LOAD- AND RESISTANCE-FACTOR DESIGN OF CONCRETE HIGHWAY BRIDGES

Load-factor design of concrete bridges has been included in the AASHTO specifications for highway bridges since 1973. This design method leads to savings in materials and a more uniform safety level for bridges. However, the serviceability limit states must be considered by designers. Five methods of specifying load and resistance factors are reviewed and compared, and a procedure for implementing a modern load- and resistance factor design specification is presented. This procedure requires coordination between groups writing various parts of the design specification. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-7
  • Monograph Title: Probabilistic design, redundancy, and other bridge papers
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  • Accession Number: 00302390
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309029589
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM