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Title:Mathematical Modeling of Loading Histories for Steel Beams or Girder Highway Bridges
Alternative Title:A Report of the Investigation on Steel Bridge Design Criteria to Help Minimize the Probability of Fracture; Project IHR-304, Illinois Cooperative Highway Transportation Research Program
Author(s):Miller, D.; Munse, W.H.
Subject(s):highway bridges
Distribution functions
Abstract:In this study the nature of actual random traffic stress histories in steel beam or girder highway bridges has been investigated. Quantitative field test results have been used to develop mathematical models that can be used to represent the stress histories for such bridges. The beta distribution function has been found to be an effective mathematical model for the actual stress-range histograms and has been used to establish random stress factors and can be used in fatigue design to account for the random nature of loadings in highway bridges.
Issue Date:1983-03
Publisher:University of Illinois Engineering Experiment Station. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Series/Report:Civil Engineering Studies SRS-508
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:State of Illinois. Department of Transportation
U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal Highway Administration
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-10-30
Identifier in Online Catalog:693531

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