LESSONS TO BE DRAWN FROM ACCIDENTS WHICH OCCURRED IN FOUR BOX GIRDER METAL BRIDGES

LECONS A TIRER DES ACCIDENTS SURVENUS A QUATRE PONTS METALLIQUES EN CAISSON

Reports on accidents which occurred in four large box girder metal bridges helped to define the different types of error which led to failure. It seems that a large number of these errors can be avoided, and that special effort must be made asregards the calculation of the buckling of the compressed stiffened walls. A non-linear theory of buckling was developed by the authors, who are conducting tests with a view to confirming this theory. For each case the authors give details of (1) The dimensions and construction method of the structure? (2) Process of and circumstances leading to failure? (3) Causes of failure as they can be deduced from the final report by the experts of from observations not yet officially approved. ;TRRL;

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    Ministry des Travaux Publics

    Rue de la Loi 155
    1000 Bruxelles,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Maquoi, R
    • Massonnet, C
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 69-84
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125657
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: CENTRE NATIONAL DE RECHERCHES SCIENTIFIQUES ET TECHNIQUES POUR L'INDUSTRIE CIMENTIERE (NATIONAL RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR THE CEMENT INDUSTRY)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM