Bridge rail impact forcing functions

Barry T. Rosson, Ronald K. Faller

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Bridge rails are designed according to AASHTO standards with a static 10-kip (44.5 kN) lateral load. The computer programs BARRIER VII and COSMOS are used to determine the deflections and bending moments for four vehicular impact conditions. The appropriateness of using the 10-kip (44.5 kN) static load method and newly developed polynomial forcing functions is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc Struct Congr 94
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)087262952X
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the Structures Congress '94 - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Apr 24 1994Apr 28 1994

Publication series

NameProc Struct Congr 94


OtherProceedings of the Structures Congress '94
CityAtlanta, GA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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