STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTION OF AXLE-LOADS AND STRESSES IN RAILWAY BRIDGES. RANDOM LOADING OF RAILWAY BRIDGES AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO FATIGUE
Random models of railway bridge loading are used to study its accumulative fatigue damage. The effect on the bridge life of different parameters such as speed, damping, traffic load, number of stress ranges and their distribution, etc., is studied. The report also includes the development of an experimental method to obtain bridge stresses under traffic loads. The derived method of designing railway bridges for fatigue allows for the traffic load, the probability of trains passing one another on bridges carrying several tracks, Wohler curves and the life for which a bridge is designed.
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International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1978-4
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 59 p.
- TRT Terms: Axle loads; Bridge engineering; Bridges; Fatigue (Mechanics); Loads; Stochastic processes; Stresses; Structural tests
- Uncontrolled Terms: Fatigue analysis
- Old TRIS Terms: Axle loadings; Bridge stresses; Fatigue loading; Question d128
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Data and Information Technology; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00053319
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Report/Paper Numbers: D 128/RP 8
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM