Tag Archive for Tag: Lateral Bracing

Tag: Lateral Bracing Members Stressed Primarily in Bending

Rolled beams and fabricated girder spans provide economical bridges for railways. Laying out the lateral bracing system and diaphragms or cross frames is the first step in the design procedure. Some of the requirements for the bracing have grown out of railroad bridge experience, including some fatigue failures that required changes in previously acceptable practices. Lateral Bracing A system of bottom lateral bracing should

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Tag: Lateral Bracing Detailing for Buckling

Prevention of buckling is important in bridge design, because of the potential for collapse. Three forms of buckling must be considered in bridge design. Types of Buckling The first, and most serious, is primary buckling of an axially loaded compression member. Such column buckling may include Euler-type elastic buckling and inelastic buckling. This is a rare occurrence with highway bridges, attesting to

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