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Use of FRP bridge decks has been steadily increasing over the past few years, because of the several long-term benefits they offer over conventional materials such as steel and concrete. These benefits include low weight, anticipated long-term durability with low life-cycle costs, and increased...
Historically, bridge load ratings based solely on theoretical calculations tend to be overly conservative, due to the many assumptions made in the modelling of a bridge. A controlled load test can be used to determine a more accurate load rating of the bridge. An overview of typical controlled...
An objective of the European Commission 5th Framework Research project, Samaris, is to determine the bridge repair needs of new and possible future member states of the European Union (EU). This paper reports the findings of a study into the differences in bridge traffic loading between such...
Despite similarities in structural forms, design development, and construction methods, urban bridges differ substantially from highway bridges. However, a uniform technical surveillance system is in use for both urban and highway bridges. Therefore, significant modernization of the technical...
In this paper, the efficacy of semi-active hybrid control system for seismic protection of cable-stayed bridge is examined. The investigation is carried out on a simplified lumped mass finite element model of the Quincy Bay-view Bridge at Illinois. The bridge is isolated using a high damping...
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