AN APPRAISAL OF THE MERRISON DESIGN RULES FOR RIBS OF GIRDER WEBS

The paper is concerned with the Merrison rules method for the design of ribs of plate and box girder webs. The rationale for the rules is outlined, and rib size as predicted by them is compared with rib size predicted from elastic, small deflection, plate theory. Eigenvalue analysis of stiffened plates are carried out, and "Merrison Rules" procedure and equations explained, showing that in the latter method the design of web stiffness is based on the actual level of stress rather than on the critical stress of an isolated panel. /TRRL/

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    Institution of Structural Engineers

    11 Upper Belgrave Street
    London,   United Kingdom  SW1X 8BH
  • Authors:
    • Milner, H R
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 105-11
  • Serial:
    • Structural Engineer
    • Volume: 57A
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Institution of Structural Engineers
    • ISSN: 1466-5123

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196863
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SERIAL, ANALYTIC
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM