EXPERIMENTAL VERIFICATION OF INELASTIC DESIGN PROCEDURES FOR STEEL BRIDGES

The first of three composite girder tests is presented from a project with the objectives of validating current inelastic design procedures and developing new inelastic provisions for bridges comprising noncompact girders. The first girder test was a half-scale, three-span composite beam with compact sections. The future tests will be two-span composite girders comprising noncompact sections. The essential components of inelastic design provisions are moment-inelastic rotation relations at the critical sections. These relations are necessary to predict inelastic rotations, permanent residual deflections, and redistributed moments in the structure. Along with the design and modeling of the half-scale test, experimental moment-rotation behavior characteristics for moving load inelastic tests and a plastic collapse test are presented. Inelastic behavior in terms of design limits and predicting residual deformations is presented on the basis of the experimental results.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 304-313
  • Monograph Title: FOURTH INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE ENGINEERING CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, AUGUST 28-30, 1995. CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, 2 VOLUMES
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00711699
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309061091
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1995 12:00AM