This paper discusses the use of steel orthotropic deck construction for bridges. It reviews the development of this form of construction and the factors involved in this development. Reference is made to construction details and to various existing design manuals. The theory of analysis of orthotropic plates, together with the design approach are also briefly outlined. Typical dimensions are given for the various elements which go to make up this type of bridge and, finally, comparison is made between torsionally 'soft' and torsionally 'stiff' stringers and between orthotropic steel-plate deck bridges and more conventional bridges. Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Municipal Engineers

    25 Eccleston Square
    London SW1 V1NX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • BUCHAN, A R
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

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  • Accession Number: 00096659
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM