BPLRFD Initial License and Update Fees

Last revised: April 17, 2020

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To design or analyze elastomeric bearing pads in accordance with the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Design Manual Part 4 using US customary units.  Plain pads, plain pads with a hole, laminated pads, and laminated pads with a hole can be designed or analyzed for simple-span or continuous span structures.  Beam types considered are: Prestressed I‑Beams, Prestressed Box Beams, Prestressed Adjacent Box Beams, and Steel I‑Beams. The effects of skew angle, vertical load, horizontal longitudinal moment, and beam rotation due to live load are considered in the design procedure.


Expansion length, dead load and live load reactions, live load rotation, skew angle, shrinkage and creep movement, temperature range, hardness and pad dimensions.


Pad length, pad width, number of layers and thicknesses, number of shims and thicknesses, specification check for geometry, dead load stress, live load stress, anchorage, shim stresses, rotations, pad stability and deflection.

BPLRFD User's Manual

Note: An Evaluation (demonstration) version of this software is not available.

BPLRFD Version Released Fee Private Fee Gov/Edu Federal and StateTransportation Agencies
Initial 1.0 May-97 --- --- ---
Update 1.1 Oct-98 Free Free Free
Update 1.2 Oct-00 $300.00 $50.00 Free
Update Sep-05 $300.00 $50.00 Free
Update Nov-07 $300.00 $50.00 Free
Update Apr-10 $100.00 $50.00 Free
Update Mar-13 $200.00 $50.00 Free
Update Jun-15 $100.00 $50.00 Free
Update Aug-18 $300.00 $50.00 Free
Update Aug-19 $300.00 $50.00 Free
Update May-20 $100.00 $50.00 Free
New License --- $600.00 $100.00 Free

Note: The update fees listed above are the fees required to update from the previous version.  Update fees are cumulative. Include all update fees for intermediate releases if you are updating from an older version, however the update fee should not exceed that charged for a new license.

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