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Eugene J. O'Brien
Arturo González
Daniel Cantero



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The Use of Ramp Superposition to Analyse the Influence of Road Irregularities on Maximum Beam Stresses due to a Moving Load (2007)

Abstract Maximum static bending stresses take place at mid-span for a simply supported beam model subject to a moving load but the maximum total stresses may fall in a different section as result of many mechanical parameters involving vehicle, beam and road profile interaction. This paper uses the concept of ramp superposition to analyse the influence of a road profile on the beam stresses and to determine the critical sections where maximum stresses develop. The method also allows identifying those road segments that contribute in a higher degree to those stresses.
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Eugene J. O'Brien, Arturo González, Daniel Cantero

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Eugene J. O'Brien
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 192
Arturo González
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 106
Daniel Cantero
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 23