International Journal of Engineering Research in Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IJERMCE)

Monthly Journal for Mechanical and Civil Engineering

Volume3,January 2018,

Topic : Finite Element Modelling of RCC Girder Bridge for Distribution Factor

Authors:Greata Mariyam Jessy || R. K. Ingle

Abstract:Finite element analysis is the most common and more reliable method of analysis for bridges. Different modelling techniques are available for the analysis of girder bridges. This paper provides a comparison between three finite element modelling techniques for evaluating wheel load distribution factors for RCC girder bridge. A single span, simply supported bridge is used for the study. The bridge is loaded with IRC 70R wheel load and Class A so as to produce maximum bending moments. The results obtained are compared with that obtained from Courbon’s method. A parametric study is also done for distribution factor by varying the span length and girder spacing..

Keywords: Distribution Factor, Finite element analysis, RCC Girder bridge

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DOI: 01.1617/vol5/iss1/pid53462


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