Masters Theses

Abstract

"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.

Advisor(s)

Emanuel, Jack H., 1921-1996

Committee Member(s)

Andrews, William A., 1922-2009
Hansen, Peter G., 1927-2010

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1972

Pagination

v, 47 pages

Rights

© 1972 Joseph Charles Reynolds, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Strains and stresses
Bridges -- Floors
Concrete bridges
Composite construction
Concrete bridges -- Effect of temperature on

Thesis Number

T 2710

Print OCLC #

6032559

Electronic OCLC #

878396509

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