Effect of Web Inclination on Box Girder Bridges
Akash B. More1, Shriganesh S. Kadam2

1Akash B. More, Department of Civil Engineering, SKN Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pandharpur, Ahilyadevi Holkar Solapur University, India.
2Shriganesh S. Kadam, Assistant Professor Department of Civil Engineering, SKN Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pandharpur, Ahilyadevi Holkar Solapur University, India.
Manuscript received on September 10, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on September 27, 2020. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2020. | PP: 232-236 | Volume-9 Issue-12, October 2020 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijitee.L79881091220 | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L7988.1091220
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Abstract: Bridge is a key element in any transportation system which provides easy access over physical obstacles like road, valley, water bodies etc. without closing the way underneath. Among various types, use of box girder type bridges are gaining popularity in bridge engineering because of its better stability, serviceability, economy, aesthetics, structural efficiency and rigidity in torsion. In this study, a box girder is analyzed by changing its web inclination angle to the horizontal (90°, 83°, 76°, 69°, 62°) using finite element based software CSi Bridge. Finite element models are developed keeping material properties, span length, boundary conditions as constant parameters. All these models are analyzed for self-weight, including load of wearing coat and crash barrier, and live loads specified by Indian Road Congress (IRC) namely IRC Class 70R and IRC Class-A loading. Responses in terms of torsional moment, longitudinal moment, support reactions, displacement and stresses are determined. 
Keywords: Box girder, Web inclination, IRC loading, CSi Bridge, Finite element analysis.