Characteristic traffic load effects from a mixture of loading events on short to medium span bridges
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|Title:||Characteristic traffic load effects from a mixture of loading events on short to medium span bridges||Authors:||Caprani, Colin C.
O'Brien, Eugene J.
McLachlan, Geoffrey J.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2298||Date:||Sep-2008||Abstract:||In recent years highway bridge load assessment has been recognised as an area through which savings can be made by avoiding unnecessary bridge refurbishment and replacement. Load effects in bridges result from single truck crossings or multiple-truck presence events which are, statistically, not identically distributed. Conventional approaches fit statistical distributions to mixtures of non-identically distributed load effects. Inaccuracies in the conventional approach are identified and an alternative approach is developed to find the characteristic load effects. Theoretical and field data is used to show the potential implications of conventional techniques and to demonstrate the application of the new approach.||Funding Details:||European Research Council||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Elsevier||Copyright (published version):||2007 Published by Elsevier Ltd.||Keywords:||Bridge; Assessment; Statistics; Extreme Value; Traffic; Load; WIM; Mixture||Subject LCSH:||Bridges--Live loads
Structural dynamics--Statistical methods
|DOI:||10.1016/j.strusafe.2006.11.006||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Critical Infrastructure Group Research Collection|
Civil Engineering Research Collection
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