The Effect of Lane Changing on Long-Span Highway Bridge Traffic Loading

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
c135.pdf230.6 kBAdobe PDFDownload
Title: The Effect of Lane Changing on Long-Span Highway Bridge Traffic Loading
Authors: Enright, Bernard
Carey, Colm
Caprani, Colin C.
O'Brien, Eugene J.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4059
Date: 8-Jul-2012
Abstract: Maximum loading on long-span bridges typically occurs in congested traffic conditions. As traffic becomes congested car drivers may change lane, increasing the tendency for trucks to travel in platoons. For long-span bridges this phenomenon may increase the regularity and severity of bridge repair programs, with potential significant associated costs. This research investigates the effect of lane changing by car drivers on bridge loading. A Monte Carlo simulation model in which individual car drivers probabilistically decide, based on a lane-changing bias probability, whether or not to change lane has been developed. The sensitivity of bridge loading to this factor is investigated for different bridge lengths and traffic compositions. This research concludes that the lane-changing behavior of car drivers has an effect on bridge loading for long-span bridges, and the magnitude of this effect is quite sensitive to the percentage of trucks in the traffic.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: CRC Press
Copyright (published version): 2012, Taylor and Francis Group
Keywords: Bridge loads;Long-span bridges;Monte Carlo simulation
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: Biondini, F. and Frangopol, D. M. (eds.). Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability: Proceedings of the Sixth International IABMAS Conference, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy, 8-12 July 2012
Conference Details: Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience & Sustainability, Sixth International IABMAS Conference, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy, 8-12 July 2012
Appears in Collections:Civil Engineering Research Collection

Show full item record

Page view(s) 50

117
checked on May 25, 2018

Download(s) 50

92
checked on May 25, 2018

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


This item is available under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland. No item may be reproduced for commercial purposes. For other possible restrictions on use please refer to the publisher's URL where this is made available, or to notes contained in the item itself. Other terms may apply.