FIELD EVALUATION OF TIE PLATE GEOMETRY

This investigation demonstrates that changing tie plate thickness has negligible effect on the displacement induced stresses resulting from in-plane bending of the tie plate. Releasing the tie plate to girder connection and reducing tie plate width lowers the in-plane bending stress resulting in increased fatigue life of the tie plate. These conclusions were reached after testing six tie plates having three different configurations and two plate thicknesses at two test locations on the Lehigh Canal Bridge.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report on High Cycle of Welded Bridge Details Project. Prepared in cooperation with Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation, Harrisburg.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Lehigh University

    Fritz Engineering Laboratory
    Bethlehem, PA  USA  18015

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    Commonwealth and Forster Streets
    Harrisburg, PA  USA  17120

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Daniels, J H
    • Fisher, J W
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143032
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FEL-386.4 Intrm Rpt., FHWA/PA-72-3-4
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM