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Title:Investigation of an Interstate-57 Bridge Beam Brittle Fracture
Alternative Title:Report of the Investigation on Steel Bridge Design Criteria to Help Minimize the Probability of Fracture; Project IHR-304, Illinois Cooperative Highway and Transportation Research Program
Author(s):Handel, W.; Munse, W.H.
Subject(s):brittle fractures
Steel beams
highway bridges
Abstract:During the winter of 1976-77 a brittle fracture occurred in one of the steel beams of a four-span steel beam bridge (composite) spanning Interstate-57. The fractured member was removed from the bridge and tests of the member were conducted to determine the cause of failure. This report summarizes the results of the various tests conducted on the failed member and provides a discussion of the role played by the various factors related to the failure.
Issue Date:1980-03
Publisher:University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Series/Report:Civil Engineering Studies SRS-477
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:State of Illinois Department of Transportation
U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-10-27
Identifier in Online Catalog:402760

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