FATIGUE PERFORMANCE OF STRINGER-TO-FLOOR BEAM CONNECTIONS IN RIVETED RAILWAY BRIDGES

The behavior of double-angle stringer-to-floor-beam connections in riveted railway bridges is examined experimentally. A series of static and fatigue tests were performed on three full-scale bridge parts taken from an old riveted railway bridge. The results of the static tests reveal that the amount of end moment developed in these connections as a result of their rotational stiffness could be considerable. As a result of the cyclic variation in this moment, fatigue damage might develop in these connections. This damage was, however, observed to have a fairly low propagation rate and did not immediately reduce the load-carrying function of the connections.

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  • Accession Number: 00987502
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 17 2005 12:00AM