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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Maryland State Highway Administration, Brooklandville, Bureau of Research.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Maryland, College Park

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    College Park, MD  United States  20742

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Maryland Department of Transportation

    2323 West Joppa Road
    Brooklandville, MD  United States  21022
  • Authors:
    • Heins, C P
    • Yamada, K
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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