Shear and Moment Capacity of the Ruytenschildt Bridge

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In August 2014, the Ruytenschildt Bridge, a reinforced concrete solid slab bridge, in Friesland, the Netherlands was tested until failure. One of the goals of the experiment is to analyze the failure mode of the slab bridge under a tandem of 4 wheel loads and to compare the capacity of the full bridge structure to the predicted results, to have an idea of the residual strength of existing bridges. The methods used are experi-mental (testing of the bridge to failure in two of its five spans) and analytical. The analytical work involved predicting the bending moment capacity, the shear capacity and the punching capacity of the bridge. In both spans, the bridge failed in flexure. The total capacity during the experiment was significantly higher than pre-dicted. The results indicate that the traditional rating procedures for shear are very conservative when applied to slab bridges that benefit from transverse load redistribution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th international conference on bridge maintenance, safety and management
Subtitle of host publicationFoz do Iguacu, Brazil
PublisherUniversity of Sao Paulo
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event8th international conference on bridge maintenance: safety and management - Bourbon Cataratas, Foz doIguacu, Brazil
Duration: 26 Jun 201630 Jun 2016
Conference number: 8


Conference8th international conference on bridge maintenance
Abbreviated titleIABMAS2016
CityFoz doIguacu
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