The development of a computer simulation program system for generating highway traffic crossing a bridge and calculating the resulting stresses and stress ranges is described. The total system consists of four stand-alone programs which can be used either independently or as a dependent series where output from one program is used as input to the next. Output consists of loading and stress range histograms. A summary of all work performed and a description of each of the developed computer programs is presented. Included is a discussion on methods employed in the development including the stress calculations, the traffic generator, the preparation of stress histograms, results of a sensitivity or parameter study, and deficiencies in the methods of analysis. Comparisons of predicted and experimentally measured results are given. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This publication is sponsored by FHWA, Offices of Research and Development FHWA contract manager: W.L. Armstrong (HRS-11)
  • Corporate Authors:

    Integrated Systems, Incorporated

    6900 Wisconsin Avenue
    Chevy Chase, MD  United States  20015
  • Authors:
    • Fothergill, J W
    • Lee, H Y
    • Fothergill, P A
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 288 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00260316
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-73- 42 Final Rpt., FCP 35G1-012
  • Contract Numbers: FH-11-7904
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 11 1976 12:00AM