Continuous steel-concrete composite girders are extensively used for construction of short and medium span bridges. In the sagging regions, where the compressed flange of the steel beam is connected to the reinforced concrete slab, the cross sections generally belong to class 1 or class 2 (compact sections) and plastic design is acceptable. In the hogging regions the cross sections commonly belong to class 3 or class 4 (slender sections), thus there is insufficient ductility for plastic design and elastic verification is required. However, in this combined design approach that uses the cross section plastic resistance in the sagging regions and the elastic resistance in the hogging regions, the design must satisfy the condition that the plastic moment in the sagging region can develop while still leaving the bending moment resisted by the hogging regions sufficiently far from the elastic limit. The objective of this work is to assess this combined elastic-plastic design approach for continuous composite girders by using probabilistic nonlinear finite element analysis.

Response uncertainty evaluation of continuous steel-concrete composite girders designed with plastic theory

ZONA, Alessandro;DALL'ASTA, Andrea;
2009

Abstract

Continuous steel-concrete composite girders are extensively used for construction of short and medium span bridges. In the sagging regions, where the compressed flange of the steel beam is connected to the reinforced concrete slab, the cross sections generally belong to class 1 or class 2 (compact sections) and plastic design is acceptable. In the hogging regions the cross sections commonly belong to class 3 or class 4 (slender sections), thus there is insufficient ductility for plastic design and elastic verification is required. However, in this combined design approach that uses the cross section plastic resistance in the sagging regions and the elastic resistance in the hogging regions, the design must satisfy the condition that the plastic moment in the sagging region can develop while still leaving the bending moment resisted by the hogging regions sufficiently far from the elastic limit. The objective of this work is to assess this combined elastic-plastic design approach for continuous composite girders by using probabilistic nonlinear finite element analysis.
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