Proposed stop criteria for proof load testing of concrete bridges and verification

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Abstract

In a proof load test, a load representative of the factored live load is applied to the bridge. Since the applied load is large, stop criteria are important. Stop criteria for shear and flexure are proposed based on existing codes and guidelines, laboratory experiments, and theoretical considerations. This proposal is verified with the results from pilot proof load tests. The result of this comparison is that the stop criteria are never exceeded, or that they are exceeded only in the last load step. The proposed stop criteria are thus not overly conservative for application to field testing. However, information about the available margin of safety is not always available, especially for shear failures, and will need further experimental validation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLife Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering: Towards an Integrated Vision
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE 2018), 28-31 October 2018, Ghent, Belgium
EditorsRobby Caspeele, Luc Taerwe, Dan M. Frangopol
PublisherCRC Press
Pages107-113
Number of pages7
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781315228914
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-62633-1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event6th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2018 - Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 28 Oct 201831 Oct 2018
Conference number: 6
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Conference

Conference6th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2018
Abbreviated titleIALCCE 2018
CountryBelgium
CityGhent
Period28/10/1831/10/18
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