The report summarizes the findings of the research on the susceptibility of reinforced concrete slabs of beam-slab type highway bridges to shear punch failure due to the wheel loads. The investigation included a review of literature on shear punching of bridge decks due to patch loads, and five parametric investigations covering a wide range of slab and wheel loading configurations. The patch loads considered correspond to the wheel loadings of trucks and dollies of special vehicles. It has been conclusively found that the bridge decks will not undergo shear punch failure due to the single or tandem wheels of overloaded vehicles. The mode of failure of the deck slab is essentially due to the flexural behavior.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report on Overloading Behavior of Beam-Slab Type Highway Bridges.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Lehigh University

    Bureau of Materials, Testing and Research
    Bethlehem, PA  United States  18015

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    Division of Materials and Testing, 1118 State Street
    Harrisburg, PA  United States  17120

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kostem, C N
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 49 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181346
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-PA-RD-71-12-4 Intrm Rpt., Lehigh-FL-378B.4
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM