Statistical computation for extreme bridge traffic load effects
|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:||Bridge; Statistics; Loading; Simulation; Predictive likelihood; Traffic||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed||Is part of:||B.H.V. Topping, G. Montero and R. Montenegro (eds.).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|
Show full item record
Page view(s) 50105
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.