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Effects of opening in the cross girders of the flat bottom rail wagons to the load transferring mechanisms when used as road bridge deck

Jamtsho, Lungten, Dhanasekar, Manicka, Palliyaguru, Nishantha, & Bayissa, Wirtu (2010) Effects of opening in the cross girders of the flat bottom rail wagons to the load transferring mechanisms when used as road bridge deck. In Proceedings of the 21st Australian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group), Victoria University, Melbourne.

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    A Flat Bed Rail Wagon (FBRW) has been proposed as an alternative solution for replacing bridges on low traffic volume roads. The subject matter for this paper is to investigate the impediment to load transfer from cross girders to main girder, through visually identifiable structural flaws. Namely, the effect of having large openings at close proximity to the connection of the main girder to the cross girder of a FBRW was examined. It was clear that openings locally reduce the section modulus of the secondary members; however it was unclear how these reductions would affect the load transfer to the main girder. The results are presented through modeling grillage action for which the loads applied onto the FBRW were distributed through cross girders to the main girder.

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    ID Code: 39209
    Item Type: Conference Paper
    ISBN: 9780415616577
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Construction Materials (090503)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management (090505)
    Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
    Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Please consult the authors.
    Deposited On: 16 Dec 2010 14:08
    Last Modified: 08 Apr 2011 08:29

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