Structural assessment of concrete bridges
Journal article, 2007

The paper summarises the work on concrete bridges performed in the EU project Sustainable Bridges. The work provides enhanced assessment methods that are able to prove higher load-carrying capacities and longer fatigue lives for existing concrete railway bridges, and is implemented in a Guideline [1]. Methods for determination of in-situ material properties and advanced methods for structural analysis were developed. One main focus was non-linear analysis, since these provides the greatest potential for discovering of additional sources for load-carrying capacity. Furthermore, methods to assess the remaining structural resistance of deteriorated concrete bridges with respect to corrosion and fatigue were developed.

bridge

corrosion.

fatigue

Str uctural assessment

railway

non- linear analysis

concrete

Author

Mario Plos

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Kent Gylltoft

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Karin Lundgren

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Jan Cervenka

Andrin Herwig

Eugen Brühwiler

Sven Thelandersson

Lennart Elfgren

Ebbe Rosell

Nordic Concrete Research

0800-6377 (ISSN)

Vol. 30 2 89-102

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Building Futures

Subject Categories

Civil Engineering

Infrastructure Engineering

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10/8/2017