STUDY OF ORTHOTROPIC SLABS

ETUDE DES DALLES ORTHOTROPES

TO STUDY ORTHOTROPIC SLABS, RESTING ON 3 OR 4 SUPPORTS, UNDER LOCAL AND GENERAL, STATIC AND DYNAMIC FLEXURAL STRESSES; TO STUDY THE INFLUENCE OF VARIOUS SURFACINGS ON THE DYNAMIC BEHAVIOUR OF ORTHOTROPIC SLABS; TO STUDY A NEW MODEL OF CROSS-BAR FOR ORTHOTROPIC SLABS. IN 1976, IT IS ENVISAGED: TO USE THE RESULTS OF THE DYNAMIC TESTS, CARRIED OUT ON THE MOTORWAY BRIDGE OF THE REGIONAL LABORATORY IN LILLE; TO CONDUCT PRELIMINARY TESTS ON THE NEW MODEL CROSS-BAR FOR ORTHOTROPIC SLABS; TO CARRY OUT DYNAMIC TESTS ON A LCPC SLAB UNIT; TO CONDUCT A STUDY OF RESIDUAL STRESSES IN THE VICINITY OF THE WELDING SEAM.