A multi-level structural assessment strategy for analysis of RC bridge deck slabs

M. Plos, J. Shu, K. Lundgren, K. Zandi

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Abstract

A multi-level structural assessment strategy for evaluation of response and load carrying capacity of reinforced concrete bridges deck slabs are presented [1]. The strategy is based on the principle of successively improved analysis methods in structural assessment. It provides a structured approach to the use of simplified as well as advanced non-linear finite element analysis methods. The proposed methods were used for analysis of previously tested slabs subjected to bending and shear type of failures. As expected, the advanced methods gave an improved understanding of the structural response and were capable of demonstrating higher, yet conservative, predictions of the load-carrying capacity. The proposed strategy clearly provides the engineering community a framework for using successively improved structural analysis methods for enhanced assessment in a straightforward manner.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIABSE Congress Stockholm, 2016 : Challenges in Design and Construction of an Innovative and Sustainable Built Environment
PublisherInternational Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering
Publication date2016
Pages1564-1571
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event19th IABSE Congress Stockholm 2016: Challenges in Design and Construction of an Innovative and Sustainable Built Environment - City Conference Centre, Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 21. Sep 201623. Sep 2016

Conference

Conference19th IABSE Congress Stockholm 2016
LocationCity Conference Centre
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period21/09/201623/09/2016

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