Author : Greata Mariyam Jessy 1
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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