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Methods for increasing live load capacity of existing highway bridges

by Roger A. Dorton

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Published by National Academy Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Bridges -- United States -- Maintenance and repair.,
    • Bridges -- United States -- Live loads.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRoger A. Dorton and Ranjit Reel.
      SeriesSynthesis of highway practice,, 249
      ContributionsReel, Ranjit S., National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board., American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials., United States. Federal Highway Administration.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTG315 .D67 1997
      The Physical Object
      Pagination66 p. :
      Number of Pages66
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL707696M
      ISBN 100309061059
      LC Control Number97069823
      OCLC/WorldCa38556249

        Details of application and calculation of Design Vehicular Live Load is explained in “AASHTO Bridge Design Specifications Cl ”. HL Design Truck Design Truck consists of three axles, front and two rear axles with front axle weighing 8kip . 6 Construction Loading Example IDM – Part 4, Chapter , Structural Steel I-SECTIONS IN FLEXURE Constructability LRFD and its commentary provide additional information regarding constructa bility of a steel I-girder bridge.

      Background and Applications EN EN «Traffic Loads on Bridges» Field of application: loaded lengths less than m (maximum length taken into account for the calibration of the Eurocode – For very long loaded lengths, see National Annex) Load Model Nr. 1 Concentrated and distributed loads (main model – general and. Bridge Design Standards. Bridge Design Deviations. Bridge Design Deliverables. Bridge Design Procedures. Bridge Design Standards.

      WisDOT Bridge Manual Chapter 45 – Bridge Rating January Rating (LRFR) of Highway Bridges (AASHTO LRFR) and Manual for Condition Evaluation of. WisDOT Bridge Manual Chapter 45 – Bridge Rating A load rating is the relative measure of a structure’s capacity to carry live load. These methods have several advantages when compared to traditional reinforcement of existing bridges: They reduce the strength demand on almost % of the bridge elements, and thus increase the available live load capacity.


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Methods for increasing live load capacity of existing highway bridges by Roger A. Dorton Download PDF EPUB FB2

TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis Methods for Increasing Live Load Capacity of Existing Highway Bridges will be of interest to state department of transportation bridge design and structural engineers, bridge consultants, and others involved in applied and research methods for increasing the live load capacity of existing highway bridges.

The synthesis describes the current state of the practice for the various methods used to increase the live load capacity of existing highway bridges. This is done predominantly for bridges in the short- to medium-span range. Information on the more common bridge material types is presented.

increase in demand. As a result, bridge owners and bridge engineers are looking for efficient and economical methods to repair their bridges and increase their live load capacity.

These methods need to be cost effective and constructible, and they need to yield solutions that will lengthen the service life of the Size: 1MB. Also, in Poland a simple method of live load distribution has been adopted for load rating of existing road bridges.

Examples of DF methods for analysing highway bridge decks are presented. A dynamic load allowance is to be considered by increasing the static effects of the design truck or tandem, other than centrifugal and braking forces, by 33% of the truck load effect.

That percentage is 75% for deck joints and 15% for fatigue and fracture limit state. – Include a minimum Live load surcharge of psf. • Construction equipment loaded must be accounted for and may increase the live load surcharge. – i.e. Crain Loads applied directly behind sheeting. – Sheeting adjacent to existing spread footings shall be designed using a uniform surcharge equal to the applied footing pressure.

Wooden Bridges 4 Metal Truss Bridges 6 Suspension Bridges 8 Metal Arch Bridges 10 Reinforced Concrete Bridges 12 Girder Bridges 13 ClosingRemarks 14 BridgeEngineer—Planner, Architect, Designer, Constructor, and Facility Manager 14 References 15 Problems 15 CHAPTER 2 SPECIFICATIONS AND BRIDGE.

addressed in highway capacity and level-of-service analysis. The basis for all capacity and level-of-service analysis is a set of analytic procedures that relate demand or existing flow levels, geometric characteristics, and controls to measures of the resulting quality of operations.

Highway Capacity. live loads. Post-tensioning forces in the strands or rods will increase when the design live load passes over the bridge.

This design live load will increase the forces in the strands or rods and may exceed f* Y. at service loads after losses. Post-Tensioning Anchorage Brackets. Bolted connections shall be designed as a bearing type. Methods for increasing live load capacity of existing highway bridges (Synthesis of highway practice) Jan 1, by Roger A Dorton Hardcover.

For load ratings based on LRFR methods using an HL loading, this item represents the minimum LRFR of all legal load configurations in the State (e.g. if the minimum LRFR of all State legal loads =then by using the current Coding Guide table, Item 70 would be coded a 3).

capacity check using an HS live load with an Illinois Modified Group-1 load combination per the AASHTO LFD Bridge Design Specifications shown below: x DL + x ( x LL) As a minimum, the substructure elements shall also be investigated for the Standard Specifications, Division 1A, year seismic hazard.

load. If the load carrying capacity is insufficient, the options are strengthening or replacement of the bridge. For a bridge that otherwise is in good condition, strengthening is often an economical choice.

In Sweden there are two bridge codes. Bro () for building new bridges respective improvement of existing bridges and a Bridge. The primary purpose of this book is to provide the basic concept of load rating highway bridges in terms of the LRFR method.

The target readers are practicing engineers who want to acquire fundamental knowledge of the LRFR method. Bearing that in mind, the author attempts to strike a balance between theory and s: 4. This book provides a detailed examination of all aspects of traffic loading and describes how design and assessment methods have evolved to deal with them.

As a former Head of the Bridges Engineering Division of the Department of Transport, Peter Dawe has first hand experience of the requirements of the modern bridge engineer. Condition assessment and safety verification of existing bridges and decisions as to whether posting is required currently are addressed through analysis, load testing, or a combination of methods.

Bridge rating through structural analysis is by far the most common procedure for rating existing bridges. Load testing may be indicated when. A bridge bearing carries the loads or movement in both vertical and horizontal directions from the bridge superstructure and transfers those loads to the bridge piers and abutments.

The loads can be live load and dead load in vertical directions, or wind load, earthquake load, etc., in horizontal directions. In bridge engineering, the abutment. Determining the vehicular load carrying capacity of the existing highway bridges provides a challenge to the engineer.

As the existing bridges age, deterioration, corrosion, fatigue, settlement of foundations, and potential scour problems pose number of challenges in computing the strength of bridge. Live Loads for Bridges In many cases, vehicles may bounce or sway as they move over a bridge.

This motion produces an impact load on the bridge. AASHTO has develop an impact factor to increase the live load to account for the bounce and sway of vehicles. 50 I L where L is the length of the span in feet Live Loads for Bridges. The three methods of performing load ratings described in the AASHTO Manual for Bridge Evaluation, namely Allowable Stress Rating, Load Factor Rating and Load and Resistance Factor Rating will be discussed along with illustrative examples of various structure types.

The presentation will discuss various approaches to enhance the qualitative understanding of load rating results to ensure.

ESTIMATION OF LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY OF BRIDGES BASED ON DAMAGE AND DEFICIENCY I This report deals with bridge inspection practice, estimation of load carrying capacity, and traffic restriction. Information in this report is based on the answers from 18 road authorities in 16 countries.load factor design for steel highway bridges.

to ensure safe and serviceable performance while providing a consistent live load carrying capacity for all highway bridges, the load factor design (lfd) was developed. the lfd consists of: service loads, overloads, and maximum design loads.Even though the MBE includes all three analytical load rating methods (ASR, LFR and LRFR), the LRFR method is considered the most advanced.

It is a re liability-based method for bridge live load capacity evaluation. 1. Load rating methodology Bridge design and rating are similar in the overall approach, but differ in several aspects.