Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Civil and Environmental Engineering
The objective of this project was to simulate a stress laminated timber bridge deck model stiffened with wide flange steel stringers for performance monitoring. The simulation accounted for typical HS-20 repetitive loadings offered by a mechanically controlled actuator.;Based on the results incorporated in this report and additional projects accredited in the literature review, some general recommendations can be established regarding the best approach for constructing timber bridges in the future.;In general, short span prestressed timber bridges appear to be a reliable alternative in rural bridge design applications. Pure aesthetics responsive to timber construction add to the allure of this optional approach. Incorporation of steel stringers offers adequate stiffness contributions, while serving to lower overall project costs and nominal space requirements. Additional stringer implementation, along with an increased deck thickness, should accommodate any imposing design equations.
King, Bryan Lin, "Wood deck bridges-stress laminated wood panels on steel beams" (2001). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1119.