Continuous Railroad Bridges Design Study has produced a computer program which will analyze a steel type continuous railroad bridge. The bridge may have one or up to a maximum of four continuous spans. Main longitudinal members may be prismatic or non-prismatic, may contain more than one type of steel and should be composed of rolled beams or constant depth plate girder only. The program takes into account any settlements at supports, if specified. The loading is Copper E-80 or any other combination of series load. The program computes the loading on floor beams and designs them accordingly. The bridge may have open deck or ballasted deck supported by steel floor plate. The program language is FORTRAN IV Basic and was developed on IBM 1130-16K System. It can be readily implemented on any compatible or bigger system. With some judicious rearrangement the program may be implemented on IBM 1130-8K or any other similar small system. The Study was oriented toward practicing engineers and the program should result in considerable savings of time and effort.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research sponsored by the Ohio Department of Transportation, and conducted in cooperation with the U. S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Optimum, Incorporated

    3857 North High Street
    Columbus, OH  United States  43214
  • Authors:
    • Kale, V R
  • Publication Date: 1974-12-31

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 76 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128598
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OHIO-DOT-23-74 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: 14255(0)
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1977 12:00AM