DESIGN PROCEDURE FOR FATIGUE DUE TO DAILY TRAFFIC
This report in part presents a design procedure by which the fatigue response of butt and fillet welded and plane beams may be checked for fatigue. The loading is obtained from typical trucks (five classes) as observed on actual bridges. The amount of damage in one year is calculated, and an average life is then determined. The second part of this report presents the results of fatigue tests which have been performed on butt and fillet welded elements due to block loading. These results indicate the reliability of using Miner's Theory or RMS Theory.
- Sponsored in part by Maryland State Highway Administration, Brooklandville, Bureau of Research.
University of Maryland, College ParkDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering
College Park, MD United States 20742
Washington, DC United States 20590
Brooklandville, MD United States 21022
- Heins, C P
- Yamada, K
- Publication Date: 1974-3
- Pagination: 62 p.
- TRT Terms: Bridge design; Bridges; Butt welds; Design; Fatigue (Mechanics); Fillet welds; Girder bridges; Joints (Engineering); Loads; Stresses; Structural design; Traffic loads; Welds
- Uncontrolled Terms: Design criteria; Fatigue life; Welded joints
- Geographic Terms: Maryland
- Old TRIS Terms: Fillets
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Design; Freight Transportation; Highways;
- Accession Number: 00137347
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: C.E.-56 Final Rpt., FHWA/MD/R-76/12
- Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Sep 16 1977 12:00AM