” The dialog box appears with the customer’s ‘Computer ID.’ Mention the customer’s name, email ID, and Contact/Whatsapp number. In the ‘Message’ box, mention the product name. Next, click on the button ‘Send Mail’ to send mail, and the email will come to Techsoft.
Step 4: Techsoft will send the “License Activation Key” to the customer by email / Whatsapp by the next working day. Once again, the customer has to go to the menu ‘File’ and select the item “Enter License Activation Key.” The dialog box appears with the same ‘Computer ID.’ Enter the ‘License Activation Key’ in its box, click on the button “Activate,” and the License will be activated for a specified period of one month. The validity will be displayed at the bottom of the main screen of ASTRA Pro. After expiry, the License may be activated by subscription payment.
Step 5: The License will be for one year (standard). From the second year onwards, every year user has to renew the License by making payment for the annual subscription.
Step 6: The License is based on a particular PC/Laptop computer. The License activated in any PC/Laptop computer cannot be shifted to another PC/Laptop computer.
Disclaimer: In case of any problem with the customer’s computer Techsoft Engineering Services or any of its subsidiaries/associates/partners will not be responsible.