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.
- Report on High Cycle of Welded Bridge Details Project. Prepared in cooperation with Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation, Harrisburg.
Lehigh UniversityFritz Engineering Laboratory
Bethlehem, PA United States 18015
Harrisburg, PA United States 17120
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Daniels, J H
- Fisher, J W
- Publication Date: 1974-11
- Pagination: 23 p.
- TRT Terms: Bending; Bending stress; Bolted joints; Bolts; Bridges; Dislocation (Geology); Fatigue (Mechanics); Highway bridges; Joints (Engineering); Plate girders; Splice plates; Stresses
- Uncontrolled Terms: Fatigue life
- Geographic Terms: Pennsylvania
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Highways;
- 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