STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOR OF A TWO SPAN REINFORCED CONCRETE BOX GIRDER BRIDGE MODEL

A DETAILED STUDY OF THE INSTRUMENTATION, CONSTRUCTION, AND TESTING OF A CONTINUOUS, LARGE-SCALE, FOUR-CELL, REINFORCED-CONCRETE BOX-GIRDER-BRIDGE MODEL IS PRESENTED. THE SELECTION OF THE MODEL SCALE, THE CHOICE AND LOCATION OF INSTRUMENTATION, AND THE SYSTEM OF DATA ACQUISITION ARE DISCUSSED. A LOADING SCHEDULE INCORPORATING THE VARIOUS TYPES OF LOADING, SUPPORT CONDITIONS, AND STRESS LEVELS IS DESCRIBED. RESULTS OF CONTROL TESTS ON STEEL AND CONCRETE ARE GIVEN. THE TWO MAIN THEORIES FOR ANALYZING BOX GIRDER BRIDGE BEHAVIOR---THE FOLDED-PLATE AND FINITE-ELEMENTS METHODS---ARE DESCRIBED BRIEFLY WITH REFERENCE TO THE BRIDGE MODEL OF THE PRESENT STUDY. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 1, Rept NO UC-SESM 71-5, 134 PP, 56 FIG, 7 TAB, 10 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Berkeley, CA  USA  94720
  • Authors:
    • BOUWKAMP, J G
    • Scordelis, A C
    • Wasti, S T
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

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  • Accession Number: 00209467
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 25 1971 12:00AM