Structural Response of Concrete Box Girder Bridge

by Alexander C. Scordelis, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA,
Jack G. Bouwkamp, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA,
S. Tanvir Wasti, Asst. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Middle East Tech. Univ., Ankara, Turkey,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 10, Pg. 2031-2048

Document Type: Journal Paper


Results obtained in a study of a large-scale, two-span, four cell reinforced concrete bridge model are presented. The model, which was a 1:2.82 scale replica of a prototype, had overall plan dimensions of 72 ft (21 m) long by 12 ft (3.7 m) wide. The various computer programs used in obtaining theoretical results are described and compared. Experimental and theoretical results are given for reactions, deflections, and moments due to working stress point loads applied before and after overload stress levels in the bridge. Conclusions are presented on the adequacy of the theory in predicting bridge response.

Subject Headings: Concrete bridges | Girder bridges | Concrete structures | Structural response | Structural concrete | Box girders | Reinforced concrete | Span bridges

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