STRESS HISTORIES FOR HIGHWAY BRIDGES SUBJECTED TO TRAFFIC LOADING

An investigation of the dynamic response of three continuous highway bridges subjected to both a standard test vehicle and traffic loadings has been conducted. Comprehensive studies of bridge response under traffic loadings were made using data from over 2700 heavy truck traffic crossings; in addition, deterministic studies of bridge behavior were made using data from some 130 test runs with the FHWA vehicle. The experimental data consists of the vehicle characteristics and sets of strain and deflection records for each truck describing the time-history of response at selected locations on the bridge. A comprehensive summary of results and interpretation is presented.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report on Illinois Cooperative Highway Research Program Ser-156. Prepared in cooperation with Illinois State Dept. of Transportation, Springfield.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    205 North Mathews Avenue
    Urbana, IL  USA  61801-2352

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    126 East Ash Street
    Springfield, IL  USA  62706
  • Authors:
    • Ruhl, J A
    • Walker, W H
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 323 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091569
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UILU-ENG-75-2004 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: IHR-85
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM