Critical Loading Events for the Assessment of Medium-Span Bridges
|Title:||Critical Loading Events for the Assessment of Medium-Span Bridges||Authors:||Caprani, Colin C.
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Civil-Comp Ltd||Keywords:||Bridges; Loading; Traffic; Trucks; Simulation||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed||Is part of:||B.H.V. Topping & Z. Bittnar, (eds.).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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