COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR THE ANALYSIS OF CURVED STEEL GIRDER BRIDGES. INTERIM REPORT

The Kurv87 computer program was developed to provide an easy-to-use analysis tool for curved as well as straight steel girder bridges. The philosophy behind this objective was to set certain limitations to balance the goals of an easy-to-use program and one which is applicable to many bridge geometries. The program easily handles the following types of bridge problems: (1) erection procedure in which multiple stages and differing boundary conditions can be superimposed on each other; (2) S-curved bridges with intermittent straight segments; (3) support settlements and specified support stiffnesses; (4) multiple truck or lane loadings; (5) slight exterior support skew and severe or slight interior support skew; (6) dead loads superimposed on live loads; (7) orthotropic slab properties over negative moment regions; and (8) three diaphragm configurations with or without bottom lateral bracing. The program also provides the capacity to add segments of the bridge, which do not correspond to the data generator requirements, between data generated ones so that most any bridge can be analyzed on varying degrees of input difficulty. A parameter study was done to study the accuracy of the V-load method and to study curved girder behavior.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research study title: Analysis of Curved Steel Girder Units.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Transportation Research, 3208 Red River Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78705

    Texas Department of Transportation

    Transportation Planning Division, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hahn, K H
    • Johnson, C P
  • Publication Date: 1991-6

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 178 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00625048
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-92+360-1, Res Rept 360-1, CTR 3-5-85-360-1
  • Contract Numbers: Study 3-5-85-360
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1996 12:00AM