Thermal Stress Analysis of Continuous Skew Bridge

by Fazlur Rahman, Engr.; Kling-Lindquist, Inc., Philadelphia, Pa.,
Kalankamary P. George, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; The Univ. of Mississippi, University, Miss.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 7, Pg. 1525-1541

Document Type: Journal Paper


A finite layer element analysis of stresses and displacements resulting from nonlinear temperature gradients in continuous skew slab-girder bridges is developed. A computing technique, capable of evaluating the lengthy integrals involved in the derivation of stiffness matrix is presented. Examples are given to study the influence of skew on the stresses and displacements.

Subject Headings: Stress analysis | Continuous bridges | Thermal analysis | Thermal loads | Skewness | Skew bridges | Bridge tests | Displacement (mechanics) | Slabs | Nonlinear analysis | Temperature effects

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