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

Monthly Journal for Mechanical and Civil Engineering

ISSN : 2456-1290 (Online)

Finite Element Modelling of RCC Girder Bridge for Distribution Factor

Author : Greata Mariyam Jessy 1 R. K. Ingle 2

Date of Publication :24th January 2018

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.

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