PREDICTION OF LONG-TERM STRESS RANGES. USER'S MANUAL - STRESSES HISTOGRAM PREDICTION SYSTEM

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 description of two computer programs which operate as a system with BRGSTRS (Report FHWA-RD-73-44) is given. The first, SYNGEN, generates single axle loads for the BRGSTRS program, which in turm generates a stress signature curve for each axle load. The second, HISGEN, generates long-term stress range histograms from the single axle stress trace. Included are utilization and data preparation instructions and a sample case.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Integrated Systems, Incorporated

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

Media Info

  • Pagination: 160 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130703
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-73- 45 Final Rpt., FCP 35G1-012
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-7904
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1976 12:00AM