Use of Orthotropic Plates Theory in Bridge Design

by K.H. Chu,
G. Krishnamoorthy,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 3, Pg. 35-78

Document Type: Journal Paper


Simplified formulas are developed not only for reducing computing time but also for improving accuracy; closed-form solutions are obtained for certain series forms that converge very slowly; reciprocal relationships between moments at one point and load at other points are carefully examined; method of integrating moment curves is given and example of application of orthotropic plate theory to bridge design is shown.

Subject Headings: Moment (mechanics) | Bridge design | Closed form solutions | Curvature | Orthotropic materials | Plates | Orthotropic bridges | Load and resistance factor design

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