The purpose of this study is to present a simplified means for determining more accurately the stress distribution in curved girder bridge systems, considering web distortion. The distortional response of a single span curved girder bridge system is determined by application of a finite difference procedure. This procedure was then computerized, resulting in a series of design equations. A complete design example is given, in order to illustrate the application of these equations. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Maryland State Department of Transportation. Prepared in cooperation with the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. Study title: Curved Box and I-type Girders.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    College Park, MD  United States  20742
  • Authors:
    • Heins, C P
    • Martin, T L
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 124 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 5F3-6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189363
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 82
  • Contract Numbers: Aw-76-133-46
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM