Stress distribution in bridge frames is measured in a series of tests on damaged end posts with angles turned out, solid cover plate on top and lacing on the bottom and on two other end posts with angles turned in, solid cover plate on top and perforated cover plate on the bottom. Each end post is loaded to failure at each increment of increase in damage, with damage varying from none at the first test to severely damaged condition for the final tests on an end post. It is concluded that the model bridge with damaged end posts has greater capacity than was expected by bridge engineers. Both types of end posts fail at the same load for straight, undamaged condition, although the latticed type suffers localized failure whereas the perforated cover plate type suffers integral-type failure.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60605
  • Publication Date: 1964-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 385-386
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 65 N
    • Issue Number: 583
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052303
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM