A Better Way to Design Bridge Piers, Bents, and Abutments

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Key Features
  • Piers, bents, and abutments
  • AASHTO LRFD or Std Specs
  • Dual units: US & SI
  • Hammerhead, multi-column, walls
  • Spread or pile footings
  • AASHTO load types & groups
  • Automatic load generation
  • True 3D Modelling
  • Interactive design

ETPier is a high-performance Windows-based program for the design and analysis of highway bridge piers, bents, and abutments. ETPier seamlessly combines the functionality of a state-of-the-art structural analysis engine with concrete column, beam, and footing design capabilities. Integration of the critical design tasks into one system means you get superior productivity and flexibility and improved quality control. 

ETPier is specifically designed for bridge substructures. Powerful parametric modeling wizards are included to facilitate rapid structure layout and generation. Specify which load combinations to investigate and ETPier will automatically process them and quickly identify the governing case for each component of the structure. Under the hood is a structural analysis engine that redefines performance. 

True 3D analysis capabilities are built in. Non-linear second order effects are handled at the matrix level to dramatically cut processing time. The result: complete analyses can be done real-time in seconds rather than minutes or hours. Fast and accurately.

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​Prices include full technical support and access to all updates.

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Single User License


Software can be installed on a single workstation. This license is tied to the workstation's hardware and cannot be shared with other users, and can only be moved to another machine after contacting us. 

This license is most suitable for mobile computers or a single user/workstation setup.

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Site License


Software can be installed on a maximum of four computers at a single location.

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