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Thermal modeling and field temperature measurement of segmental box girder bridges in Florida

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Date Issued:
1992
Summary:
Temperature and thermal stress variations in a segmental box girder bridge arc studied. A finite element model using the general finite element software MARC is used to predict temperature and thermal stress variation, for segmental box girder bridges. The predictions are compared with actual measured temperature data of two segmental box girder bridges, instrumented with thermocouples and vibrating wire strain gages, in Davie, Florida. Continuous monitoring was carried out for two months in July-August, 1991, and for one month in January-February, 1992. Comparison are also made with the NCHRP suggested profiles. A Monte Carlo analysis is performed to accommodate the probabilistic variation of ambient temperature conditions.
Title: Thermal modeling and field temperature measurement of segmental box girder bridges in Florida.
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Name(s): Basole, Milind Madhukar.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Reddy, Dronnadula V., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1992
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 169 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Temperature and thermal stress variations in a segmental box girder bridge arc studied. A finite element model using the general finite element software MARC is used to predict temperature and thermal stress variation, for segmental box girder bridges. The predictions are compared with actual measured temperature data of two segmental box girder bridges, instrumented with thermocouples and vibrating wire strain gages, in Davie, Florida. Continuous monitoring was carried out for two months in July-August, 1991, and for one month in January-February, 1992. Comparison are also made with the NCHRP suggested profiles. A Monte Carlo analysis is performed to accommodate the probabilistic variation of ambient temperature conditions.
Identifier: 14840 (digitool), FADT14840 (IID), fau:11628 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.E.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1992.
Subject(s): Bridges, Box girder
Bridges--Florida
Thermal stresses
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