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Estimation of lifetime maximum distributions of bridge traffic load effects

OBrien, E.J., Hajializadeh, Donya, Sheils, E. and Enright, B. (2013) Estimation of lifetime maximum distributions of bridge traffic load effects In: The Sixth International IABMAS Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience & Sustainability, 2012-07-08-2012-07-12, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy.

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This paper considers the problem of assessing traffic loading on road bridges. A database of European WIM data is used to determine accurate annual maximum distributions of load effect. These in turn are used to find the probability of failure for a number of load effects. Using the probability of failure as the benchmark, traditional measures of safety - factor of safety and reliability index - are reviewed. Both are found to give inconsistent results, i.e., a given factor of safety or reliability index actually corresponds to a range of different probabilities of failure. © 2012 Taylor & Francis Group.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Civil and Environmental Engineering
Authors :
OBrien, E.J.
Sheils, E.
Enright, B.
Editors :
Biondini, F.
Frangopol, D.M.
Date : 1 June 2013
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2012, Taylor and Francis Group This item is available under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland. No item may be reproduced for commercial purposes. For other possible restrictions on use please refer to the publisher's URL where this is made available, or to notes contained in the item itself. Other terms may apply.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Annual maxima, Factor of safety, Load effects, Probability of failure, Reliability Index, Road bridge, Traffic loading, Traffic loads, Maintenance, Probability, Safety factor, Traffic surveys, Bridges
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Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 21 Mar 2019 16:36
Last Modified : 21 Mar 2019 16:36

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