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EVALUATIVE TESTING OF A NOVEL WELDLESS OPEN STEEL GRID DECK SYSTEM

by Pierce, Matthew Jacob

Abstract (Summary)
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.
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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

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Date of Publication:01/31/2006

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