STUDY ON SPATIAL STRESS EFFECT OF PC CONTINUOUS THIN-WALLED BOX GIRDER BRIDGE
Keywords:thin-walled box girder bridge; spatial stress effect; shear lag effect; load test
In order to study the influence of spatial stress effect and shear lag effect on the cracking of PC continuous thin-walled box girder bridge, a spatial model was established by using ANSYS finite element software to analyze the internal stress distribution of the bridge. The test results are compared with the analysis results of spatial model and plane link system model through the load test of real bridge. The results show that the longitudinal stress is evenly distributed along the width direction, which means that the spatial stress effect and the shear lag effect have little influence on the downdeflection of the bridge. The shear lag coefficient at the longitudinal axis of midspan bottom plate and the intersection of bottom plate and web are larger than other positions, which is most likely to produce cracks caused by stress concentration, and should be strengthened here in practical engineering. The results of load test show that the results of spatial finite element analysis are more reliable than those of plane link system calculation, and the design and construction based on the results of spatial finite element analysis is safer.
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