Composite bridges with integral abutments minimizing lifetime cost
2002 (English)In: IABSE symposium Melbourne 2002: towards a better built environment - innovation, sustainability, information technology; Melbourne, Australia 11 - 13 September, 2002, Zürich: International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, 2002Conference paper (Refereed)
The cost of maintenance is an ever- growing problem for road administrations around the world, and bridges are no exception to the rule. One way to reduce the need for future maintenance, as well as the investment cost, is to make bridges without transition joints. In order to investigate if the crossshaped steel pile commonly used in Sweden is suitable for use in integral abutments, two full-scale laboratory tests were carried out. Experience from the United States shows that bridges with integral abutments are increasingly outclassing the traditional bridges with joints, the former being not only less expensive to maintain, but also more affordable to build. In the following, two analytical methods are described that can be used to calculate the capacity of piles based on plastic design.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Zürich: International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, 2002.
, IABSE Reports, 86
Research subject Structural Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-27258Local ID: 0a1d85d0-3212-11dd-b113-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-27258DiVA: diva2:1000441
IABSE Symposium : 08/09/2002 - 13/09/2002
Godkänd; 2002; 20080604 (ysko)2016-09-302016-09-30Bibliographically approved