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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Articulations For Concrete Structures-The Mesnager Hinge
Author(s): B. Morell
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 368-381
Abstract:Presents reasons for hinges or articulations in con- crete structures and describes early attempts to articulate concrete arches, with examples. The de- velopment of the Mesnager hinge or semi-articulation is described as well as the tests made by the originator, the French engineer Augustin Mesnager, to verify his theories. Further tests made under the direction of the author are discussed and he furnishes a complete procedure for design of Mesnager type hinges.
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