Experimental and analytical investigations of the thermal behavior of prestressed concrete bridge girders including imperfections

An experimental and analytical study was conducted on a BT-63 prestressed concrete girder to investigate the thermal effects on the girder. A 2D finite element heat transfer analysis model was then developed which accounted for heat conduction, convection, radiation, and irradiation. The solar rad...

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Main Author: Lee, Jonghang
Published: Georgia Institute of Technology 2010
Online Access:http://hdl.handle.net/1853/34675