FATIGUE PHENOMENA IN WELDED CONNECTIONS OF BRIDGES AND CRANES
The report presents the results of a statistical analysis of all the fatigue tests carried out by the Committee Members using the method of maximum likelihood. Design procedures for the principal types of welded connections used in bridge work are outlined together with recommendations for their application to the weldments of smaller structures. The report also includes the method of dealing with the variable amplitude loading experienced by bridge members under service conditions, using the rain-flow method of cycle counting and the Palmgren-Miner hypothesis of cumulative fatigue damage.
- Restrictions on the use of this document are contained in the explanatory material.
International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1979-4
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 37 p.
- TRT Terms: Bridges; Fatigue (Physiological condition); Fatigue tests; Metal bridges; Statistical analysis; Steel bridges; Stresses; Welding; Welds
- Uncontrolled Terms: Bridge structures; Fatigue analysis
- Old TRIS Terms: Question d130; Welding stresses
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Data and Information Technology; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00053344
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: D 130/RP 10 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 27 1980 12:00AM