Research on temperature field and temperature stress of prestressed concrete girders

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Chen Cheng 1,2,* Kaiyin Zhang 3

1. School of transportation, Wuhan University of Science and Technology

2. The Research Institute of Highway Bureau of Hubei Province, Wuhan, P.R.China

3. School of transportation, Wuhan University of Science and Technology Wuhan, P.R.China

* Corresponding author.


Received: 24 Jun. 2010 / Revised: 24 Sep. 2010 / Accepted: 3 Dec. 2010 / Published: 8 Feb. 2011

Index Terms

Temperature field, temperature stress, prestressed concrete box girders


This paper introduces the establishment and simplification of the temperature field and the general calculation method of temperature stress of the prestressed concrete box girders. Three kinds of sunshine temperature gradient models were loaded to a real bridge respectively, and got stress and displacement curves. Research data of several prestressed concrete box girders were selected from different regions of China to compare the relative error of the calculated and measured value. We indicate that the study of temperature field and thermal stress of prestressed concrete box girders is necessary, and will help engineers to solve the problem in structure design.

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Chen Cheng, Kaiyin Zhang,"Research on temperature field and temperature stress of prestressed concrete girders", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.3, no.1, pp.25-32, 2011. DOI: 10.5815/ijisa.2011.01.04


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