Fatigue assessment of an existing orthotropic steel deck to comply with future traffic intensity

Wim Nagy, Hans De Backer, Glenn Thierens, Hendrik Blontrock, Philippe Van Bogaert, Kristel Reynaert, Johan Maljaars

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Orthotropic Steel Decks (OSDs) are widely used in long span bridges because of their extremely light weight when compared to their load carrying capacity. These deck types typically consist of a grillage of closed trapezoidal longitudinal stiffeners and transverse web stiffeners, welded to a deck plate. As a result, fatigue problems occur due to the extensive use of complex welded connections. Unfortunately, fatigue effects have often been overlooked during design, which was also the case for an important multiple span box girder viaduct in Belgium (1978). Due to a renovation program of the ring road around Brussels, the number of traffic lanes on the viaduct should be extended from three to four. As a result, questions have been raised about the current structural health of the OSD due to fatigue and future fatigue damage accumulation. Therefore, extensive FEM analyses have been performed, taking into account various parameters such as increased traffic volume and accompanying axle loads, historical positions of the heavy lanes, historical road pavements and their temperature-dependent load spreading effects. In conclusion, accurate fatigue damages have been determined for all fatigue details. Therefore, focused inspections and design solutions can be provided, resulting in a durable bridge management for the next 60 years.

Originele taal-2Engels
Titel20th Congress of IABSE, New York City 2019
SubtitelThe Evolving Metropolis - Report
UitgeverijInternational Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering
Pagina's712-718
Aantal pagina's7
ISBN van elektronische versie9783857481659
StatusGepubliceerd - 1 jan 2019
Evenement20th IABSE Congress, New York City 2019: The Evolving Metropolis - New York City, Verenigde Staten van Amerika
Duur: 4 sep 20196 sep 2019

Congres

Congres20th IABSE Congress, New York City 2019: The Evolving Metropolis
LandVerenigde Staten van Amerika
StadNew York City
Periode4/09/196/09/19

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    Nagy, W., De Backer, H., Thierens, G., Blontrock, H., Van Bogaert, P., Reynaert, K., & Maljaars, J. (2019). Fatigue assessment of an existing orthotropic steel deck to comply with future traffic intensity. In 20th Congress of IABSE, New York City 2019: The Evolving Metropolis - Report (blz. 712-718). International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering.