EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL INVESTIGATION OF HORIZONTALLY CURVED GIRDER HIGHWAY BRIDGES

AN INVESTIGATION WAS MADE TO DETERMINE THE STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOR OF HORIZONTALLY CURVED GIRDER HIGHWAY BRIDGES UNDER EITHER DEAD OR LIVE LOADS. EXPERIMENTAL DATA WERE COLLECTED FROM THREE SUCH BRIDGES LOCATED IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, AND CORRELATED WITH RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THEORETICAL ANALYSES. THE FOLLOWING ARE ALSO DISCUSSED: (1) STRESSES, DEFLECTIONS, AND ROTATIONS CALCULATED BY EACH OF THE TWO THEORETICAL ANALYSES USED IN THIS INVESTIGATION; (2) PROCEDURES FOR FIELD TESTING THE THREE BRIDGES TO OBTAIN EXPERIMENTAL VALUES FOR STRESSES, DEFLECTIONS, AND ROTATIONS; (3) COMPARISONS OF THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL VALUES FOR STRESSES, DEFLECTIONS, AND ROTATIONS; AND (4) DETAILED COMPARISONS OF THEORETICAL RESULTS OBTAINED BY THE TWO THEORETICAL METHODS OF ANALYSIS. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract No 930-067
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

    Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering
    Tuscaloosa, AL  United States 

    Alabama State Highway Department

    11 South Union Street
    Montgomery, AL  United States  36130

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Douglas, T R
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Pagination: 181 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 66

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00208078
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Fin Rept
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 20 1973 12:00AM