INSPECTION BASED RELIABILITY UPDATING FOR FATIGUE OF STEEL BRIDGES. BRIDGE MANAGEMENT. INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE, ASSESSMENT AND REPAIR. PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BRIDGE MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITY OF SURREY, GUILDFORD, MARCH 28-30, 1990

This paper reports on a study of the fatigue reliability of standard AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) bridge girder details. In this study, the linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM) model of fatigue crack growth was used. Reliabilities were found using techniques based on first-order reliability methods (FORM) modified to calculate inspection updated estimates of reliability. Three example analyses of two different details are given. Analysis results of these details indicate that even at inspection qualities significantly better than might be expected in the field, that effect of inspection which detects no damage, has only a limited effect on the estimated reliability.(A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 830553.

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  • Authors:
    • Tallin, A G
    • CESARE, M
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00606643
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 1-85166-456-4
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM