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For Example:  Calculate the max. +M in span 1 of 100'-125'-100' Continuous
Spans ....

·         Attached is the M&V influence lines for 100'-125'-100' spans

·         The maximum moment coefficient will be 20.76 at 0.4 point

·         Apply the maximum wheel load , say 100k, at 1.4 point: +M1= 100k
x 20.76 = 2,076 'k

·         Apply 2nd wheel load, say 80k, at 10' away --> Location = 1.4 +-
10' / 100' = 1.3 or 1.5 point

·         The moment coefficient will be --> 15.37 at 1.3 point, and 16.39
at 1.5 point (governs)

·         The moment for 2nd wheel load will be: +M2 = 80k x 16.39 = 1,311

·         Apply all the other wheel loads from all the cranes

·         Final +M = M1 + M2 + M3 ....

Similarly, you can calculate the maximum moments at any other locations -
maximum -M at interior supports and maximum +M in span 2.

On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 11:39 AM, Gary L. Hodgson and Assoc. <
design(--nospam--at)> wrote:

> I don't see how influence lines can help me with rolling loads. I know
> bridges are subject to rolling loads but how do you choose the worst
> location for 2 or 3 cranes each with different wheel loads and variable
> spacing between them.
> I have a customer now who has a 15 ton crane and 7.5 ton crane and wants
> to know how close he can operate them while fully loaded and then only 
> 50% loaded for one or the other.
> Gary
> On 2013/03/16 3:16 PM, TJ Fu wrote:
>> Dealing with moments and shears for continuous spans (constant I), I
>> always use M&V influence coefficients from AISC “Moments, Shears and
>> Reactions for Continuous Highway Bridges”. That will give you
>> maximum/minimum M&V at any point. For any odd span combinations or 
>> variable I spans, you could use my programs.

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