Load Carrying Capacity of Existing Bridge Deck Slabs

Existing infrastructure represents a substantial part of the societal assets and existing bridges represents a huge capital that need to be well administrated. Bridge deck slabs are one of the most exposed bridge parts and are often critical for the load carrying capacity. Consequently, it is important to examine if the current analysis and design methods are appropriate.

The overall aim of the project is to develop improved methods for assessment of the load carrying capacity and response of bridge deck slabs. The project comprises a literature study with an investigation of previous laboratory tests. Evaluation and analysis is made with expert support and through analytical as well as linear and non-linear finite element analysis. This is expected to lead to improved methods for design and assessment of bridge deck slabs. The project is expected to lead to higher detectable load carrying capacity in assessment of existing bridge deck slabs. This will in turn lead to lower life cycle costs and reduced environmental impact from the bridge deck slabs.

Participants

Mario Plos (contact)

Docent vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Kent Gylltoft

Professor vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Morgan Johansson

Adj professor vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Karin Lundgren

Professor vid Civil and Environmental Engineering

Filip Nilenius

Forskarassistent vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Jiangpeng Shu

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Kamyab Zandi

Forskare vid Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Collaborations

Luleå University of Technology

Luleå, Sweden

Swedish Transport Administration

Borlänge, Sweden

Funding

Swedish Transport Administration

Funding Chalmers participation during 2012–2016

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

Building Futures

Areas of Advance

More information

Project Web Page at Chalmers

http://www.chalmers.se/en/projects/Pages/L...

Latest update

2017-04-19