Horizontal Movements and Bearing Layout in Curved Bridge Structures

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Title: Horizontal Movements and Bearing Layout in Curved Bridge Structures

Author(s): G.H. Beguin

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 70

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 887-916

Keywords: bridge bearings; bridges (structures); climate; creep properties; environments; loads (forces); motion; shrinkage; thermal properties

Date: 1/1/1981

Abstract:
Three phenomena govern the horizontal movements of structures: shrinkage, creep, and thermal expansion. Each of thse factors is dependent on climatic conditions. The response of the structure to these effects is determined by the specific thermal properties of the particular material used in concstruction and by the severeness of the climatic changes at the bridge location.