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Load‐bearing index to grade structural capacities of road bridges

Load‐bearing index to grade structural capacities of road bridges EDITOR’S RECOMMENDATIONS This paper has been published in Ger- bridges that had to be replaced even ral health grade and the load-bearing in- man in Stahlbau 10/2020 by authors of though the structural health grade sugges- dex – describe the condition and the usa- the federal transportation authorities. For ted a good condition or vice versa. To bility of a structure. But they do so from decades, bridge structural conditions better measure and assess the structural a different point of view, and, therefore, have been evaluated on the basis of struc- conditions of a bridge, i.e., the criteria of complete the overall picture of the struc- tural health grades determined during a the superstructure that are relevant for ture. bridge examination. However, recalculati- the load-bearing capacity, a new parame- ons conducted for bridge structures show ter was developed. The load-bearing in- Marzahn, G.; Mertzsch, O.; Kramer, L. that structural deficiencies, such as low dex allows for a different perspective as it (2020) Der Traglastindex zur Bewertung or insufficient load-bearing capacities, are identifies presumed deficiencies on the struktureller Eigenschaften von Straßen­ not or not sufficiently reflected by these basis of various criteria that are indepen- brücken. Stahlbau 89, No. 10, pp. 865– conditions if no corresponding damage dent of the physical condition. In a next 873. or unusual behavior can be detected. step, these deficiencies have to be further https://doi.org/10.1002/stab.202010055 There are known cases of deficient examined. Both parameters – the structu- Steel Construction 13 (2020), No. 4 293 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Steel Construction: Design and Research Wiley

Load‐bearing index to grade structural capacities of road bridges

Steel Construction: Design and Research , Volume 13 (4) – Nov 1, 2020

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© 2020 Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin
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1867-0520
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EDITOR’S RECOMMENDATIONS This paper has been published in Ger- bridges that had to be replaced even ral health grade and the load-bearing in- man in Stahlbau 10/2020 by authors of though the structural health grade sugges- dex – describe the condition and the usa- the federal transportation authorities. For ted a good condition or vice versa. To bility of a structure. But they do so from decades, bridge structural conditions better measure and assess the structural a different point of view, and, therefore, have been evaluated on the basis of struc- conditions of a bridge, i.e., the criteria of complete the overall picture of the struc- tural health grades determined during a the superstructure that are relevant for ture. bridge examination. However, recalculati- the load-bearing capacity, a new parame- ons conducted for bridge structures show ter was developed. The load-bearing in- Marzahn, G.; Mertzsch, O.; Kramer, L. that structural deficiencies, such as low dex allows for a different perspective as it (2020) Der Traglastindex zur Bewertung or insufficient load-bearing capacities, are identifies presumed deficiencies on the struktureller Eigenschaften von Straßen­ not or not sufficiently reflected by these basis of various criteria that are indepen- brücken. Stahlbau 89, No. 10, pp. 865– conditions if no corresponding damage dent of the physical condition. In a next 873. or unusual behavior can be detected. step, these deficiencies have to be further https://doi.org/10.1002/stab.202010055 There are known cases of deficient examined. Both parameters – the structu- Steel Construction 13 (2020), No. 4 293

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Steel Construction: Design and ResearchWiley

Published: Nov 1, 2020

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