EVALUATIVE TESTING OF A NOVEL WELDLESS OPEN STEEL GRID DECK SYSTEM
The current thesis is a complete viability investigation of a novel open steel grid deck system that is weldless. The performance of this innovative deck design is evaluated within the context of fatigue and ultimate strength. Such evaluation is based on results obtained from a testing program preformed in the Structures Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. A description of the deck system and testing methods, as well as a discussion of results is presented.
Advisor:Dr. Christopher Earls; Dr. Jeen-Shang Lin; Dr. John Oyler
School:University of Pittsburgh
School Location:USA - Pennsylvania
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:civil and environmental engineering
Date of Publication:01/31/2006