TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 543: Effective Slab Width for Composite Steel Bridge Members examines recommended revisions to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' specifications for the effective slab width of composite steel bridge members. The report's recommended specifications are applicable to all types of composite steel bridge superstructures and are suitable for design office use. Accompanying CRP-CD-56 contains extensive supporting information, including the recommended specifications and design examples.
The supporting information associated with NCHRP Report 543 are available in an ISO format. Links to instructions on buring an .ISO CD-ROM and the download site for the .ISO CD-ROM are below.
Table of Contents
|1.1 Problem Statement and Project Objectives||2-2|
|1.2 Research Tasks||3-3|
|1.3 Research Approach||4-4|
|1.4 Organization of this Report||5-5|
|2.1 Survey and Literature Review Findings||6-7|
|2.2 New Definition for Effective Width||8-8|
|2.3 Finite Element Modeling and Verification||9-23|
|2.4 FEM Parametric Study||24-38|
|2.5 Special Case Bridges||39-58|
|3.2 Assumptions and Implications||59-59|
|3.4 Impact Assessment of Candidate Design Criteria||60-62|
|3.5 Proposed Design Criteria||63-63|
|4.3 Suggested Research||66-68|
|Appendixes A through L (provided on the enclosed CD-ROM, CRP-CD-56)||71-71|
|Appendix M: Draft Code and Commentary Language||72-87|
|Appendix N (provided on the enclosed CD-ROM, CRP-CD-56)||88-88|
|Appendix O: Design Examples||89-153|
|Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications||154-154|
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