SKEW ARCH INVESTIGATIONS

A SERIES OF TESTS WERE PERFORMED TO DETERMINE THE LAW OF DISTRIBUTION OF STRESSES ON SKEW ARCHES. TESTS INDICATE THAT THE CENTROID OF VERTICLE REACTIONS FOR THE 60 DEGREE SKEW IS LOCATED 1/3 OF THE LENGTH OF THE ABUTMENT MEASURED FROM THE OBTUSE ANGLE AND THAT ITS LOCATION SHIFTS BETWEEN THAT POINT AND THE CENTER AS THE ANGLE OF SKEW DECREASES. THE CENTROID OF THE HORIZONTAL REACTIONS LIES IN THE OBTUSE THIRD OF THE ABUTMENT LENGTH AT ABOUT THE 1/3 POINT AND SHIFTS TOWARDS THE CENTER WITH A DECREASE IN THE ANGLE OF SKEW.

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C., December 4-5, 1924
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00209247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1970 12:00AM