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Stress concentration due to shear lag in continuous box girders
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Jaturong Sa-nguanmanasak، نويسنده , , Jaturong and Chaisomphob، نويسنده , , Taweep and Yamaguchi، نويسنده , , Eiki، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2007
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Quite a few researches on shear lag effect in box girder have been reported in the past, and many of them employed the finite element method. The past researchers, however, do not seem to have paid much attention to the influence of the finite element mesh on the shear lag, although the shear lag effect in terms of stress concentration can be quite sensitive to the mesh employed in the finite element analysis. In addition, most of the researchers on the shear lag have focused on simply supported girders and cantilever girders, while continuous girders have been dealt with in very few researches. The present study investigates the shear lag effect in a continuous box girder by using the three-dimensional finite element method. The whole girder is modeled by shell elements, and an extensive parametric study with respect to the geometry of a box girder is carried out. The influence of finite element mesh on the shear lag is carefully treated by the multimesh extrapolation method. Based on the numerical results thus obtained, empirical formulas are proposed to compute stress concentration factors that include the shear lag effect.
Keywords :
Three-dimensional finite element analysis , shear lag , Continuous box girders , Stress concentration
Journal title :
Engineering Structures
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