HORIZONTALLY CURVED HIGHWAY BRIDGES-STABILITY OF CURVED PLATE GIRDERS-P3

THIS REPORT DESCRIBES THE THIRD PART OF AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION ON THE STRENGTH AND STABILITY OF HORIZONTALLY CURVED STEEL PLATE GIRDERS WITH I-SHAPED CROSS-SECTIONS. INCLUDED HEREIN ARE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS AND RESULTS FROM EIGHT (8) STATIC LOAD TESTS ON A SIMPLE SPAN FRAME SYSTEM COMPOSED OF TWO CURVED PLATE GIRDERS CONNECTED BY END DIAPHRAGMS AND INTERMEDIATE CROSS-FRAMES. THE WEB OF THE INSIDE GIRDER (LOCATED TOARD THE CENTER OF CURVATURE) AS STIFFENED WITH SINGLE-SIDED TRANSVERSE INTERMEDIATE STIFFENERS HILE THAT OF THE INNER GIRDER WAS UNSTIFFENED BETEEN THE LOAD BEARING STIFFENERS. MEASURED FORCES, STRESSES AND DEFLECTIONS IN THE ELASTIC RANGE PROVIDED INFORMATION ON THE WORKING LOAD BEHAVIOR OF A FRAME SYSTEM WITHOUT THE CONCRETE DECK. FURTHERMORE, COMPARISONS OF MEASURED FAILURE LOADS TO CALCULATED ULTIMATE STRENGTHS BASED ON ANALYTICAL METHODS DEVELOPED ELSEWHERE ARE GIVEN TO ASCERTAIN THE APPLICABILITY BENDING, SHEAR ANDCOMBINED BENDING AND SHEAR. /FHWA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Wean Hall 4323
    5000 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA  USA  15213-3890
  • Authors:
    • Mozerj
    • Cookj
    • Culverc
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 120 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00208114
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Interim
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-7389
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1974 12:00AM