A nondestructive testing (NDT) and a nondestructive evaluation (NDE) using strain gages were conducted on a steel superstructure viaduct in the City of Philadelphia. The NDE results show that the structure contains strong composite actions even though it was designed as a non-composite structure (without shear studs between the deck and steel beams). At most tested locations, the composite actions are stronger than those estimated by the AASHTO criteria for a composite structure. The measured maximum stresses are only 0.28 to 0.40 of the computed maximum stresses under the test truck loading. The ratios of measured effective stress ranges to computed effective stress ranges are only between 0.17 to 0.28.

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    Technomic Publishing Company, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Lai, LL-Y
    • Ressler, P R
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  • Publication Date: 2000


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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 235-240

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  • Accession Number: 00793130
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1566769493
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 5 2000 12:00AM