This document provides an overview of the means to determine the buckling resistance of steel plate girders in composite bridges, both during construction (the bare steel stage) and in service (when the deck slab acts as the top flange). Available as a free downloadable PDF only.
The publication provides a worked example for a multi-span fully integral bridge using steel substructures (comprising H-pile abutments, tubular pile column intermediate supports and a composite plate girder deck). (Published 1998)
This is the 6th issue of the Guidance Notes produced by the Steel Bridge Group (SBG), a technical forum established to consider matters of high-priority interest to the steel bridge construction industry.
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