Methodology for Diagnostic Load Testing

Eva Lantsoght, J. Bonifaz, T.A. Sanchez, D.K. Harris

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This chapter deals with the methodology for diagnostic load testing. All aspects of diagnostic load testing that are shared with other load testing methods have been discussed in Part II. In this chapter, the particularities of diagnostic load testing of new and existing bridges are discussed. These elements include loading procedures, monitoring behavior during the test, reviewing test data, calibrating analytical models, and evaluating the test results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLoad Testing of Bridges
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Practice and Diagnostic Load Testing
EditorsEva Lantsoght
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press / Balkema - Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9780429265426
ISBN (Print)9780367210823
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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