Document Type

Article

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This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

Civil engineering

Publication Details

Engineering Structures, Volume 32, Issue 12, December 2010, Pages 3827–3835.

Abstract

More accurate assessment of safety can prevent unnecessary repair or replacement of existing bridges which in turn can result in great cost savings at network level. The allowance for dynamics is a significant component of traffic loading in many bridges and is often unnecessarily conservative. Critical traffic loading scenarios are considered in this paper with a model that allows for vehicle-bridge interaction and takes into account the road surface condition. Characteristic dynamic allowance values are presented for the assessment of mid-span bending moment in a wide range of short to medium span bridges for bi-directional traffic.

DOI

10.1016/j.engstruct.2010.08.018

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