The Review about a New Type of Bridge Structure — Semi–Integral Abutment Jointless Bridge
It was well known that expansion joint of a bridge was a weak part of structure, it led to early structure destroy and reduced the bridge life. Basing on Life-Cycle Design of bridge structure , a new type of optimum bridge structure --- Semi–Integral Abutment Jointless Bridge was put forward. Firstly the new bridge structure was defined and its performance was described. Then several problems that included temperature effect, the interaction of structure-soil etc were discussed about the application of the new bridge structure. Finally the conclusion is the Semi–Integral Abutment Jointless Bridge is a kind of durable bridge structure that has rational mechanical performance and great practical value.
Qing Yang, Li Hua Zhu, Jing Jing He, Zeng Feng Yan and Rui Ren
T. L. Wang et al., "The Review about a New Type of Bridge Structure — Semi–Integral Abutment Jointless Bridge", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 368-373, pp. 72-75, 2012