LONGITUDINAL FORCES ON BRIDGE BEARINGS

Model tests were performed to determine the distribution of longitudinal force to fixed and expansion bridge bearings. Because of errors in the calibration system and variability of friction coefficients, an experimentally verified design procedure for distribution of longitudinal force could not be developed. The report discusses the experimental variables considered, test program, errors in the calibration system, and presents a theory for longitudinal force distribution. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by and prepared in cooperation with the Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New York State Department of Transportation

    1220 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY  United States  12232
  • Authors:
    • McDermott, R J
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185286
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-NY-78-SR 58 Final Rpt., FCP 45F4-052
  • Contract Numbers: Res Proj. 132-1
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM