CORRELATION OF THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL DATA FOR HIGHWAY BRIDGES. VOLUME II. MILITARY LOADING

A computer program analytical routine 'SSAP-2' is used to correlate a theoretical finite element analysis with experimental results for three typical two-lane multi-span girder and slab highway bridges in Tennessee. The programmed response for a fourth bridge is also included. All three bridges gave excellent correlation between predicted and experimental responses for deflection and moment distribution of the HET-70 loading to the main carrying members of the bridge. It is concluded that maximum stresses induced by future unique heavy military loads can be compared on a timely basis with the highway bridge structure's load carrying capability by use of the computerized theoretical method.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, PB-245 812.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Structure and Applied Mechanics Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    University of Arizona, Tucson

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Tucson, AZ  USA  85721-0072
  • Authors:
    • Miklofsky, H A
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 182 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093477
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-75- 77 Final Rpt., FCP 25F2-022
  • Contract Numbers: P0-3-1-1890
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM