Bentley acquires TDV GmbH, Analysis and Design Software provider for bridge engineering

Bentley acquires TDV GmbH, Analysis and Design Software provider for bridge engineering

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Pennsylvania, USA, 09 May 2007: Bentley Systems announced that it has acquired TDV GmbH of Austria, a provider of structural modeling, analysis, and design software for bridge engineering since 1970.

TDV is a software provider and an engineering consulting firm in the field of technical data processing. Its main objective is the development and application of software used in the structural, civil and mechanical engineering fields.

RM 2006 is the leading product of TDV’s being used in static and dynamic design and analysis of steel, concrete, and composite structures which is used by bridge design firms. RM 2006 provides built-in time dimension, parametric geometry definition, and integrated tendon design, allowing sophisticated calculation of time-dependent properties for all bridge types and construction sequences.

Few of the examples where TDV’s software installations and consulting made include:

  • Stonecutters Bridge in Hong Kong, which has a main span of 1018 meters designed with a main span longer than 1000 meters
  • The 8206-kilometer-long Sutong Bridge in China, which will cross the Yangze River and include a multi-span cable-stayed section with a longest span of 1088 meters
  • Hardanger Bridge in Norway, a suspension bridge that will have a main span of approximately 1310 meters
  • The new Woodrow Wilson Bridge in the United States, which will consist of two side-by-side bascule bridges each 1852 meters in length

    By integrating the capabilities of RM 2006 with those of Bentley’s recently acquired BridgeKey software for load analysis rating and heavy-load permitting on existing bridges, as well as its GEOPAK Bridge, InRoads Bridge, Bentley Rebar, Bentley PowerRebar, and other products, Bentley is now planning to provide end-to-end bridge design and management solution. This will help in streamlined workflows and productivity improvements for organizations in the roadway and bridge sectors.

    “This acquisition exemplifies Bentley’s strategic focus on providing comprehensive software solutions for infrastructure projects,” said Bhupinder Singh, senior vice president, Bentley Software. “RM 2006 adds sophisticated, advanced structural analysis capabilities to Bentley’s market-leading structural design solutions, including our RAM and STAAD product lines, and expands our transportation design portfolio to encompass all elements of a roadway or rail design project.”

    Singh continues, “With the software’s advanced parametric modeling and construction sequence-based analysis, bridge designers will be able to model and analyze every stage of the bridge construction project. In addition to staged construction analysis, the design team can now consider dynamic load conditions from wind, water, and high speed trains.”

    For more information about Bentley’s TDV line of solutions and services, go to www.tdv.at/wse/index.htm.