Statistical computation for extreme bridge traffic load effects

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Title: Statistical computation for extreme bridge traffic load effects
Authors: Caprani, Colin C.
O'Brien, Eugene J.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4142
Date: 12-Sep-2006
Abstract: The maintenance of highway infrastructure constitutes a major expenditure in many countries. This cost can be reduced significantly by minimizing the repair or replacement of highway bridges. In the assessment of existing bridges, the strength estimate tends to be more accurate than that of traffic loading, due to the more variable nature of loading. Recent advances in the statistical analysis of highway bridge traffic loading have resulted in more accurate forecasts of the actual loading to which a bridge is subject. While these advances require extensive numerical computation, they can significantly improve the accuracy of the calculation. This paper outlines the recent advances and describes the associated computational aspects in detail
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: Civil-Comp
Copyright (published version): 2006, Civil-Comp Ltd.
Keywords: BridgeStatisticsLoadingSimulationPredictive likelihoodTraffic
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: B.H.V. Topping, G. Montero and R. Montenegro (eds.). Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology
Conference Details: Eighth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, from 12 to 15 September 2006
Appears in Collections:Civil Engineering Research Collection

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