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Title:Stress History Studies and the Fatigue Life Expectancy of Highway Bridges
Alternative Title:Issued as the Final Report on the Life Expectancy of Highway Bridges -- Stress History Studies; Project IHR-301, Illinois Cooperative Highway Research Program
Author(s):Walker, W.H.
Subject(s):Stress histories
highway bridges
Abstract:Increased volumes of truck traffic, pressure for increased axle and gross weight limits, and the use of new materials and structural details make the study of live-load stresses induced in bridges subjected to heavy truck traffic of increasing importance. The present study is directed to the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data on stresses at critical locations in bridges. It is focused on the development of a probabilistic technique for forecasting the stress-range environment, and ultimately the mean fatigue life of the bridge. The study makes use of a comprehensive, computer based, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation system.
Issue Date:1980-04
Publisher:University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Series/Report:Civil Engineering Studies SRS-476
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:State of Illinois Department of Transportation
U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-10-27

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