Estimation of lifetime maximum distributions of bridge traffic load effects

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Title: Estimation of lifetime maximum distributions of bridge traffic load effects
Authors: O'Brien, Eugene J.
Hajializadeh, Donya
Sheils, Emma
Enright, Bernard
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Status of Item: Not peer reviewed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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