ANALYSIS OF BMS REFERENCE BRIDGES IN FINLAND

A set of about 120 bridges has been selected for regular, special observation to improve knowledge of bridge age behaviour and durability. This reference group consists of bridges of different material and type, age and condition located throughout the country. The research program consists mainly of studies of concrete as bridge construction and repair material. Concrete chloride content and carbonation are of particular interest. Samples have been analysed in the laboratory and various non-destructive testing methods have been used. The collected information is used to improve age behaviour modelling in the bridge management system (BMS). The main principles, like model simulation, of the BMS model development are given.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 10p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00763134
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: C-4, IBMC-056
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1999 12:00AM