A series solution has been development to analyze the elastic behavior of post-tensioned waffle slab bridges subjected to laterally applied uniform and concentrated (patch) loads. The solution applies to bridges of rectangular and skew planforms. Realistic estimates of the orthotropic rigidities of waffle construction are used in the solution. The analysis is verified and substantiated by tests on two 1/8-scale models of prestressed concrete waffle slab bridges. The load-carring capacity of prestressed waffle-type structures versus prestressed slab-type ones is compared.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Kennedy, J B
    • El-Sebakhy, I S
  • Publication Date: 1980-12

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  • Accession Number: 00329635
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM