Shear assessment of solid slab bridges

Author(s): E.O.L. Lantsoght, C. van der Veen, J.C. Walraven
Paper category: Conference
Book title: Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting III (ICCRRR)
Editor(s): M.G. Alexander, H.-D. Beushausen, F. Dehn, P. Moyo
Print ISBN: 978-0-415-89952-9
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Pages: 299- 300
Total Pages: 2
Language: English

The capacity of solid slab bridges in shear is assessed by comparing the design beam shear resistance to the design value of the applied shear force due to the permanent actions and traffic loads. The transverse distribution of loads which occurs in slabs is thus not taken into account. Experiments on slabs under concentrated loads are carried out at Delft University of Technology. The results of these experiments are the basis for recommendations for the assessment of solid slab bridges. A slab factor and a horizontal load spreading method to determine the effective width are proposed. Preliminary results from an additional series of experiments confirm the hypothesis of superposition.

Online publication: 2014
Publication Type: abstract_only
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