This video illustrates out-of-plane distortion cracking at a transverse stiffener detail in the laboratory. The applied displacements shown are much greater than would be expected in an actual bridge; however, the cracking is identical to what would be found in an actual bridge. Note that cracks initiated and grew at both the stiffener-to-web weld and the web-to-flange weld.
Cite this work
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
- Snyder, L., Whitehead, J., Connor, R. J. (2015). Active Out-of-Plane Distortion Cracking at a Girder Web Gap. Purdue University Research Repository. doi:10.4231/R7125QKV