Fatigue Evaluation of Steel Bridges

Fatigue Evaluation of Steel Bridges

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qTRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 721: Fatigue Evaluation of Steel Bridges provides proposed revisions to Section 7--Fatigue Evaluation of Steel Bridges of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Manual for Bridge Evaluation with detailed examples of the application of the proposed revisions.q--Publisher's description.The MBE combines the Manual for Condition Evaluation of Bridges, Second Edition (2000) and its 2001 and 2003 Interim ... The objective of this research is to develop a revised and updated Section 7 for the MBE, to meet the needs of the user. ... A number of factors may have contributed to this conservatism: overestimated load distribution factors, unintended ... however, can be reduced using more refined analyses or field measurements to better define the stress range at the detailsanbsp;...

Title:Fatigue Evaluation of Steel Bridges
Author:Mark Douglas Bowman
Publisher:Transportation Research Board - 2012-01-01


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