Title: Lateral Displacements and Rotations of Skew Continuous Prestressed Concrete Bridge Decks
Author(s): Jacob Shimoni
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 235-259
Keywords: bridges decks; bridges (structures); displacement; dynamic loads; loads (forces); moving loads; prestressed concrete; shrinkage; skew bridges; structural design; temperature; wind pressure
Skew bridge decks, and especially those made of prestressed concrete, are subject to longitudinal and transversal displacements and horizontal rotations due to external forcese resulting from: (a) Longitudinal braking and earthquake forces, (b) Transversal wind, earthquake and centrifugal forces, (c) Shortening of deck due to shrinkage, variation of temperature and prestressing forces.