This paper provides an overview of the inelastic response of highway bridges composed of steel girders, rolled, built-up or plate girders, and reinforced concrete deck slab. The various research programmes summarized in the paper have all employed the finite element displacement method. The nonlinearities associated with overloading are analysed, eg, nonlinearity of the stress-strain curve for concrete and steel, cracking and crushing of the concrete, yielding of steel, local and global stability of the steel girders and their components, post-buckling behaviour of steel components, and slip between the deck and the girders. To illustrate the capabilities of the research summarised, an example is given of tests on a four span continuous bridge. For the covering abstract see TRIS 393158. (TRRL)

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    • Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Analysis and Design of Bridges, CESME, Izmir, Turkey, June 28-July 9, 1982.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB

    Wassenaarseweg 220, P.O. Box 93200
    The Hague,   Netherlands 

    Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

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    The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Koestem, C N
  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Accession Number: 00393161
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 90-247-2932-7
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM