FATIGUE PREDICTION BY MONITORING AND PARALLEL TESTING

The prediction of a realistic life cycle of steel bridges is an important task for the owners. The usually used model is a chain of a load model, a system-transfer model and a damage model, the result of one model serving as the input for the next. The reliability of the final result is thereby diminished, especially by the influence of the uncertain load and damage models. It is shown that monitoring at critical points and employing time-reduced parallel testing avoids the uncertainties of both models. For the covering abstract see ITRD E106406.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 145-53

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00801549
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-7277-2854-7
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2000 12:00AM