Design formulas are presented for evaluating the ultimate strength of plate girder panels under bending, shear, or a combination of shear and bending. The formulas were evolved from a study of the numerical data obtained using the analytical methods previously developed in the course of this research. The ultimate strength of a panel is obtained as a sum of the contributions by the web buckling strength (beam action), the web post-buckling strength (tension field action), and the flange strength (frame action). A tentative recommendation is made for precluding the development of fatigue cracks due to the back-and-forth deflection of the web plate.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lehigh University

    Fritz Engineering Laboratory
    Bethlehem, PA  United States  18015
  • Authors:
    • Ostapenko, A
    • Chern, C
    • Parsanejad, S
  • Publication Date: 1971-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 53 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00033642
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FEL-328.12
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 25 1972 12:00AM