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Title: Horizontal Movements and Bearing Layout in Curved Bridge Structures
Author(s): G.H. Beguin
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 887-916
Keywords: bridge bearings; bridges (structures); climate; creep properties; environments; loads (forces); motion; shrinkage; thermal properties
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.
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