Investigate alternative reinforced concrete integral abutment bridge design: structural behaviour assessment of an arched slab reinforced concrete integral abutment bridge through different parameters

Tezgel, Sinan (2015) Investigate alternative reinforced concrete integral abutment bridge design: structural behaviour assessment of an arched slab reinforced concrete integral abutment bridge through different parameters. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This work is an academic research project for the Master Of Science Civil Engineering with Structural Engineering for the University of Portsmouth.
    The research concerns a new structural design for integral bridges. Based upon current integral bridges’ issues, we suggest the replacement of current straight slab by an arched slab. The aim of this project is to assess the structural behaviour of an “arched slab” integral abutment bridge under different load cases. For this, we have undertaken a comparative parametric study. Twenty seven different study cases of bridges have been modelled and analysed thanks to Midas Civil Finite Elements Analysis software.
    Results given the Midas Civil are analysed and the new bridge design’s structural performances are compared to current integral bridge design in order to evaluate the feasibility, the efficiency and characteristics of arched slabs integral bridges function of different dead loads, live loads and thermally-induced loads.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2015 14:49
    Last Modified: 13 Nov 2015 14:49
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18867

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