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Composite bridge with compression joint connection concrete end slab to steel girder finite element method



Title: Composite bridge with compression joint connection concrete end slab to steel girder finite element method
Author(s): M.V. Lammens
Paper category : conference
Book title: International Symposium on Connections between Steel and Concrete
Editor(s): R. Eligehausen
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-25-X
e-ISBN: 2351580346
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2001
Pages: 1086 - 1094
Total Pages: 9
Nb references: 5
Language: English


Abstract: To prevent concrete deckslabs in steel-concrete bridges from cracking, a new technique has been developed by three Dutch companies. The benefits of using a composite solution in bridge design are enlarged with this technique which is called "hydraulic compression joint". In the introduction a short summary of this technique is given. For all ins and outs of this technique a reference is made to the paper of Mr. D. Tuinstra in these congress proceedings [4].

In chapter 2 of this paper the use of the hydraulic compression joint in statically undetermined bridges is explained. The hydraulic compression joint gives the opportunity to reach a high compression force in the concrete slab at the mid support without using high-tensile strands or bars.

The anchor plates through which the compression force of the hydraulic joint is exerted as a tensile force and a bending moment to the steel girder are part of a follow up investigation at the TU Delft [3]. Results of this investigation in which finite element methods are used are showed in chapter 3 of this article.


Online publication: 2009-12-31
Publication type : full_text
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