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Composite bridge with compression joint - Connection concrete end slab to steel girder - Dowels divided in groups



Title: Composite bridge with compression joint - Connection concrete end slab to steel girder - Dowels divided in groups
Author(s): D. Tuinstra
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: 1129 - 1138
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 4
Language: English


Abstract: A new prestressing system for composite bridges with precast concrete deck slabs is introduced. The prestressing system focuses on low costs and a long lifecycle through the economic use of materials, prefabrication and short construction periods.

In the bridge system precast deck slabs on top of a steel girder are prestressed by a hydraulic compression joint. The bridge deck is prestressed before the composite connection has been made. The force is transferred to the steel girder by concrete slabs at both ends of the span. In order to do so, the end slabs are connected to the upper flange of the steel girder with dowels. In this paper the distribution of the prestressing force over the dowels is determined, using a simplified analytic model.

The study is part of the author's master thesis at the Technical University of Eindhoven.


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