The purpose of this paper is to present the results of some of the studies of the design and analysis of curved bridge structures and the resulting design specifications. Details are given of the analysis techniques available (static method-US Steel, computer matrix grid method, space frame grid method, finite element method, finite differences method) and of the design aids (impact factors, live load design, amplification factor, distribution factor, reduction factor, evaluation of girder forces and deformation, dead load design, warping stress adjustment, girder spacing, torsional properties, shear centre, normalized warping functions, warping stiffness, torsional constant,and warping nominal stress). The AASHO design criteria, as applied to steel i and box girder bridges, are given in tabulated form. These criteria are listed for both straight and curved elements. 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

    P.O. Box 566
    The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Heins, C P
  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Accession Number: 00393162
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 90-247-2932-7
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM