Critical Loading Events for the Assessment of Medium-Span Bridges

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Title: Critical Loading Events for the Assessment of Medium-Span Bridges
Authors: Caprani, Colin C.
Graves, S.A.
O'Brien, Eugene J.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4023
Date: 2002
Abstract: This paper describes the simulation of free-flowing traffic across bridges to predict the characteristic values for bridge load effects such as bending moment and shear force. The results of these simulations are then used to demonstrate that, in predicting the characteristic extreme load effects to which a bridge may be subjected, it is not sufficient to solely model one- or two-truck presence events. It is shown that loading events involving three or more trucks may need be included in the model for short to medium spans. The critical loading events for a particular load effect are strongly dependent on the span and the shape of the influence line.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: Civil-Comp Press
Copyright (published version): 2002, Civil-Comp Ltd
Keywords: BridgesLoadingTrafficTrucksSimulation
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: B.H.V. Topping & Z. Bittnar, (eds.). Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology
Conference Details: The Sixth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology Prague, Czech Republic 4-6 September 2002
ISBN: 0948749830
Appears in Collections:Civil Engineering Research Collection

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