Skew and Elevated Support Effects on Curved Bridgesby Donald W. Funkhouser, (A.M.ASCE), Engr.; Dewberry, Nealon, Davis, Gaithersburg, MD,
Conrad P. Heins, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD,
Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 7, Pg. 1379-1396
Document Type: Journal Paper
The live load behavior of curved girder bridge systems has been predicted by various analytical techniques. These techniques, however, are generally limited to radially-supported bridges with constant elevation. However, many curved bridges have: (1) skew supports; and (2) elevated supports. The influence of these effects relative to the radial and constant elevation support bridges has therefore been examined. The results are presented in tables and charts for use by the designer. A typical design example is also presented.
Subject Headings: Curvature | Skewness | Skew bridges | Radiation | Girder bridges | Bridge design | Load factors | Structural behavior | Live loads
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