Tested versus code capacity of existing bridges: Three examples
2015 (English)In: IABSE Conference Geneva 2015: Structural Engineering: Providing Solutions to Global Challenges, Geneva: International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, 2015, 727-734 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
This paper presents the results from three tests to failure of different types of bridges: a two span reinforced concrete railway trough bridge; a five-span prestessed concrete beam bridge; and a one span metal railway truss bridge. The results show that the capacity of the structures are underestimated by current standards, while numerical analysis combined with material testing can provide more accurate results. Some examples are also presented on how deficiencies incapacity can be mitigated using fiber reinforced polymer strengthening systems.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Geneva: International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, 2015. 727-734 p.
Research subject Structural Engineering; Attractive built environment (AERI)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-40152Local ID: f26c63d9-2435-4c3e-bf36-a18858a100c8ISBN: 9783857481406OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-40152DiVA: diva2:1013675
IABSE Conference : Structural Engineering: Providing Solutions to Global Challenges 23/09/2015 - 25/09/2015
ProjectsSustainable Bridges, Mainline-MAINtenance, renewaL and Improvement of rail transport iNfrastructure to reduce Economic and environmental impacts
Godkänd; 2015; 20150923 (andbra)2016-10-032016-10-03Bibliographically approved