Modelling of the proof load test on viaduct De Beek

Eva Lantsoght, A. de Boer, Cor van der Veen, Dick Hordijk

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Abstract

In a proof load test, a load corresponding to the factored live load is applied to a bridge, to directly demonstrate that a bridge fulfils the code requirements. The case of viaduct De Beek, a four-span reinforced concrete slab bridge that did not fulfil the requirements for bending moment after an inspection survey is studied. The middle spans, located above highway lanes, which could not be tested in the field, are the critical spans of this structure. Therefore, the observations from the field are used to check the finite element model, and improve the rating of the critical middle spans. The proposed method can be applied and further extended for proof load tests where the access to the site and the critical position of the viaduct is limited. This improvement will allow for an opti-mized combination of field testing and modelling, reducing the costs of field tests.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Modelling of Concrete Structures
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Conference on Computational Modelling of Concrete and Concrete Structures
EditorsGünther Meschke, Bernhard Pichler, Jan G. Rots
PublisherCRC Press
Pages535-544
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-18296-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-13-874117-1
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2018
EventConference on Computational Modelling of Concrete and Concrete Structures - Bad Hofgastein, Austria, Bad Hofgastein, Austria
Duration: 26 Feb 20181 Mar 2018
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Conference

ConferenceConference on Computational Modelling of Concrete and Concrete Structures
Abbreviated titleEURO-C 2018
CountryAustria
CityBad Hofgastein
Period26/02/181/03/18
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