Innovative prefabricated composite bridges
2002 (English)In: IABSE symposium Melbourne 2002: towards a better built environment - innovation, sustainability, information technology; Melbourne, Australia 11 - 13 September, 2002, Zürich: International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, 2002Conference paper (Refereed)
The competitiveness of composite bridges depends on several circumstances such as site conditions, local costs of material and staff and the contractor's experience. One major advantage compared to concrete bridges is that the steel girders can carry the weight of the formwork and the wet concrete. Another advantage is the savings in construction time, which saves some money for the contractor but even more so for the road users, a fact that usually is neglected when evaluating alternative bridge designs. A further step to improve the competitiveness of composite bridges is to prefabricate not only the steel girders, but also the concrete deck. In this paper a new concept with dry joints between the elements is described.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Zürich: International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, 2002.
, IABSE Report, ISSN 1025-9104 ; 86
Research subject Structural Engineering; Steel Structures
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-40169Local ID: f3030280-320c-11dd-b113-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-40169DiVA: diva2:1013692
IABSE Symposium : 08/09/2002 - 13/09/2002
Godkänd; 2002; 20080604 (ysko)2016-10-032016-10-03Bibliographically approved