WIT Press


Some Problems Of Bridge Contact Analysis Using MARC

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CON030071

Volume

38

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

641.84 kb

Author(s)

Z. M. Bzymek and J. Dierbevger

Abstract

Some problems of bridge contact analysis Using MARC Z.M. Bzymekl & J. Dierberger2 1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut, USA. 2 MSC Sofmare until May 7, 2002, presently Pratt and Whitney United Technologies Corporation, Connecticut, USA Abstract This paper describes a static analysis of stresses and deformations of a bridge composed of a beam supported on an arch, as a small vehicle crosses over. The bridge is designed for pedestrian traffic and a small van such as an ambulance. It is assumed that the structure of the bridge would be made of reinforced concrete. The dimensions are assumed to be similar to the Val Tschiel bridge. It is also assumed that the van is in contact with the bridge all the time and that the load of the van is passed to the structure by four wheels. As the position of the van changes by small increments along the length of the beam, it transfers its loading to the deck. The analysis is done by means of the MARC solver. The data was prepared

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