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Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
This thesis will examine the integrity of a composite deck pretensioned/prestressed bridge girder after horizontal cracks were discovered at the web-flange interface. This study was accomplished by installing strain gages on an AASHTO Type III girder, obtaining variable loading values, and analyzing the results. Results are analyzed using the Modified Truss Analogy Theory and Neutral Axis Regression Plots.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Girders -- Testing
Concrete bridges -- Cracking
South Dakota State University
Szrot, Robert B., "Longitudinal Crack Analysis in Concrete Prestressed Girders: Justification and Implementation" (1992). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5789.