Type

Journal Article

Authors

Geoffrey J. McLachlan
Eugene J. O'Brien
Colin C. Caprani

Subjects

Mathematics

Topics
traffic extreme value load wim bridges live loads structural dynamics statistical methods bridge mixture statistics

Characteristic traffic load effects from a mixture of loading events on short to medium span bridges (2008)

Abstract In recent years highway bridge load assessment has been recognised as an area through which savings can be made by avoiding unnecessary bridge refurbishment and replacement. Load effects in bridges result from single truck crossings or multiple-truck presence events which are, statistically, not identically distributed. Conventional approaches fit statistical distributions to mixtures of non-identically distributed load effects. Inaccuracies in the conventional approach are identified and an alternative approach is developed to find the characteristic load effects. Theoretical and field data is used to show the potential implications of conventional techniques and to demonstrate the application of the new approach.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Geoffrey J. McLachlan, Eugene J. O'Brien, Colin C. Caprani

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Eugene J. O'Brien
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University College Dublin
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