VARIABLE AMPLITUDE LOAD FATIGUE, TASK A - LITERATURE REVIEW. VOLUME I - TRAFFIC LOADING AND BRIDGE RESPONSE. INTERIM REPORT

This is a multi-volume series. The other volumes of the series are Volume II (FHWA/RD-87/060) and Volume III (FHWA/RD-87/061). Each volume is self-contained. Some material, such as basic data and references, appear in more than one volume as the researchers felt that such duplication was desirable so that each volume could be read separately, without the reader having to refer to the other volumes. This volume describes (a) traffic loadings that affect fatigue behavior, (b) the response of bridges to such loadings, (c) fatigue design and evaluation procedures, and (d) stress spectra for testing. The volume includes extensive field data on traffic loadings and bridge responses. Volume II discusses constant amplitude fatigue behavior and gives graphs summarizing test results for various types of details. Volume III discusses variable amplitude fatigue behavior and gives graphs summarizing test results that show the effects of various parameters.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pittsburgh University, Pittsburgh

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15261

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Authors:
    • Schilling, C G
  • Publication Date: 1990-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 292 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00608610
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/RD-87/059, NCP 3D1b1012
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-86-C-00036-I
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1991 12:00AM