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The Testing of Two Portal Frame Girders

THE test was carried out on the portal frame girders for Kidlington Canal Bridge, Oxfordshire, by the staff of the Building Research Station, Garston, on behalf of the Oxfordshire County Council. It took place at the Chepstow Works of the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Limited, the makers of the girders. The object was to find out how far the thrust, stresses and deflections observed agreed with those calculated in the course of design. It is believed to have been the first test of its kind carried out. J.J. Leeming and S.C. Redshaw

Author(s): Leeming, J J;Redshaw, S C

Keywords: portal frames;kidlington canal bridge, oxon;beams;steel;full scale tests;design;analysis;equipment