LIMIT STATE DESIGN OF BRIDGES-A REVIEW OF STUDIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND AUSTRALIA, WITH DISCUSSIONS AND CLOSURE

LIMIT STATE DESIGN IS THAT IN WHICH CONSIDERATION IS GIVEN TO ALL MODES IN WHICH A STRUCTURE MAY FAIL OR BECOME UNSERVICEABLE. INVESTIGATION OF THIS METHOD IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND AUSTRALIA IS SKETCHED, AND A DESCRIPTION OF THE DESIGN METHOD IS PROVIDED. SEVERAL AUSTRALIAN BRIDGES HAVE BEEN ANALYZED AND REDESIGNED BY LIMIT STATE METHODS, CONFIRMING THE CONCLUSION THAT, WITH SHORT TO MEDIUM SPANS, COMMON TYPE OF BRIDGES CAN BE DESIGNED AT GREAT SAVINGS USING THIS METHOD. THE DESIGN METHOD REQUIRES THE APPLICATION OF A GREATER NUMBER OF ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES, MAKING THE USE OF COMPUTERS NECESSARY. ALSO, THE METHOD REQUIRES THE FIXING AND COMPUTATION OF LIMITS THAT HAVE HITHERTO BEEN IGNORED, E. G., VIBRATION AND FATIGUE. THIS WILL CALL FOR INCREASED RESEARCH IN THESE AREAS.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 49-70
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue Number: Pt4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00209654
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1972 12:00AM