A Load Distribution Method of Analyzing Statically Indeterminate Concrete Bridge Decks

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Title: A Load Distribution Method of Analyzing Statically Indeterminate Concrete Bridge Decks

Author(s): R.P. Pama and A.R. Cusens

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 26

Issue:

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

Date: 1/1/1971

Abstract:
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.