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  United States  20590

    University of Arizona, Tucson

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Tucson, AZ  United States  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