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Title: Behavior of Masonry Bearing Plates in Highway Bridges
Author(s): A. Saxena and E. McEwen
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 523-542
Keywords: bridge bearings; concrete blocks; failure mechanisms; stresses; finite-element method; highway bridges; loads (forces); masonry; strains; stress concentration; structural analysis; Structural Research
Abstract:A highway bridge pot-bearing system was modeled using nonlinear finite elements to analytically trace the load distribution patterns and failure modes. Material properties for the concrete block supporting the bearing were represented by a modified consti
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