Free-Edge and Obtuse-Corner Shear in Reinforced Concrete Skew Bridge Decks

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Title: Free-Edge and Obtuse-Corner Shear in Reinforced Concrete Skew Bridge Decks

Author(s): Denby Grey Morrison and Gustav R. Weich

Publication: Structural Journal

Volume: 84

Issue: 1

Appears on pages(s): 3-9

Keywords: bridge decks; deflection; elastic properties; plastic analysis; limit design method; models; moments; reinforced concrete; stiffness; reinforcing steels; shear strength; skew bridges; structural analysis; tests; Structural Research

Date: 1/1/1987

Abstract:
To study the significance of observed inclined cracks and calculated shear concentrations in an existing road-over-rail 50-deg skew bridge deck, two quarter-scale models were tested in the laboratory. The main variables in the tests were reinforcement ratio at midspan and stirrups along the free edge.