ULTIMATE LOAD TESTS OF CONTINUOUS, COMPOSITE BRIDGE MODELS

The results of ultimate load tests of two models of continuous span slab-girder bridge structures are presented. These tests were intended to provide data for checking a computer program for inelastic behavior of continuous bridges. Of the models tested, one had two spans, the other had three spans and both models consisted of three equally spaced steel "S" beams supporting a poured concrete slab. It was concluded that the computer program provides an excellent means of predicting the behavior of continuous, composite highway bridges. In addition, it was found that the effective widths and load distribution factors at inelastic loads differed from the corresponding elastic values, and that elastic distribution factors for negative moment are different than those for positive moment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Maryland DOT, State Highway Administration and prepared in cooperation with DOT, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    College Park, MD  USA  20742
  • Authors:
    • Botzler, P W
    • Colville, J
    • Heins, C P
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 118 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158050
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-MD-R-76-14 Intrm Rpt., FCP 45F3591
  • Contract Numbers: AW-75-120-46
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM