UTILIZATION OF NEW ANALYTICAL METHODS IN BRIDGE DESIGN

This report presents a summary of demonstration techniques for highway bridge and related problems. Specific demonstration probelm details were reported to the sponsors by means of interpretative memos, conferenees, computer output, etc. throughout the course of the project. Most of the analysis methods used were taken from a significant series of computer programs developed by Research Project 3-5-63-56, "Development of Methods for Computer Simulation of Beam-Columns and Grid-Beam and Slab Systems." Particular demonstration problems have dealt with (1) plate girder stresses from sequential erection operations, (2) lateral stability of long prestressed beams when being lifted, (3) analysis of edge beams for a heavily skewed slab, (4) demonstration of a technique to compute the theoretical buckling load for long columns, (5) multi-beam box girder bridge analysis, (6) analysis of a tapered eight-sided illumination pole, and (7) analysis of a curved, post-tensioned beam.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with FHWA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Highway Research, 200 West 21st Street
    Austin, TX  USA  78712
  • Authors:
    • Panak, J J
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097490
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Research Rept 505-1FFinal Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM