Theoretical Analysis of Curved Girder Bridges

by Terry R. Douglas, (A.M.ASCE), Asst. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Alabama, University, AL,
Samuel C. Gambrell, Jr., Prof. of Engrg. Mech.; Dept. of Aerospace Engrg., Mech. Engrg., and Engrg. Mech., Univ. of Alabama, University, AL,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 5, Pg. 991-1003

Document Type: Journal Paper


A method for predicting stress and deflection of horizontally curved girder highway bridges is presented which gives close agreement between predicted and measured values. Values obtained by use of this method are compared with values obtained using CUGAR 1 for both stress and deflection.

Subject Headings: Girder bridges | Curvature | Bridge tests | Displacement (mechanics) | Highway bridges | Agreements and treaties

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