Considering Traffic Growth in Characteristic Bridge Load Effect Calculations

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Title: Considering Traffic Growth in Characteristic Bridge Load Effect Calculations
Authors: Leahy, Cathal
O'Brien, Eugene J.
O'Connor, Alan
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9240
Date: 7-Jun-2016
Abstract: Traffic volumes and weights increase with time. This is an important consideration in order toaccurately calculate characteristic load effects for the design and assessment of bridges. A modeling approach is presented which can allow for future growth of truck weights and volumes when assessing truck loading on bridges. Weigh-in-motion data from a site in the Netherlands is used as an example to demonstrate traffic growth at that site. In assessing the effect of growth on characteristic load effects, different growth rates for both truck volumes and truck weights are considered. It is found that growth of truck weights has considerablymore influence although growth in truck volumes also has a significant effect.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: CRC Press
Keywords: Bridge loadingTraffic growthSimulationGeneralised extreme value distributionEurocodeLoad model 1
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Bittencourt, T.N., Frangopol, D.M., Beck, A.T. Maintenance, Monitoring, Safety, Risk and Resilience of Bridges and Bridge Networks
Conference Details: 8th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety & Management, IABMAS2016, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, 26-30 June 2016
Appears in Collections:Civil Engineering Research Collection

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