The report deals with acceleration studies of highway bridges. The effects of major parameters on the bridge accelerations were investigated and compared to the acceleration criteria for human response. Three different types of highway bridges were investigated; simple span, two span continuous and three span continuous bridges. The parameters selected included those related to the bridge, to the vehicle and to the initial conditions of bridge and vehicle. The results of the investigation indicated the amplitudes of accelerations which psychologically disturbed the pedestrian. Some magnitudes of acceleration were larger than the recommended limit of comfort when the surface roughness of the bridges was taken into account.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Indiana State Highway Commission, Indianapolis.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Indiana State Highway Commission

    Indianapolis, IN  United States  46204
  • Authors:
    • Aramraks, T
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 275 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091585
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: JHRP-75-2 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: 1(12), Part 2
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM