Affordable Access

Publisher Website

Application of the compound strip method for the analysis of slab-girder bridges

Authors
Journal
Computers & Structures
0045-7949
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
22
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0045-7949(86)90158-6
Disciplines
  • Computer Science

Abstract

Abstract The compound strip method is illustrated for the analysis of slab-girder bridges modeled as a linear elastic plate continuous over deflecting supports. This approach incorporates the effects of support elements in a direct stiffness methodology by creating a substructure composed of plate. beam. and column elements which is termed a “compound strip.” The theory and application of the compound strip method is presented. The finite element and compound strip methods are compared in an illustrative analysis for a slab-girder bridge. The results of the compound strip analysis compare well with the finite element method. The methodology presented herein can be used to efficiently model any slab-girder bridge configuration. Typically, the compound strip method requires significantly less computational resources than does the finite element method and is well suited for use on today's microcomputers.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.