Local Buckling of Steel Bridge Girder Webs during Launching

  • Torsten Höglund
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


When launching steel-concrete bridges two or more rollers are used at the support. In this paper some tests on girders with two concentrated loads are presented. Comparison with existing formulas showes that two loads can be considered as one load distributed over the distance between the rollers.


Ultimate Load Concrete Slab Concentrate Load Bottom Flange Steel Girder 
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    Mannberg, O., & Schagerstrom, L., Livbuckling vid lansering av samverkansbroar. Diploma work. Div. of Steel Structures, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm 1989.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Torsten Höglund
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  1. 1.Division of Steel StructuresThe Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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