Load Distribution in Highway Bridge Decks

by Arnold W. Hendry,
Leslie G. Jaeger,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1958, Vol. 123, Issue 1, Pg. 1214-1244

Document Type: Journal Paper


Method for calculating distribution of longitudinal moments, deflections, etc, based on assumption that transverse system can be replaced by uniform medium of same total flexural rigidity; bridge having large number of longitudinals can be replaced by equivalent five longitudinal structure to determine deflected cross section and distribution coefficients for its longitudinals.

Subject Headings: Load distribution | Highway bridges | Bridge decks | Load factors | Structural deflection | Moment distribution | Flexural strength | Rigidity

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