Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

A. J. O'Connor
E. J. O'Brien
S. A. Grave
Colin C. Caprani
S.A. Graves

Subjects

Engineering

Topics
trucks engineering traffic load effects bridges shear force statistics characteristic values critical loading civil and environmental engineering

Critical Loading Events for the Assessment of Medium Span Bridges (2002)

Abstract This paper describes the simulation of free-flowing traffic across bridges to predict the characteristic values for bridge load effects such as bending moment and shear force. The results of these simulations are then used to demonstrate that, in predicting the characteristic extreme load effects to which a bridge may be subjected, it is not sufficient to solely model one-or two-truck presence events. It is shown that loading events involving three or more trucks may need be included in the model for short to medium spans. The critical loading events for a particular load effect are strongly dependent on the span and the shape of the influence line.
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Full list of authors on original publication

A. J. O'Connor, E. J. O'Brien, S. A. Grave, Colin C. Caprani, S.A. Graves

Experts in our system

1
Alan J. O'Connor
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 48
 
2
Eugene J. O'Brien
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 192
 
3
Colin C. Caprani
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 42