"A state of the art regarding the thermal behavior of bridges and considerations to be given to the resultant thermal effects is presented. The results of studies related to the thermal effects on bridges are reviewed. Studies attempting to relate environmental factors to bridge temperatures, and subsequently to bridge movements and stresses, indicate that the task is extremely complex. Some correlation has been made between equations predicting bridge temperatures and movements based on weather bureau records. However, further research is needed to evaluate the effects of factors other than temperature, such as creep, shrinkage, and humidity on bridge movements and stresses"--Abstract, page iii.
Emanuel, Jack H., 1921-1996
Andrews, William A., 1922-2009
Hansen, Peter G., 1927-2010
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
v, 47 pages
© 1972 Joseph Charles Reynolds, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Strains and stresses
Bridges -- Floors
Concrete bridges -- Effect of temperature on
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Reynolds, Joseph Charles, "Thermal stresses and movements in bridges" (1972). Masters Theses. 6714.