FOCUSING ON FATIGUE

Properly designed and maintained bridge components should not need repair; however, fatigue damage can occur for various reasons. In this technical article, the author provides guidelines for repair. Repair procedures depend on the type of stress causing the cracking, remaining service life of the bridge, frequency and thoroughness of the inspection program, anticipated quality of repairs, and traffic controls available during repairs. A comparison of bolted retrofit and welded repair is provided as well as a discussion on the effects of drilling.

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00669277
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 22 1994 12:00AM