Arch bridges, with stiffening decks and girders, that are built for crossing rivers and gorges in mountainous areas, are analyzed. Attempts have been made to predict the carrying capacity of reinforced concrete bridges based not on the elastic theory but using the structural plasticity theory. The specific aspects of the material ductility and serviceability have been explored in relation to possible extensions of limit analysis to this type of structure. A comparison of the elastic and limit analysis solutions for some actual arch bridges is made.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at 6th Annual Canadian Congress for Applied Mechanics, held at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, May 30-June 3, 1977. This paper is available from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Research Council of Canada

    Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, Montreal Road
    Ottawa, ONo K1A OR6,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • RONCA, P
    • Cohn, M Z
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 59-60

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  • Accession Number: 00180095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1979 12:00AM