Load Distribution of Diaphragms in I-beam Bridges

by Benjamin C. F. Wei,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 2, Pg. 624-656

Document Type: Journal Paper


Structures considered are simple span right bridges, consisting of continuous slab supported by five parallel beams of equal stiffness in direction of traffic; diaphragms, which may be in form of channel, WF-beam, or built up section, are transverse framings in structure; factors such as position and stiffness of diaphragm, relative stiffness of beam and slab, relative dimensions, and loading, discussed; recommendations on effective use of diaphragms.

Subject Headings: Load distribution | Stiffening | Diaphragms (structural) | I beams | Bridges | Continuous structures | Continuous bridges | Slabs

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