Title: Analysis of Box Girder Bridges by the Finite Strip Method
Author(s): Yau-Kai Cheung
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 357-378
Keywords: box beams; bridges (structures); displacements; finite element method; girder bridges; girders; matrix methods; orthotropic slabs; reinforced concrete; stiffness methods; stresses; structural analysis
The Finite Strip Method is used for the analysis of box girder bridgees. In this method harmonic functions which fitted the boundary conditions (bending and in-plane) in the longitudinal direction are used in conjunction with simple polynomials for the transverse direction. . .The analysis of a typical box girder bridge was carried out and a very good accuracy has been obtained.