Accession Number : AD0618732

Title :   STRESS ANALYSIS OF A DAMAGED TRUSS BRIDGE.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS LAB DAHLGREN VA

Personal Author(s) : Soper,W. G.

Report Date : JUN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : A method is presented for determining the loads and deflections in a damaged truss bridge. Any combination of completely or partially severed components can be treated. The analysis is based upon pinned joints, linear force-deflection relations, and simple tensile or compressive loading for all structural members. Application of the method to a bridge containing 116 members is described, and certain results are included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATICS, BRIDGES), (*BRIDGES, EXPLOSION EFFECTS), (*TERMINAL BALLISTICS, BRIDGES), (*CIVIL ENGINEERING, BRIDGES), VULNERABILITY, DAMAGE, SUPPORTS, STRESSES, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE