Plastic load bearing capacity of multispan composite highway bridges with longitudinally stiffened webs

@inproceedings{Unterweger2011PlasticLB,
  title={Plastic load bearing capacity of multispan composite highway bridges with longitudinally stiffened webs},
  author={Harald Unterweger and Andreas Lechner and Richard Greiner},
  year={2011}
}
The introduction of the Eurocodes makes plastic design criteria available also for composite bridges, leading to more economical solutions compared with previous elastic design rules. Particularly for refurbishment old bridges with higher actual traffic loads, up to date outside the scope of the Eurocodes, strengthening should therefore be avoidable or at least be necessary only to a minor extent. For bridges with smaller spans and compact cross sections, the plastic load bearing capacity is… CONTINUE READING