"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.
Andrews, William A., 1922-2009
Senne, Joseph H.
Schaefer, Rodney A., 1926-2002
Hatfield, Charles, 1920-1993
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
University of Missouri at Rolla
vi, 54 pages
© 1966 Thomas Houng-Yn Yang, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Bridges -- Design and construction -- Computer simulation
Moments of inertia
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Yang, Thomas Houng-Yn, "Location of maximum moments in a continuous two span beam due to moving loads" (1966). Masters Theses. 5760.