LOAD FACTOR DESIGN RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STEEL I BEAM COMPOSITE HIGHWAY BRIDGES

This report presents a summary of the results of a comphrehensive research program, designed to evaluate the load distribution and effective width of steel composite highway bridges, under factored loading. The results are given in the form of several emperical equations, for use in determining the load distribution and effective slab widths. Applications of these equations, relative to the design of several bridges, is given in detail. A commentary of the theory, model experiments, and correlation between theory and tests is also given.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    College Park, MD  USA  20742

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Maryland Department of Transportation

    State Highway Administration, 707 N Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD  USA  21202
  • Authors:
    • Heins, C P
    • Colville, J
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 63 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166444
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CE-63 Final Rpt., Aw-120-6
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1978 12:00AM