Combined Boundary Element and Finite Element Analysis of Composite Slab on Girder Bridges
In this paper, the coupling of boundary element and finite element methods and its application to analyze slab on girder bridges are studied. The boundary element method (BEM) is employed...

Secondary Member Contribution to the Behavior of Damaged Multigirder Highway Bridges
This paper examines the effects of secondary members (cross bracing and diaphragms) on the prediction of the response of damaged simple span steel multigirder bridges. Extensive analytical...

New Canadian Provisions Related to the Design of Composite Beams
In this paper, the new provisions in CAN/CSA-S16.1-M89 for the design of composite beams, together with reasons for changes, are discussed. Some of the new provisions reflect results of...

Connections of Concrete Filled Steel Beams
The concrete between the steel flanges of composite beams leads to problems in the connection area. To solve these problems four new types of beam-girder and beam-column connections are...

Concrete Arch Bridges Using Composite Techniques
Use of composite structure is an advantageous method to construct concrete arch bridges. This paper reports two successful examples of concrete arch bridges of composite construction using...

Automated Design of the Steel Box Girder Guideway for the Kuala Lumpur Downtown People-Mover
Design of the Kuala Lumpur (KL) Downtown People-Mover had to be accomplished on a fast-track schedule. The system contractor assembled a team of experts from North America and Malaysia...

Hybrid Control of Seismic-Excited Bridge Structures Using Variable Dampers
A method of control for seismic-excited buildings or bridge structures using variable dampers is presented. The control method is based on the theory of variable structure system (VSS)...

Superlong Cable-Stayed Bridges
Superlong cable-stayed bridge span is defined as one over 1000 meters. Problems requiring special attention regarding these bridges are discussed, namely: excessive cable sag; high axial...

Wind Tunnel Testing for the Great Belt East Suspension Bridge
This paper provides an overview of model tests conducted to study and predict the aerodynamic behavior of the proposed streamlined box-girder suspension bridge for the Great Belt Link....

Lateral Bracing of Plate Girders Using Deck Forms
The initial results of a study of the ability of stay-in-place steel deck forms to stabilize bridge girders during construction is presented. The analytical and experimental results to...

Time-Dependent Analysis of Nonprismatic Curved PC Box Girder Bridges
The purpose of this paper is to present a step-by-step computer method for predicting the deflection and stress distribution duo to creep and shrinkage of concrete in nonprismatic, curved,...

Behavior of Concrete-Graphite/Epoxy Sections in Composite Bridge Girders
The focus of this work is on the behavior of composite bridge girders constructed from carbon-fiber-reinforced-plastic sections and concrete slabs. The study examines four-point bending...

Bayesian Reliability Updating of Existing Steel Girder Bridges
Bayesian statistics is used to update the reliability of existing composite steel girder bridges. A 60 ft. long simply supported superstructure is considered. The reliability for the ultimate...

Shear Resistance Models for Concrete Bridges
Statistical models are developed for the shear resistance of concrete bridge girders. Two structural types are considered: reinforced concrete T-beams and prestressed concrete AASHTO girders....

Interaction Effects in the Hybrid Control of Euler-Bernoulli Beams
The effect of viscous and Voigt damping upon the open loop response of simple continua such as Euler-Bernoulli beams is well understood. However, when attempting to control a distributed...

Evaluating Damage Detection in Bridges
Several researchers have recently considered using vibration monitoring of highway bridges as a means for detecting structural deterioration. Results to date have demonstrated that the...

Probabilistic Analysis of Post-Tensioned Steel Girder Bridges
External post-tensioning is used as a means of strengthening existing steel girder bridges. Since absolute safety of structures is impossible to attain due to uncertainty in load and resistance,...

Numerical Investigation of Ultimate Strength of Composite Box Beams

Expert System Applications for Bridge Engineering
Expert systems (ES) are computer programs that attempt to simulate the reasoning processes and knowledge of a human expert. The particular problem of bridge analysis/design is a prime...

Prestressed Concrete Bridge Design and Optimization
The computer program described here analyzes simple span highway bridges for any AASHTO live load, generates girder and slab dead loads, performs the analyses for maximum moments and shears,...

 

 

 

 

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