THE EFFECT OF TRAFFIC ON BRIDGE DECK CRACKING

This paper summarizes a study of the effects of construction practices and traffic on bridge deck crackings. This was the second phase of a 2-pahse research project. Factors related to the growth of cracks, particularly the influence of traffic and the resulting vibrations were also studied and reported. Observation of the construction of a bridge deck and the following stages of the life of the deck were made on two separate sets of bridges. The investigation included measurements of depth of cover and deck thicknesses and also the determination of the location amount of cracking on the bridges. Observations were also recorded of bridges subjected to construction traffic.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Held at University Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville on April 13th and 14th, 1972
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Engineering Experiment Station
    Knoxville, TN  USA  37916
  • Authors:
    • Goodpasture, D W
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1973-1-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 49-68

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00263167
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bulletin Number 39
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM