ESTIMATING LATERAL FLANGE BENDING IN CURVED PLATE GIRDERS

Experimental and analytical data from two small-scale models are used to develop an approximate procedure for estimating lateral flange bending moments in uniformly loaded simple-span, horizontally curved plate girders. The results show that the maximum lateral flange bending moment can be conservatively estimated as 1/12 of the lateral component of the flange force due to normal bending, multiplied by the diaphragm spacing squared.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by and prepared in cooperation with DOT, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New York State Department of Transportation

    Engineering Research and Development Bureau, 1220 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY  USA  12232
  • Authors:
    • Kissane, R J
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178771
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-NY-78-RR 60,, FCP 45G3-252
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 14 2003 12:00AM