Shakedown of masonry arch bridges

Barry T. Rosson, Thomas E. Boothby

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Recent experimental observations have noted that a masonry arch bridge subjected to one crossing of an overload vehicle developed irreversible deformations, yet reverts to elastic behavior under subsequent load passes. A finite element model of the structure allowed the identification of a set of residual forces satisfying the shakedown condition for a load of similar magnitude to the load used in the experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 13th Structures Congress. Part 1 (of 2) - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Apr 3 1995Apr 5 1995


OtherProceedings of the 13th Structures Congress. Part 1 (of 2)
CityBoston, MA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture


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