Influence of Cross Beam on the Stress of Joints in A-Type Pier of a Bridge
Non-linear numerical simulation is done on A-type super high pier by using finite element analysis software ANSYS, obtaining the node stress distribution under load in the node area taken in the sequential layer analysis of overall mode. The conclusion is mainly as follows: the change of width and thickness of cross beam exerts slight impact on the maximum stress of the node while the change of cross beam depth impacts the node stress much. From the computation, it can be concluded that proper reduction of cross beam depth is beneficial to the node stress.
Xiuli Du, Jianjun Zheng, Weiming Yan, Yue Li and Jianwei Zhang
C. P. Tang, L. L. Zhang, "Influence of Cross Beam on the Stress of Joints in A-Type Pier of a Bridge", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 446-449, pp. 1329-1332, 2012