NEW TYPE OF COMPOSITE STEEL AND CONCRETE BRIDGE

COMPOSITE STEEL AND CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION COMBINES THE LIGHTNESS OF STRUCTURAL STEEL WITH THE ADAPTABILITY OF CONCRETE. THE PAPER DESCRIBES A NEW METHOD FOR THE SIMPLE JOINING OF PREFRABRICATED STEEL MEMBERS WITH IN-SITU CAST CONCRETE TO FORM A "MONOLITHIC" CONTINUOUS THREE-DIMENSIONAL RIGID FRAME. JOINTS PERMITTING MOVEMENT BETWEEN PARTS OF THE STRUCTURE ARE AVOIDED, BUT FLEXIBILITY REQUIRED TO ACCOMMODATE TEMPERATURE EXPANSION IS PROVIDED BY ADEQUATE SLENDERNESS OF THE MEMBERS. MATERIAL IS SAVED IN THE LIGHTER MEMBERS AND THE ULTIMATE STRENGTH OF THE STRUCTURE AS A WHOLE IS INCREASED BY OVERALL CONTINUITY. /AUTHOR/

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    Institution of Engineers

    Science House, Gloucester and Essex Streets
    Sydney,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Fried, A
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00083366
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM