FORT DUQUESNE BRIDGE: FRACTURE ANALYSIS OF FLANGE CORES

Tests were run on cores removed from bent SB3 of the Fort Duquesne Bridge. Metallographic examination of cores taken through the welds connecting the girder flange plate with column flange plates indicated that cracking was associated with repair welding. Fracture toughness tests and V-notch Charpy impact tests were run on 2.5 inch thick A517 steel flange plate material. The fracture toughness tests did not give valid K Sub Ic (1 sec) measurements at -30 F, but they do provide some information on the fracture behavior of the material. Z-direction tensile tests on flange plate material showed low ductility.

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    Materials Research Laboratory Incorporated

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    Federal Highway Administration

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  • Authors:
    • CROSLEY, P B
  • Publication Date: 1984-12

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 65 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00393975
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-TS-84-210 Final Rpt., FCP 35Z K028
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-83-C-00102
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1985 12:00AM