THE CONSTRUCTION OF LARGE SPAN STRUCTURES WITH STRUCTURAL PLATES

ESTRUCTURAS DE GRANDES LUCES CONSTRUIDAS CON CHAPAS ESTRUCTURALES

During the last 10 years, with the need for greater load-bearing surfaces and larger spans, new designs and construction methods have enabled engineers to use corrugated structural plate in the building of structures with dimensions that were formerly thought to be impossible. These structures are defined as those underground culverts or underpasses with spans that exceed 4.60 m (15') or 7.60 m (25'), or with curve radii of more than 2.40 m (8') or 3.70 m (12'), depending on the variation in the spans or curve radii. 900 structures of this type have been built throughout the world, some with spans of up to 15.00 m. The author analyzes and summarizes the basic concepts in design, types of sections that can be built, general construction procedures, and potential future applications. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the IRF Inter American Regional Meeting, Buenos Aires, 5-9 May 1980. Papers can be obtained in original language only. For individual papers see also TRIS 316755-316799.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Road Federation

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    Washington, DC  USA  20024
  • Authors:
    • Lovera, M A
  • Publication Date: 1980

Language

  • Spanish

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: n.p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316762
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Road Federation
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 3 Volumes Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM