STATIC SHEAR TESTS ON LONGITUDINALLY STIFFENED PLATE GIRDERS

EIGHT STATIC SHEAR TESTS WERE CONDUCTED ON FOUR LONGITUDINALLY STIFFENED PLATE GIRDERS. THE EXPERIMENTAL VARIABLES WERE THE PANEL ASPECT RATIO, TRANSVERSE STIFFENER SIZE, AND LONGITUDINAL STIFFENER LOCATION AND SIZE. THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVES OF THE TESTS WERE TO DETERMINE THE EFFECT OF LONGITUDINAL STIFFENERS ON THE STATIC BEHAVIOR OF PLATE GIRDER PANELS SUBJECTED TO HIGH SHEAR AND TO DETERMINE THE CONTRIBUTION OF LONGITUDINAL STIFFENERS TO THE STATIC SHEAR STRENGTH OF PLATE GIRDERS. THE TEST SETUP AND TEST PROCEDURE ARE DESCRIBED AND THE RESULTS ARE ANALYZED AND DISCUSSED. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE LONGITUDINAL STIFFENERS WERE EFFECTIVE IN CONTROLLING WEB DEFLECTIONS, FORCING SEPARATE TENSION FIELDS TO DEVELOP IN THE SUBPANELS FORMED BY THE LONGITUDINAL STIFFENERS AND THEREBY INCREASING THE SHEAR STRENGTH OF THE GIRDERS.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lehigh University

    Bethlehem, PA  USA  18015
  • Authors:
    • Fielding, D J
    • Cooper, P B
  • Publication Date: 1965-12

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  • Accession Number: 00207782
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Hpr-1 /1/
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 1 1994 12:00AM