Computation of bridge design forces from influence surfaces

A. M. Memari, H. H. West

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An approach for highway bridge design force computation based on three-dimensional finite element analysis is suggested. The implementation of the adjoint method of influence coefficient computation in a typical finite element analysis program is discussed. Deficiency of the adjoint method as applied to bridge design is identified and a remedy is suggested. Through a numerical example, the advantage of the suggested procedure over the conventional approach is shown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)547-556
Number of pages10
JournalComputers and Structures
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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