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Probabilistic Study of Lifetime Load Effect Distribution of Bridges

Hajializadeh, Donya, OBrien, Eugene J., Enright, Bernard, Caprani, Colin C. and Sheils, Emma (2012) Probabilistic Study of Lifetime Load Effect Distribution of Bridges In: 6th International ASRANet Conference, 2012-07-02-2012-07-04, Croydon, London.

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Abstract

Assessment of highway bridge safety requires a prediction of the probability of occurrence of extreme load effects during the remaining life of the structure. While the assessment of the strength of an existing bridge is relatively well understood, the traffic loading it is subject to, has received less attention in the literature. The recorded traffic data are often limited to a number of days or weeks due to the cost of data collection. Studies in the literature have used many different methods to predict the lifetime maximum bridge load effect using a small amount of data, including fitting block maximum results to a Weibull distribution and raising maximum daily or maximum weekly distributions to an appropriate power. Two examples are used in this study to show the importance of the quantity of data in predicting the lifetime maximum distribution. In the first, a simple example is used for which the exact theoretical probabilities are available. Hence, the errors in estimations can be assessed directly. In the second, ‘long-run’ simulations are used to generate a very large database of load effects from which very accurate estimates can be deduced of lifetime maximum effects. Results are presented for bidirectional traffic, with one lane in each direction, based on Weigh-in-Motion data from the Netherlands.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Civil and Environmental Engineering
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Hajializadeh, Donyad.hajializadeh@surrey.ac.uk
OBrien, Eugene J.
Enright, Bernard
Caprani, Colin C.
Sheils, Emma
Date : July 2012
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2012 The Authors
Additional Information : This Conference Paper is brought to you for free and open access by the School of Civil and Structural Engineering at ARROW@DIT. It has been accepted for inclusion in Conference papers by an authorized administrator of ARROW@DIT. For more information, please contact yvonne.desmond@dit.ie, arrow.admin@dit.ie, brian.widdis@dit.ie.
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 26 Mar 2019 12:48
Last Modified : 26 Jul 2019 08:27
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/850862

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