Estimation of lifetime maximum distributions of bridge traffic load effects
|Title:||Estimation of lifetime maximum distributions of bridge traffic load effects||Authors:||O'Brien, Eugene J.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4119||Date:||8-Jul-2012||Abstract:||This paper considers the problem of assessing traffic loading on road bridges. A database of European WIM data is used to determine accurate annual maximum distributions of load effect. These in turn are used to find the probability of failure for a number of load effects. Using the probability of failure as the benchmark, traditional measures of safety – factor of safety and reliability index – are reviewed. Both are found to give inconsistent results, i.e., a given factor of safety or reliability index actually corresponds to a range of different probabilities of failure||Type of material:||Conference Publication||Publisher:||CRC Press||Copyright (published version):||2012, Taylor and Francis Group||Keywords:||Traffic loads;Bridge loads||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed||Is part of:||F. Biondini & D.M. Frangopol (Eds.).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:||The Sixth International IABMAS Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience & Sustainability, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy, 8-12 July 2012|
|Appears in Collections:||Civil Engineering Research Collection|
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