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Accession Number PB2013-103501
Title Experimental Validation of Bracing Recommendations for Long-Span Concrete Girders, Summary Report.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 1p
Personal Author G. R. Consolazio
Abstract In previous work (Florida Department of Transportation Project BD545-36), University of Florida researchers examined the effect of skew and slope angles on the roll stiffness of bearing pads and the buckling capacity of girders supported on bearing pads. In this project, the researchers expanded the previous work through a series of in-depth studies of isolated roll stiffness using a specially designed test device and full-scale girder buckling tests, the first of its kind using these conditions. Finite element models were used to simulate, and were validated by, experimental buckling tests.
Keywords Bearing pad
Bridge construction
Buckling capacity
Concrete girders
Experimental testing
Finite element analysis
Girder stability
Roll stiffness

Source Agency Department of Transportation Office of University Research
NTIS Subject Category 50A - Highway Engineering
85H - Road Transportation
89C - Construction Management & Techniques
Corporate Author Florida Univ., Gainesville. Dept. of Civil and Coastal Engineering.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Summary rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number BDK75-977-03-SUM

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