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analytical and experimental investigation of a multicellular box beam bridge system using an acrylic model

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Date Issued:
1988
Summary:
This thesis presents an experimental investigation of a 1: 20 scale acrylic model to study the behavior of a multicellular box beam bridge system. The design of a 1: 2 scale concrete model is presented in the early part of the thesis. The acrylic model was tested under simulated AASHTO HS 20-44 loading. The load distribution characteristics of the bridge system was evaluated based on the strains and deflections at various points on the bridge model. The experimental results are presented by transverse distribution curves of strains and deflections for various load locations. Grillage analysis of the bridge system was performed and the results compared well with the experimental values.
Title: An analytical and experimental investigation of a multicellular box beam bridge system using an acrylic model.
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Name(s): Ravichandran, T. V.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Reddy, Dronnadula V., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1988
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 129 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This thesis presents an experimental investigation of a 1: 20 scale acrylic model to study the behavior of a multicellular box beam bridge system. The design of a 1: 2 scale concrete model is presented in the early part of the thesis. The acrylic model was tested under simulated AASHTO HS 20-44 loading. The load distribution characteristics of the bridge system was evaluated based on the strains and deflections at various points on the bridge model. The experimental results are presented by transverse distribution curves of strains and deflections for various load locations. Grillage analysis of the bridge system was performed and the results compared well with the experimental values.
Identifier: 14445 (digitool), FADT14445 (IID), fau:11245 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.E.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1988.
Subject(s): Bridges, Box girder--Design and construction
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