Curved Steel Box-Girder Bridges: State-of-the-Art

by Dann H. Hall, (M.ASCE), Chairman; Bethlehem Steel Corp., Bethlehem, Pa.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 11, Pg. 1719-1739


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: A summary of studies conducted to investigate the static and dynamic behavior of curved steel box-girder bridges is presented. Included are descriptions of methods of analysis, experimental studies, computer programs, design aids used in practice, research in progress, and recommendations for future research. It is concluded that significant work remains: (1)To develop practical design aids that are based on research to date; and (2)to convert existing computer programs for analysis into design-oriented programs.

Subject Headings: Steel bridges | Computer analysis | Bridge design | Curvature | Box girders | Girder bridges | Computer software | Structural behavior

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