Time interval of inspections on historical riveted steel railway bridges based on fracture mechanics

Project: Research project

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Description

Based on fracture mechanics, the remaining fatigue life of historical riveted steel railway bridges is predictable, without the knowledge of the fatigue damage of the past. For a representative bridge structure a simulation of the train crossing was done and accurate time intervals for crack inspections were determined for all bridge members (main girder, girder of the carriage way).
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/02/2030/09/20