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

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dc.contributor.author Caprani, Colin C.
dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Eugene J.
dc.contributor.author McLachlan, Geoffrey J.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-05T12:06:44Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-05T12:06:44Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 Published by Elsevier Ltd. en
dc.date.issued 2008-09
dc.identifier.citation Structural Safety en
dc.identifier.issn 0167-4730
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2298
dc.description.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. en
dc.description.sponsorship European Research Council en
dc.format.extent 433739 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.relation.requires Critical Infrastructure Group Research Collection en
dc.rights All rights reserved en
dc.subject Bridge en
dc.subject Assessment en
dc.subject Statistics en
dc.subject Extreme Value en
dc.subject Traffic en
dc.subject Load en
dc.subject WIM en
dc.subject Mixture en
dc.subject.lcsh Bridges--Live loads en
dc.subject.lcsh Structural dynamics--Statistical methods en
dc.title Characteristic traffic load effects from a mixture of loading events on short to medium span bridges en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.strusafe.2006.11.006 en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 30 en
dc.identifier.issue 5 en
dc.identifier.startpage 394 en
dc.identifier.endpage 404 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.strusafe.2006.11.006
dc.neeo.contributor Caprani|Colin C.|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor O'Brien|Eugene J.|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor McLachlan|Geoffrey J.|aut| en
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