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Analytical and experimental studies on the static and fatigue behavior of precast prestressed concrete multibox beam bridge system

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Date Issued:
1989
Summary:
The feasibility of the use of precast prestressed concrete multi-box beams with transverse post tensioning is examined for a medium span bridge system based on analytical and experimental studies on a 1:2.5 scale model. Constant amplitude fatigue loading was applied on the model at typical locations simulating HS20-44 AASHTO truck loading. The performance of the bridge system was evaluated in terms of deflections, strains in the concrete, wheel load distribution, and behavior of longitudinal joints with increasing number of cycles of fatigue loading. A grillage analysis of the bridge system was carried out to predict the elastic behavior and the cracking moments and the results compared with the experimental values.
Title: Analytical and experimental studies on the static and fatigue behavior of precast prestressed concrete multibox beam bridge system.
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Name(s): Kozhikote, Ramkumar P.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Arockiasamy, Madasamy, 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: 1989
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 102 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The feasibility of the use of precast prestressed concrete multi-box beams with transverse post tensioning is examined for a medium span bridge system based on analytical and experimental studies on a 1:2.5 scale model. Constant amplitude fatigue loading was applied on the model at typical locations simulating HS20-44 AASHTO truck loading. The performance of the bridge system was evaluated in terms of deflections, strains in the concrete, wheel load distribution, and behavior of longitudinal joints with increasing number of cycles of fatigue loading. A grillage analysis of the bridge system was carried out to predict the elastic behavior and the cracking moments and the results compared with the experimental values.
Identifier: 14512 (digitool), FADT14512 (IID), fau:11310 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.E.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1989.
Subject(s): Prestressed concrete beams--Fatique
Bridges, Box girder
Box beams
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