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Title:Behavior and Analysis of an Integral Abutment Bridge
Authors:Paul J. Barr, Marv W. Halling, Conner Huffaker, and Hugh Boyle
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Report #:MPC-13-256
Project #:MPC-362
TRID #:01490315
Keywords:bridge abutments, jointless bridges, spalling, structural analysis
Type:Research Report – MPC Publications

 

Abstract

As part of a study to develop design guidelines for integral abutment bridges, a study was undertaken in which the bridge movement of the 400 South Street Bridge was surveyed for one year to quantify changes in bridge movement due to temperature variations. These quantitative bridge movements were compared to predicted behavior from a finite-element model. The model was subsequently used to determine likely causes of cracking stresses in the 400 South Street Bridge north abutment. The modeling scheme was further implemented to investigate the influence that various bridge parameters have on the integral abutment stresses. This final report presents the survey and finite element analyses of the investigation. These findings will be used to develop design guidelines for integral abutment bridges.

How to Cite

Barr, Paul J., Marv W. Halling, Conner Huffaker, and Hugh Boyle. Behavior and Analysis of an Integral Abutment Bridge, MPC-13-256. North Dakota State University - Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, Fargo: Mountain-Plains Consortium, 2013.

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