This paper presents the electronic computer programmes used for the design of standard bridge superstructures by the SETRA (Service d'Etudes techniques des Routes et Autoroutes) of the French Department of Public Works. There is one particular programme for each bridge type. Through these programmes, concrete widths and depths and steel reinforcement are calculated for reinforced concrete beam and slab bridges, and prestressing is designed for prestressed concrete beam and slab bridges. Since February 1, 1962, 11,000 bridges have been designed with these varied and general programmes, suitable for most standard road and freeway overpasses. (Journal translation)

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    National Research Council of Canada

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  • Authors:
    • Thenoz, M
    • BIDAUD, C
  • Publication Date: 1979-9


  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00308026
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM