Masters Theses

Abstract

"The objective of this investigation is to determine the positioning of vehicle wheels so as to cause maximum positive and negative moments in a two span continuous girder. Several variables are considered, namely, the ratio of loads to each other, the distance between wheels, and ratio of one span length to the other. The necessary equations are derived and the results, after being programmed on a computer, are shown in a series of curves.

These curves serve as a tool for the designer, enabling him to arrive at design moments by simple substitution in the appropriate moment expression, within the limits on the variables established for this study"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Andrews, William A., 1922-2009

Committee Member(s)

Senne, Joseph H.
Schaefer, Rodney A., 1926-2002
Hatfield, Charles, 1920-1993

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1966

Pagination

vi, 54 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 53)

Rights

© 1966 Thomas Houng-Yn Yang, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Bridges -- Design and construction -- Computer simulation
Moments of inertia
Girders
Live loads

Thesis Number

T 1889

Print OCLC #

5975909

Electronic OCLC #

897205508

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