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The Ravine Fontaine is one of four high bridges on the recently constructed Route de Tamarins highway. Réunion Island is a French territory located east of Madagascar Island in the Indian Ocean. The viaduct was constructed between 2007 and 2009. The deck, 200 m long by 20.1 m wide, is a mixed...
The new railway crossing over the River Sado at Alcacer do Sal in Portugal required a 2.7 km long bridge, comprising two approach viaducts and a main bridge. Steel‐concrete composite decks were adopted, the approach viaducts having plate girder decks with 45 and 37.5 m spans, and the main bridge...
This paper introduces a simplified method for calculating the dynamic response of railway bridges under train service loads. Response spectrum analysis, which has proved itself in structural dynamics, has been adopted for the given problem. If essential parameters such as the natural frequency,...
The Savoy is London’s landmark hotel located on the Thames Embankment between Waterloo Bridge and Westminster. It was closed in December 2007 for a complete refurbishment and will reopen soon.
The calculation of the loadbearing capacity of thin‐walled structures, including trapezoidal sheeting, normally follows the procedures of EN 1993‐1‐3 and similar codes. EN 1993‐1‐4 complements this standard for thin‐walled structures made of stainless steel. Unfortunately, a buckling curve for...
The International Institute of Welding (IIW) has published its first comprehensive recommendation on fatigue design of welded structures in 1996. The document appeared in English, French, German and Japanese. The idea was to describe the fatigue properties of welded joints and components...
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