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Experimental Evaluation of the Ultimate Bending Moment of a Thin Box Girder

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José Manuel Gordo, C. Guedes Soares

Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

Paper No. OMAE2014-24645, pp. V04BT02A053; 8 pages
  • ASME 2014 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 4B: Structures, Safety and Reliability
  • San Francisco, California, USA, June 8–13, 2014
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4543-1
  • Copyright © 2014 by ASME


The results of a four points bending test on a box girder are presented. The experiment is part of series of tests with similar configuration but different thickness and span between frames. The present work refers to the slenderest plate box girder with a plate’s thickness of 2 mm but with a short span between frames. The experiment includes initial loading cycles allowing for residual stresses relief. The moment curvature relationship is established for a large range of curvature. The ultimate bending moment of the box is evaluated and compared with the first yield moment and the plastic moment allowing the evaluation of the efficiency of the structure. The post buckling behavior and collapse mode are characterized. Comparison of the experiment with a progressive collapse method is made taking into consideration the effect of residual stresses on envelop of the moment curvature curve of the structure.

Copyright © 2014 by ASME
Topics: Girders



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