Simplifed site-Specific traffic load models for bridge assessment
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|Title:||Simplifed site-Specific traffic load models for bridge assessment||Authors:||Getachew, Abraham
O'Brien, Eugene J.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2320||Date:||Dec-2007||Abstract:||Traffic load is identified as one of the greatest sources of uncertainty in the assessment of bridges. In recent years, simulation techniques, using measured traffic data, have been used to predict the characteristic traffic load effects on bridges. However, the techniques are complex, sensitive to the assumptions adopted and require specialist statistical expertise. This work presents a simplified site-specific traffic load model that generates comparable load effects to the corresponding results from a full simulation. While the simplified model is still sensitive to the underlying assumptions, these can be carefully reviewed prior to the method being approved. Further, the simplified method can be employed by practicing engineers for bridge assessment.||Funding Details:||European Research Council||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Taylor & Francis||Copyright (published version):||2007 Taylor & Francis||Keywords:||Bridge; Simplified model; Assessment; Site-specific; Weigh-in-motion; Monte Carlo simulation||Subject LCSH:||Bridges--Live loads--Computer simulation
Monte Carlo method
|DOI:||10.1080/15732470500424245||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Critical Infrastructure Group Research Collection|
Civil Engineering Research Collection
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