ULTIMATE LOAD RESPONSE OF A STEEL I BEAM COMPOSITE MULTI-GIRDER SIMPLE SPAN BRIDGE MODEL

The purpose of the research work is to examine the response of a multigirder composite bridge model and to correlate the experimental ultimate load to the value predicted by an analytical technique. The elastic, elastic-plastic, and fully plastic response of the model is presented in terms of deflections and strains in the model. These functions are also compared to the analytical results. The resulting comparison indicates that the analytical technique is an accurate predictor of the ultimate load. Thus, the use of this analytical technique should provide reasonable results in parametric studies.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Maryland State Highway Administration, Brooklandville, Bureau of Research.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    College Park, MD  USA  20742

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Maryland Department of Transportation

    State Highway Administration, 707 N Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD  USA  21202
  • Authors:
    • Heins Jr, C P
    • Holliday, R O
    • Yoo, C H
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 135 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093917
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 54 Intrm Rpt., FHWA/RD-75-S0396
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM