RECENT DEVELOPMENTS ON THE INELASTIC ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF PLATE AND BOX GIRDERS

A considerable amount of European research on steel plated structures has been completed and is in progress since the series of box girder bridge failures occurred over five years ago. Initially, the major effort was concentrated on accumulating experimental data, particularly in Britain, which could be used to check the design rules which were eventually published. Since that time emphasis has switched to the development of theoretical tools which can be used for the inelastic analysis of plate and box girders and their components. The detailed results of some of this work have been reported recently and have been used to form the basis for the relevant clauses of the draft British bridge code. The paper reviews progress to-date in this area, discusses its application to design, and highlights problems needing further research.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of International Colloqium of Stability of Structure under Static and Dynamic Loads, Washington, D.C., May 17-19, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • DOWLING, P J
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 407-421

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180083
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM