In modern concrete highway bridges, torsional loadings are created in a variety of loading situations both during construction and during the service life of the structure. Overhanging deck forms cantilevered from edge beams are a primary source of torsional loading during construction of a prestressed beam, cast-in-place deck structure. Torsional loads occur, under traffic, in beams in skewed and curved structures and in other more liberal designs. These requirements have emphasized the need for a better understanding of practical methods for analyzing torsional stresses in prestressed concrete beams. A simple method of analysis and a reliable failure or strength criterion, verified by experimental data, is urgently needed.

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  • Authors:
    • Buth, Eugene
    • Furr, Howard L
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  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 16-28
  • Monograph Title: Bridge design, construction and repair
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  • Accession Number: 00043903
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ISBN 0-309-02072-7
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1973 12:00AM