PHASE I OF AN EVALUATION OF BRIDGE VIBRATION AS RELATED TO BRIDGE DECK PERFORMANCE

ELEVEN HIGHWAY BRIDGES REPRESENTING NINE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF CONSTRUCTION WERE SUBJECTED TO AN ANALYTICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION TO ESTABLISH ANY CORRELATIONS POSSIBLE BETWEEN DECK CRACKING AND VARIABLES OF DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE. THE INVESTIGATION WAS OF THE NATURE OF A PRELIMINARY SURVEY WHICH WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A MORE INTENSIVE STUDY OF THE MORE PROMISING CORRELATIONS INDICATED. THE MORE EXTENSIVE CRACKING WAS FOUND TO OCCUR IN CONNECTION WITH THE MORE FLEXIBLE STEEL STRUCTURES, WITH THE HEAVIER TRAFFIC VOLUMES AND WITH CONTINUITY OF SPANS AND SKEWNESS. APPENDICES TO THE REPORT INCLUDE CRACK SURVEYS OF THE DECKS, DESCRIPTIONS OF THE THEORETICAL ANALYSES USED FOR FREQUENCY AND DEFLECTION DETERMINATIONS AND A WORK PLAN FOR THE NEXT PHASE OF THE STUDY LOOKING INTO THE CRACKING OF NEWLY CONSTRUCTED BRIDGES. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr-1 (6), 440.924
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    203 Administration Building
    Knoxville, TN  USA  37996-0700

    Tennessee Department of Highways

    Nashville, TN  USA 

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Goodpasture, D W
    • Goodwin, W A
  • Publication Date: 1969-7-31

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00207917
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 7 1994 12:00AM