Are Composite Bridge Slabs Too Conservatively Designed? - Fatigue Studies

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Title: Are Composite Bridge Slabs Too Conservatively Designed? - Fatigue Studies

Author(s): B. dev. Batchelor and B.E. Hewitt

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 41

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 331-346

Keywords: beams (supports); bridges (structures); composite constuction (concrete and steel); concrete construction; concrete slabs; concretes; deflection; fatigue (materials); highway bridges; loads (forces); reinforcing steels; static loads; strength

Date: 1/1/1974

Abstract:
The effects of repeated loads on slabs of steel/concrete composite bridges are reported. The study was based on tests of a number of 1/8 scale direct models of a typical highway bridge and was aimed at determining endurance limits of slabs under repeated concentrated loads.