COMPUTER CALCULATIONS OF A COMPLEX STEEL BRIDGE VERIFIED BY MODEL INVESTIGATIONS APPLIED AT THE STREEL BRIDGE SPANNING THE RIVER WAAL NEAR EWIJK

The department of bridges of the Netherlands Ministry of Transport, Water Control and Public Works (Rijkswaterstaat) has recently designed a large cable-stayed box girder steel bridge which is now being built over the river Waal near Ewijk. After the design phase several critical building phases were investigated using a finite element programme designed for box girder-type problems. Though the overall pattern of the stress distribution as given by the computer programme was expected, the order and magnitude of the peak stresses made additional verification of these results necessary. It was decided therefore to carry out a model investigation, the results of which confirmed the outcome of the computer programme. Not only is a comparison of both results given but, in addition, the behaviour of the complex steel bridge is discussed from an analytic and engineering point of view in the article. (A) /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ministry of Transport, Netherlands

    Rijkswaterstaat
    The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Kayser, T H
    • Binkhorst, J
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 79 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137461
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Communication 23
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM