- Volume 8 Issue 1
Residual Deformation Analysis(RDA) is a new method for ratings of the continuous bridges. The RDA makes it possible to expand the inelastic steel girder bridge design method set forth in the American Association of State Highway Officals'(AASHTO) Guide Specifications for Alternate Load Factor Design Procedures for Steel Beam Bridges Using Braced Compact Sections(1986) into an inelastic rating method. It is a method to assess the residual moments and deformations that are set up in a beam that has been loaded into the post-elastic range This method combines classical elastic conjugate beam theory with linear moment-rotation relationships for midspan inelastic positive moment. The limit state is inelastic serviceability limit. which is defined as the ratio of the span to midspan inelastic deflection(C=L/D).