DESIGN DATA FOR CURVED BRIDGES

THE RESULTS OF CURVED GIRDER RESEARCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ARE SUMMARIZED IN THE FORM OF PERTINENT DESIGN DATA. THESE DATA INVOLVE (1) IMPACT FACTORS, (2) FORCE EQUATIONS, (3) DISTRIBUTION FACTORS, (4) TORSIONAL PROPERTIES, (5) SKEW SUPPORT EFFECTS, AND (6) ULTIMATE LOAD FACTORS. INITIALLY, THE DATA HAD BEEN PRESENTED IN GRAPHICAL OR TABULAR FORM. IN SOME INSTANCES, THESE DATA HAVE BEEN REDUCED TO PARAMETRIC EQUATIONS, WHICH CAN THEN BE READILY APPLIED IN DESIGN. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH ARE ALSO GIVEN. /FHWA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    College Park, MD  USA  20742

    Maryland Department of Transportation

    State Highway Administration, 707 N Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD  USA  21202
  • Authors:
    • Heins, C P
  • Publication Date: 1972-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 69 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 47

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00208055
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1973 12:00AM