A multi-level structural assessment strategy for analysis of RC bridge deck slabs
Paper in proceedings, 2016

A multi-level structural assessment strategy for evaluation of response and load carrying capacity of reinforced concrete bridges deck slabs are presented [1]. The strategy is based on the principle of successively improved analysis methods in structural assessment. It provides a structured approach to the use of simplified as well as advanced non-linear finite element analysis methods. The proposed methods were used for analysis of previously tested slabs subjected to bending and shear type of failures. As expected, the advanced methods gave an improved understanding of the structural response and were capable of demonstrating higher, yet conservative, predictions of the load-carrying capacity. The proposed strategy clearly provides the engineering community a framework for using successively improved structural analysis methods for enhanced assessment in a straightforward manner.

Author

Mario Plos

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Jiangpeng Shu

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

Karin Lundgren

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering

19th IABSE Congress Stockholm (pp. 1559–1566). Stockholm, Sweden

1564-1571

Areas of Advance

Transport

Building Futures

Subject Categories

Civil Engineering

ISBN

9783857481444

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Created

10/8/2017