Built-Up Beams: Plate Girders

  • Elias G. Abu-Saba


A plate girder is distinguished from a rolled beam by the web slenderness ratio h/t w . When spans are long and loads are relatively large, it is more economical to use plate girders rather than rolled sections. With the introduction of railroads in the middle of the nineteenth century, riveted plate girders were commonly used in bridge designs spanning 50 to 150 ft. Later with the introduction of welding, riveted plate girders became less and less frequently used. Plate girders may have a constant section throughout their span or a variable section. Several plate girder sections are shown in Figure 9.1


Concentrate Load Section Property Live Load Allowable Stress Section Modulus 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elias G. Abu-Saba
    • 1
  1. 1.North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State UniversityUSA

Personalised recommendations