Analysis of Crack Reason on Block No.0 of Continuous Rigid-Frame Bridge
Cracks on the Joint Part between Pier and Girder, namely Block NO.0 in the construction process, has become one of the major diseases of continuous rigid-frame bridges. Based on the real construction technology, process and environment of Yuquanxi Bridge, the uneven distribution of stress caused by various factors is precisely analyzed by ANSYS. The shrinkage difference of concrete, the excessive hydration heat, and the sunshine temperature difference is accurately simulated respectively. By comparing the numerical results with actual cracks condition, the results prove that the theoretical analyse is accord with the actual situation, and the real reason of cracks on Block No.0 of Yuquanxi Bridge is uncovered. This study is of great practical value in preventing cracks and improving bridge construction technology.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
W. X. Huang et al., "Analysis of Crack Reason on Block No.0 of Continuous Rigid-Frame Bridge", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 71-78, pp. 1392-1397, 2011