Influence of Diaphragms on the Overall Performance of Bridges
Field data collected during vehicular loading has been used to evaluate the performance of diaphragms in composite steel plate girder bridges. This has included comparisons with finite...

After-Fracture Response of a Two-Girder Steel Bridge
The I-40 bridges over the Rio Grande are due to be razed in mid 1993 due to geometry and traffic safety considerations. The bridges are classified as 'fracture critical' two girder steel...

Modal Analysis Technique for Bridge Damage Detection
The dynamic responses of a wide-flange steel beam with artificially introduced cracks were studied analytically and experimentally. Frequencies, displacement mode shapes (DMS) and strain...

Full-Scale Bridge Test to Monitor Vibrational Signatures
A full-scale highway bridge, in the process of being demolished and replaced was monitored using vibrational techniques in its in-service condition. The bottom flange and web of one fascia...

Inelastic Behavior of Noncompact Steel Bridge Girders
This paper highlights the results from one of several finite element studies of the inelastic moment-rotation behavior of continuous-span non-compact bridge girders at interior-pier locations....

Vibration and Impact in Skewed Steel Bridges
The vibration and impact of skewed multigirder bridges due to vehicles moving across rough bridge deck are studied. The bridges are modeled as grillage beam systems. The vehicle is simulated...

What is Optimization?
Basic concepts of optimization are described using design of a plate girder as an example. First, a way to formulate the problem as an optimization problem is presented. Then basic terminologies...

Lattice Girders for Shotcrete Support
Lattice Girders complement the use of shotcrete for underground support by reducing the risk involved with using shotcrete alone for temporary or permanent lining of a tunnel or shaft....

Modeling Beam Torsion in Prestressed Concrete Box Beam Bridges
This paper briefly summarizes the development of a specialized finite element model capable of predicting the elastic and inelastic behavior of beam-slab type prestressed concrete spread...

Grillage Analogy for Multigirder Bridges
Grillage analogy is a method frequently used to simulate the structural response of highway bridges with reinforced concrete deck and steel girders. This approach saves substantial efforts...

Thin-Walled Finite Element for Curved Multicell Box Girders
The generalized Vlasov's thin-walled beam theory was combined with the finite element technique to develop a new curved thin-walled multicell box girder finite element which can model...

Dynamic Response of Bridges Under Traffic Loads
Numerous analytical and experimental investigations have been carried out in the past to study the complex dynamic problem of the response of a bridge deck to a moving vehicle. However,...

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...

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,...

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...

Long Time Coming for Long-Span Girders

Seattle Swings Again
The 1992 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award went to a bridge that the experts said couldn't be built�a concrete segmental box girder swing bridge with twin leaves...

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...

High-Strength Concrete Tested in Bridge Girders

 

 

 

 

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