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Finite-element analysis of bridge decks

Mohammad R. Abdelraouf

Finite-element analysis of bridge decks

by Mohammad R. Abdelraouf

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Published by Center for Highway Research, University of Texas at Austin in [Austin] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bridges -- Floors.,
  • Finite element method.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesDevelopment of methods for computer simulation of beam-columns and grid-beam and slab systems.
    Statementby Mohammad R. Abdelraouf [and] Hudson Matlock.
    SeriesCenter for Highway Research, University of Texas at Austin. Research report, no. 56-58
    ContributionsMatlock, Hudson, joint author., University of Texas at Austin. Center for Highway Research., Texas. Highway Dept.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTG325.6 .A2
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 125 p.
    Number of Pages125
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5027828M
    LC Control Number73622636

      This research utilizes finite element methods to model and simulate the behavior of the tested bridge deck without the crack filling materials. Three-dimension finite-element (FE) models for the decks were developed using ANSYS. The models were used to evaluate behavior of deck before cracks were formed to identify crack formation and propagation. finite element analyses with the fatigue test data collected from the literature. Orthotropic steel bridges have both complex geometry and loading conditions producing complex bridge deck behaviour which is hard to estimate and analyse using.

    As an effective alternative to extensive experimentation, this study was implemented to evaluate the plausibility of finite element analysis of reinforced concrete bridge decks. Analytical evaluations were performed with the commercial, general-purpose finite element code ABAQUS, which can effectively depict the nonlinear behavior of concrete. Structural analysis of concrete bridge decks: comparison between the Portuguese code (RSA) and the Eurocode road load models Evaluation of the global and local effects João Nuno Taborda Brás Robalo Thesis to obtain the Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering Examination Committee Chairperson: Professor José Manuel Matos Noronha da Câmara.

    Finite element analysis techniques such as the smeared crack approach have now been developed to model concrete structures with considerable accuracy. This dissertation uses the general purpose finite element software ABAQUS to model a composite bridge deck that comprises of a reinforced concrete slab and longitudinal steel girders. Plates are very important structural elements. They are mainly used as slabs in buildings and bridge decks. They are structural elements that are bound by two lateral surfaces. The dimensions of the lateral surfaces are very large compared to the thickness of the plate. A plate may be thought of as the two-dimensional equivalent of a : Amar Khennane.


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Finite-element analysis of bridge decks by Mohammad R. Abdelraouf Download PDF EPUB FB2

A finite element method is presented for the analysis of bridge decks treated as shell-type structures. The method can be used successfully for the analysis of a wide variety of highway bridges such as slab-type bridges, beam slab bridges, box girder bridges, and curved bridges.

To verify the accuracy of orthotropic material properties, an actual deck is experimentally tested and analyzed by a finite element model. For design analysis of FRP deck/stringer bridge systems.

implemented to evaluate the plausibility of finite element analysis of reinforced-concrete bridge decks. Analytical evaluations were performed with the commercial, general-purpose finite element code ABAQUS, which can effectively depict the nonlinear behavior of concrete.

It alsoFile Size: 1MB. Bridge Deck Analysis, and the more widespread use of finite element software. Introduction to bridge analysis. Integral bridges. Slab bridge decks – behaviour and modelling.

Application of planar grillage and finite-element methods. Three-dimensional modelling of bridge decks. Probabilistic assessment of. The definitive text in the field of Bridge Deck behaviour and analysis Bridge Deck Analysis is an essential reference for civil and structural provides bridge designers with the knowledge to understand the behaviour of bridge decks, to be familiar with, and to understand the various numerical modelling techniques, to know which technique is most suited/5(2).

Introduction. Nonlinear finite element (FE) methods are nowadays commonly used to solve engineering problems. One such engineering area is the efficient management of highway facilities, especially bridges, where the knowledge of actual dynamic load effects, load carrying capacity, and current condition is critical in making management decisions and in establishing permissible weight by: The simplest form of bridge is the single-span beam or slab which is simply supported at its ends.

Many methods are used in analyzing bridges such as grillage and finite element methods. Comparative study of Grillage method and Finite Element Method of RCC Bridge Deck har, Rashmi Kharde Abstract- The simplest form of bridge is the single-span beam or slab which is simply supported at its ends.

Many methods are used in analyzing bridges such as File Size: 1MB. FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS TO SIMULATE REINFORCED CONCRETE CORROSION IN BEAMS AND BRIDGE DECKS by Diane Wurst Approved: _____ Jennifer E. Righman McConnell, Ph.D.

Professor in charge of thesis on behalf of the Advisory Committee. With The Authors Experience Of Teaching The Courses On Finite Element Analysis To Undergraduate And Postgraduate Students For Several Years, The Author Felt Need For Writing This Book.

The Concept Of Finite Element Analysis, Finding Properties Of Various Elements And Assembling Stiffness Equation Is Developed Systematically By Splitting The Subject Into Various Method Is.

A large finite element model of the bridge piers was constructed to estimate the actual pier stiffness and dynamic characteristics.

The pier natural frequencies were found to be in the same range as the lower frequencies, indicating that coupling of pier and superstructure motion is important. Finite Element Analysis: All the above methods have their own limitation and applicability. 3D soft-wares solve the problem of analyzing deck structure by finite element method where both longitudinal and cross girders are considered as beam elements assembled to form a space structure.

A beam element in space has six degrees of freedom at each. Based on twenty years of experience, Finite Element Analysis and Design of Steel and Steel-Concrete Composite Bridges provides structural engineers and researchers with detailed modeling techniques to create robust bridge design ation orientated, this reference is entirely devoted to finite element modeling techniques which are specific to steel and steel-concrete composite cturer: Butterworth-Heinemann.

Use of a finite element model will give more detailed results, especially for non-uniform beams. While grillage analysis is widely used, and is still considered to be most appropriate for most bridge decks, it is recognised that finite element analysis programs are becoming more widely.

Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis and Adina: Proceedings of the 4th Adina Conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June (Hardcover).

A FINITE-ELEMENT METHOD OF ANALYSIS FOR COMPOSITE BEAMS by Thomas P. Taylor Hudson Matlock Research Report Number of shear interaction between highway bridge decks and their supporting girders. "A Finite-Element Method of Analysis for Composite Beams". The definitive text in the field of Bridge Deck behaviour and analysis Bridge Deck Analysis is an essential reference for civil and structural engineers.

It provides bridge designers with the knowledge to understand the behaviour of bridge decks, to be familiar with, and to understand the various numerical modelling techniques, to know which.

I will try to explain both the books needed and also the best process to start learning FEA from the point of view of a mechanical engineer, especially one dealing with solid mechanics problems. I have little experience working with CFD and elect. Based on twenty years of experience, Finite Element Analysis and Design of Steel and Steel-Concrete Composite Bridges provides structural engineers and researchers with detailed modeling techniques to create robust bridge design ation orientated, this reference is entirely devoted to finite element modeling techniques which are specific to steel and steel-concrete composite by: 8.

Shen, Y., Xu, M., Chandrashekhara, K., and Nanni, A., "Finite Element Analysis of FRP Tube Assemblies for Bridge Decks", Advanced Composite Materials, October FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF FRP TUBE ASSEMBLIES FOR BRIDGE DECKS Yuelin Shen, Minjie Xu and K.

Chandrashekhara. Introduction Grillage analogy presents a sufficiently accurate method of analysing bridge decks for estimation of design bending moment, torsion, shears force etc, and has been adapted for use in most computer software around the world.

Basically, grillage analogy method uses stiffness approach for analyzing the bridge decks (Jaggerwal and Bajpai, ).

The whole bridge [ ].Hence, the 3D finite element analysis of ship structures is carried out efficiently and elegantly with fewer elements and fewer degrees of freedom (d.o.f.).

Moreover, the element ensures uniform mesh though it is to be graded in case of stress concentrations over the hull components irrespective of Cited by: bridge decks is not flexure and that using the flexural design method usually led to unnecessary high levels of steel reinforcement.

This paper examines the applicability of the non-linear finite element formulation of restrained concrete bridge decks. A special purpose finite element.