Calculating an Influence Line from Direct Measurements

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Title: Calculating an Influence Line from Direct Measurements
Authors: O'Brien, Eugene J.
Quilligan, Michael
Karoumi, Raid
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Date: Mar-2006
Abstract: The response of a bridge to a pre-weighed truck can be measured on site. This paper describes a mathematical method for converting the measured response of a load effect into an influence line for that effect. One influence ordinate is calculated for each scan of the data acquisition system. The vector of ordinates is found by solving a large set of simultaneous equations expressed in matrix form. The general form of the matrices is described, and the particular matrices for a three-axle truck are given. The technique is demonstrated using measured strain on two bridges using pre-weighed trucks with different numbers of axles.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Institution of Civil Engineers
Copyright (published version): 2006, ICE Publishing Ltd
Keywords: Bridge;Influence line;WIM
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Civil Engineering Research Collection

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