STABILITY OF CURVED BOX GIRDERS--B2

THE RESULTS OF A SERIES OF STATIC TESTS ON HORIZONTALLY CURVED STEEL BOX GIRDERS IS PRESENTED. A TOTAL OF 13 TESTS ON TWO CURVED BOX GIRDERS WERE CONDUCTED IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THE BEHAVIOR OF THESE SPECIMENS IN THE ELASTIC RANGE. ONE BOX WITH A RECTANGULAR CROSS SECTION AND ONE WITH A TRAPEZOIDAL CROSS SECTION (INCLINED WEBS) WERE TESTED. INFORMATION ON THE OVERALL LOAD-DEFORMATION CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SPECIMENS, THE STRESS DISTRIBUTION IN THE FLANGES AND WEBS, THE INFLUENCE OF INTERIOR INTERMEDIATE DIAPHRAGMS OR CROSS-FRAMES ON THE BEHAVIOR OF THE CROSS SECTION AND THE BEHAVIOR OF LONGITUDINAL FLANGE STIFFENERS WERE INVESTIGATED. THE TEST RESULTS ARE DISCUSSED AND CURRENT DESIGN PROCEDURES FOR BOX GIRDER BRIDGES ARE EVALUATED USING THESE RESULTS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract FH-11-3789 Rept FO RCP 35G3-362
  • Corporate Authors:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Wean Hall 4323
    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213-3890
  • Authors:
    • Culver, C
    • Mozer, J
  • Publication Date: 1971-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 100 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00208111
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Interim
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 20 1974 12:00AM