In order to evaluate the performance of existing FE models, a 1/5-scale model bridge was constructed and tested to its ultimate capacity. The results of the test showed that the assumption of a linear elastic concrete deck gave the FE model a greater stiffness and ultimate capacity. In order to predict the ultimate capacity, an advanced concrete model that allows for deterioration must be implemented.WORK CITED AASHTO 2004 LRFD Design Manual 3rd Edition. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2004. ABAQUS/CAE User Manual v. 6.5-1. ABAQUS Inc. 2004, USA. AISC Steel Construction Manual 13thanbsp;...
|Title||:||Destructive Testing and Ultimate Capacity of Skewed Simple-span Bridges|
|Author||:||Andrew J. Bechtel|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|