ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF MASONRY ARCH REINFORCEMENT

The strengthening of existing Masonry Arch Bridges by insertion of steel reinforcement is a relatively recent concept. This paper outlines the results of comparative tests carried out at the Transport Research Laboratory on a 5 metre span segmental arch. The first test was carried out on an unreinforced arch with ring separation. After the failure load had been reached, the arch was jacked back to its original shape and reinforced by the insertion of stainless steel ribbed reinforcing bars. The second test was then carried out on the reinforced arch. An increase in strength of 38% was obtained. The paper also examines possible methods of analysis and design of the reinforcement.

  • Corporate Authors:

    TRL

    Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride
    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom  RG40 3GA
  • Authors:
    • Falconer, R E
    • Boughton, B W
    • SUMON, S K
  • Publication Date: 1996-4

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1-8
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00725395
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 26 1996 12:00AM