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Analytical and Experimental Assessment of Steel Truss Bridge Gusset Plate Connections

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Author(s)

Mark A. Iadicola, Yavuz Mentes, Yoon D. Kim, Robert S. Zobel, Donald W. White, Roberto T. Leon, Justin M. Ocel

Abstract

This paper focuses on findings from comprehensive studies of steel truss bridge gusset plate behavior and proposes practical design procedures. The studies include comparisons of analytical models to responses from large-scale experimental tests from discrete and innovative full field measurements. The paper shows that there is considerable consistency between the experimental data and analytical solutions.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 29th Annual International Bridge Conference
Conference Dates
June 5-8, 2011
Conference Location
Pittsburgh, PA

Keywords

I-35W, bridges, truss, gusset plates, connection, fastener, nonlinear finite element analysis, strain gauges, photoelastic strain measurement, digital image correlation

Citation

Iadicola, M. , Mentes, Y. , Kim, Y. , Zobel, R. , White, D. , Leon, R. and Ocel, J. (2011), Analytical and Experimental Assessment of Steel Truss Bridge Gusset Plate Connections, Proceedings of the 29th Annual International Bridge Conference , Pittsburgh, PA (Accessed February 24, 2024)
Created June 8, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017