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    Author(s): Andrzej S. Nowak; Chris Eamon; Michael A. Ritter
    Date: 1999
    Source: Structural engineering in the 21st century : proceedings of the 1999 Structures Congress, April 18-21, 1999, New Orleans, Louisiana. Reston, VA : American Society of Civil Engineers, 1999.:p. 688-691.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Description

    The structural reliability of plank decks designed by the AASHTO codes are determined. Inadequacies in load distribution and plank resistance in the current specifications are identified.

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    Nowak, Andrzej S.; Eamon, Chris.; Ritter, Michael A. 1999. Structural reliability of plank decks. Structural engineering in the 21st century : proceedings of the 1999 Structures Congress, April 18-21, 1999, New Orleans, Louisiana. Reston, VA : American Society of Civil Engineers, 1999.:p. 688-691.

    Keywords

    Bridges, Structural timbers, Decks, Reliability, Structural design, Specifications, Quality standards

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