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|Title:||Effects of Elastomeric Bearing Stiffness on the Structural Behavior of Bonded Link-Slabs||Authors:||Gergess, Antoine
Douaihy, Elie Zakhia
|Affiliations:||Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering||Issue Date:||2020||Part of:||Journal of transportation research board||Volume:||2674||Issue:||4||Start page:||428||End page:||443||Abstract:||
Continuous decks provide a cost-effective solution compared with expansion joints in multi-span bridge construction. The part of the deck that spans over the open joint at intermediate supports is known as the link-slab. Although their length and magnitude are relatively small compared with the beams in the adjacent spans, link-slabs provide continuity to the structural system and influence the distribution of forces based on their stiffness and bridge support characteristics. This paper presents results from a test program that examines the behavior of bonded link-slabs connecting adjacent reinforced concrete beams and derives closed-form solutions to predict shear forces and moments. Validity of the solution is verified based on comparisons with test data and its applicability for bridges in the medium-span length range is illustrated by a numerical example.
|URI:||https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/1920||DOI:||10.1177/0361198120911046||Open URL:||Link to full text||Type:||Journal Article|
|Appears in Collections:||Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering|
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