DETERMINATION OF TRAFFIC LOADING ON ROAD BRIDGES TO CREATE DESIGN DOCUMENTS FOR BRIDGE ELEMENTS (SECTION 1)

DIE ERMITTLUNG DER VERKEHRSBELASTUNG VON STRASSENBRUECKEN ZUR SCHAFFUNG VON BEMESSUNGSUNTERLAGEN FUER BRUECKENBAUTEILE (1. ABSCHNITT)

THE OBJECT OF THE RESEARCH IS TO ESTABLISH THE LOADS WHICH DETERMINE THE DESIGN OF BRIDGE ELEMENTS AGAINST VIBRATION FAILURE AND COMPARE THEM WITH STATIC AND TOTAL LOADS. STRESS MEASUREMENTS ARE ALSO TO BE UNDERTAKEN ON TWO MODERN ROAD BRIDGES UNDER REPRESENTATIVE TRAFFIC CONDITIONS. THE PROJECT IS AN INTERNATIONAL ONE INVOLVING BELGIUM, GERMANY, FRANCE, GREAT BRITAIN, ITALY AND THE NETHERLANDS, AND IS SUPPORTED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY.