Use of High Strength Reinforcing Steel in Bridges


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Title: Use of High Strength Reinforcing Steel in Bridges

Author(s): E. L. Hardeman

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 62

Issue: 4

Appears on pages(s): 457-466

Keywords: bridge, design, high strength steel, research

Date: 4/1/1965

Describes the experimental continuous concrete girder bridge built in Hill County, Tex., in which high strength reinforcing steel was used. A brief description of the installation of electric strain gages, instrumentation, and test procedures is presented. Features of the structural analysis and a comparison of the ultimate strength design with the elastic design are given. Deflections and crack formations are discussed.