Title: A Load Distribution Method of Analyzing Statically Indeterminate Concrete Bridge Decks
Author(s): R.P. Pama and A.R. Cusens
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 599-633
Keywords: bridge decks; bridges (structures); computer programs; continuity (structural); flexural strength; loads (forces); concrete; statically indeterminate structures; structural analysis; torsion
The paper presents the analysis of statically indeterminate orthotropic bridge decks due to rectangular patch loads. Decks are classified into three main categories depending on relative rigidities in flexure and torsion.