AN EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL INVESTIGATION OF MODEL BOX BEAMS IN PERSPEX AND MICRO CONCRETE

The theoretical investigation of box bridge beams is conducted using three methods of analysis, namely, finite element, finite strip and closed cylindrical shell theory. The latter theory allows a rather rapid form of analysis for both plate and cylindrical members for box beams using a computer program. A series of model box beams were then constructed in both perspex and micro concrete and experimental values under various forms of loading were compared with the computed values from the above methods of analysis. Correlation between theory and experiment was sufficient to justify the use of any of the methods for design analysis. /Author/ /TRRL/

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    Institution of Structural Engineers

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    London,   United Kingdom  SW1X 8BH
  • Authors:
    • Gibson, J E
    • Mitwalley, M H
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 147-151
  • Serial:
    • Structural Engineer
    • Volume: 54
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Institution of Structural Engineers
    • ISSN: 1466-5123

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138879
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM