Analysis Criteria for Curved Bridges

by Hiroshi Nakai, Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Osaka City Univ., Simiyoshiku, Osaka, Japan; Visiting Prof., Univ. of Maryland, College Park, Md.,
Conrad P. Heins, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of Maryland, College Park, Md.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 7, Pg. 1419-1427

Document Type: Journal Paper


A series of equations have been developed, which will permit determination of the need for the analysis of a bridge as a curved structure. The equations consider the type of supporting element, i.e., box or I, the geometry, and the induced stresses and deformation.

Subject Headings: Curvature | Bridge tests | Permits | Geometrics | Stress analysis | Deformation (mechanics) | Structural members

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