Finite Element Analysis of SBG Subjected to Static Loads

  • Fadzli Mohamed NazriEmail author
  • Mohd Azrulfitri Mohd Yusof
  • Moustafa Kassem
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This chapter describes the experimental and FEM in order to investigate the behaviour of erected precast (SBG) subjected to static load such as deflections, stresses and strains. The procedures and processes in conducting the FEM were acquired from experimental data on a selected span of the bridge. The methodology in this chapter is divided into 4 sections. Section 3.1 presents the material properties of the precast SBG. Section 3.2 describes load application operation and deck deflection monitoring. Section 3.3 explains the strain gauge instrumentation and data recording while Sect. 3.4 explains the parametric study on the models for a variety of transversal slopes using FEA.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fadzli Mohamed Nazri
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mohd Azrulfitri Mohd Yusof
    • 2
  • Moustafa Kassem
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Civil EngineeringUniversiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia
  2. 2.Jambatan Kedua Sdn. Bhd.PenangMalaysia
  3. 3.Universiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia

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