The finite strip method has proved to be accurate and efficient for the analysis of single-span slab and box-type highway bridges, by incorporating a general flexibility procedure. The strip method is herein extended to encompass multispan structures with intermediate stiffening members. With the extended approach, intermediate supports may be replaced by bearings, hinges, columns, bents or they may be built-in; stiffening members may take the form of a truss, a frame or a solid diaphragm. In this paper, the development of the general flexibility approach is presented with a recapitulation on the finite strip method for simply-supported bridges. Comparisons of results indicate that in addition to improved accuracy, considerable savings in computing costs can be achieved by using the extended finite strip procedure over a finite element program specially developed for box bridge analysis. /TRRL/

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    • This paper was presented at the 8th Conference of the Australian Road Research Board, Perth, Australia, August 23-27, 1976.
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    ARRB Group Ltd.

    Vermont South, Victoria  Australia 

    Australian Road Research Board

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  • Authors:
    • LOO, Y C
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  • Publication Date: 1976


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 13-20
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 8
    • Issue Number: 1

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  • Accession Number: 00164155
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM