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Fatigue evaluation of riveted railway bridges through global and local analysis

Imam, BM and Righiniotis, TD (2010) Fatigue evaluation of riveted railway bridges through global and local analysis Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 66 (11). 1411 - 1421. ISSN 0143-974X

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Abstract

This paper presents an overview of recent research efforts by the authors and co-workers on the fatigue assessment of old metallic railway bridges. The investigation focuses on the behaviour of riveted stringer-to-cross-girder connections in a typical, short-span bridge. A generic methodology, which is based on nominal stresses and the S–N method, is presented first, followed by a more detailed analysis using a recently developed fatigue assessment theory, which is based on local stress distributions. The discussion is made within a deterministic as well as a probabilistic context and typical results are presented in terms of fatigue damage and remaining fatigue life.

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Additional Information: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Constructional Steel Research. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 66(11), November 2010, DOI 10.1016/j.jcsr.2010.04.015.
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Civil and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2011 11:43
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:56
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/47127

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