Tests Of Rigid Frame Bridges

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Title: Tests Of Rigid Frame Bridges

Author(s): Wilbur M. Wilson and Ralph W. Kluge

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 34

Issue: 5

Appears on pages(s): 625-648

Keywords: none

Date: 5/1/1938

Abstract:
Reports tests conducted by the University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station in cooperation with the Portland Cement Association. Test specimens and apparatus are described and influence lines for the several loading combinations are plotted. Effect of hinged bases and horizontal restraint on moment in rigid frames are discussed. Structure was loaded to failure and crack development noted. Design recommendations are made on basis of evaluated test results.