TESTS OF METHODS OF DETERMINING STRESS AND STRAIN COLLECTIVES

ERPROBUNG VON MESSVERFAHREN FUER DIE ERMITTLUNG VON SPANNUNGS- BZW. DEHNUNGSKOLLEKTIVEN

THE DETERMINATION OF STRESS OR STRAIN COLLECTIVES IS GAINING INCREASING IMPORTANCE, REGARDING THE OPERATING STRENGTHS OF EXISTING ROAD BRIDGES. THE MEASUREMENTS MUST BE CARRIED OUT WITH MOVING TRAFFIC AND SHOULD ALSO SUFFICE - IN ADDITION TO THE OBTAINING OF RELIABLE AND PRECISE TEST DATA - FOR ATTAINING A HIGH DEGREE OF SAFETY BOTH FOR TEST PERSONNEL AND FOR ROAD USERS. THE STUDIES SHOULD LEAD TO THE SELECTION AND TESTING OF SUITABLE TEST METHODS FOR THIS AND ALSO TO THEIR PRACTICAL VERIFICATION.