Analysis, design and construction of curved composite girder bridges: State-of-the-art

Weiwei Lin, Teruhiko Yoda*

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    The horizontally curved composite girder bridges have excellent properties, such as quick construction, good seismic performance, saving construction formwork and convenience in spatial arrangement.etc, which have greatly promoted the application of such bridges. The objective of this paper is to provide and summarize important references related to the analysis, design and construction of curved composite girder bridges. Subjects discussed in this review include (1) different curved girder bridge configurations and their applied range; (2) current specifications; (3) construction issues; (4) design methods; (5) analytical methods; (6) load distribution; (7) torsional behavior; (8) warping stresses; (9) stability; (10) ultimate load-carrying capacity; (11) dynamic and seismic response; (12) loading test; (13) long-term behavior; and (14) design details. The literature survey presented herein mainly focuses on papers written in English, Japanese and Chinese in relation to curved composite girders.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)207-220
    Number of pages14
    JournalInternational Journal of Steel Structures
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sept


    • Composite girder
    • Curved bridge
    • Design and construction
    • State of the art

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering


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