Dynamic Load Allowance

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Title: Dynamic Load Allowance
Authors: Keenahan, JenniferO'Brien, Eugene J.Znidaric, AlesKalin, Jan
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/13159
Date: 3-Dec-2021
Online since: 2022-09-29T11:39:15Z
Abstract: Chapter 4 provides a good explanation of the current state-of-the-art for the influence of dynamics on bridge traffic loading. It starts with an explanation of the concepts and a review of the various definitions used in the field, such as Dynamic Amplification factor and Impact Factor. It looks at how some of the main codes of practice in the world treat dynamics. A considerable portion of the chapter deals with the statistics of dynamic amplification. It is noted that the biggest dynamic amplifications tend to occur for light vehicle loading events. A statistical approach addresses this issue and provides a more appropriate allowance for dynamics which is called Assessment Dynamic Ratio. The influence of road surface roughness is considered and the implications of a local irregularity or pothole, as sometimes happens near the end joints. A number of field measurement campaigns of dynamic amplification are reported from various countries. These largely support the findings of the numerical studies.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: CRC Press
Keywords: BridgesVehicle crossingsTraffic load effects
DOI: 10.1201/9780429318849
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: O'Brien, E., Nowak, A., Caprani, C. (eds.). Bridge Traffic Loading From Research to Practice
ISBN: 9780429318849
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
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