Fatigue strength of various details used for the repair of bridge members a report of an investigation conducted by the Engineering Experiment Station, University of Illinois, in cooperation with the Public Roads Administration [and others] by Wilbur M. Wilson

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  • Metals -- Fatigue.,
  • Bridges -- Maintenance and repair.

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Statementby Wilbur M. Wilson and William H. Munse, under the supervision of the Committee on the Fatigue Testing (Structural) of the Welding Research Council, the Engineering Foundation.
SeriesUniversity of Illinois bulletin ;, v. 47, no. 30
ContributionsMunse, William Herman.
LC ClassificationsTA460 .W53
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Pagination60 p.
Number of Pages60
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Open LibraryOL198297M
LC Control Numbera 50009335

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Fatigue strength of various details used for the repair of bridge members Welcome to the IDEALS Repository. Fatigue strength of various details used for the repair of bridge members: Author(s): Wilson, Wilbur M.; Munse, William Herman: Subject(s): Bridges. Issue Date: The objects of the tests are twofold: 1) to determine the relative fatigue strength of various devices that have been used or proposed to strengthen or repair old bridge members in order to eliminate those methods that involve details with a low fatigue strength, and 2) to determine quantitatively the fatigue strength of the members that have.

bettor understanding of bridge fatigue behavior and to substantial changes in fatigue pro­ Ylsion of bridge design specifications. This booklet has been prepared as a to the general problem of bridge falJ~ue and to a is.

the designer with the selection and design of bridge details that offer superior falJ~ue strength. Fatigue strength of various details used for the repair of bridge members.

By Wilbur M. Wilson and William Herman Munse. Get PDF (10 MB) Abstract. Cover ed as part of an investigation conducted by the Engineering Experiment Station, University of Illinois at. Inthe dismantling of a ninety-one-year-old railway bridge presented an opportunity to perform tests on four of its cross girders.

The goal of the tests was to determine the fatigue resistance of riveted mild steel details and the effectiveness of different repair techniques. The design value of the fatigue strength is thus Δσ Rsk /γ S,fat and the NA to BS EN says that the value of the partial factor γ S,fat (applied to reinforcement) is the same as that for strength and thus γ S,fat = Example of fatigue assessment for a 3-span bridge.

AASHTO fatigue specifications classify commonly used steel bridge details into fatigue Categories A, B, B’, C, C’, D, E and E’ based on their fatigue characteristics.

The “S-N curves”, where S is the stress range of a constant amplitude cyclic loading and N is the number of cycles to a fatigue failure, define a lower-bound fatigue.

Advanced Composites in Bridge Construction and Repair is a technical guide for engineering professionals requiring an understanding of the use of composite materials in bridge construction.

Show less Advanced composite materials for bridge structures are recognized as a promising alternative to conventional construction materials such as steel. it is also possible to retrofit or upgrade the fatigue strength of existing steel bridges with poor details.

Fatigue crack repair techniques for weld toe surface cracks were developed to repair and extend the life of cracked welded steel bridge details. Figure 4. Yellow Mill Pond Bridge: Fatigue. These stresses can cause unexpected fatigue cracking. This section discusses these stresses and the methods used to repair the fatigue cracks that form under secondary stresses.

out-of-Plane Distortion Differential displacements between girders and lateral bracing elements introduce fatigue to the web-gap regions of the girders. fatigue damage cases which had been reported for various bridge types and details were collected. A A total of more than damage cases were studied and categorized according to the type of detail.

The primary factors involved were the ADTT level, the number of lanes available, and the bridge span length. WIM (weigh-in-motion) data with a high-resolution time stamp of seconds from four different states Fatigue strength of various details used for the repair of bridge members book for different bridge configurations were used to study the effect of multiple trucks on various bridge structures.

For the diaphragm-to-rib weld which is the typical vulnerable fatigue detail, S-N curve with fatigue strength of 90 MPa at NC=2 million cycles can be used to assess fatigue properties of diaphragm. extend the fatigue life of a bridge deck by strengthening, the fatigue amage experienced prior tod strengthening must be taken into account.

For a fatigue damage theory to quantify the enhancement due to strengthening, all these factors need to be included. EXPERIMENTAL TEST PROGRAM Specimens Four two-way RC slab specimens wereconstructed, Fig. To retrofit fatigue-damaged bridge members, the causes of crack occurrence and the extent of its damage must be investigated, to find a repair method that can eliminate the causes.

Most fatigue damage occurs at welded joints, often starting from the toes. Focusing on steel bridges, fatigue is often a major problem limiting the load-carrying capacity and the residual life of existing structures.

The correct identification of fatigue-prone details in a bridge, along with well-planned inspection routines and successful strengthening and repair schedules, can guarantee the continuous and satisfactory performance of bridges during their service life. STEEL & • ‐Design Data, Principles and Tools • ‐Codes and Standards • ‐Material • ‐Members and Components • ‐Connections, Joints and Details.

fatigue crack growth rate equation for the remaining life. The two lives are added together to obtain the total fatigue life. All four of these fatigue life models are covered in this course/book and each have areas of best applicability. It is found that the type of riveted detail does not significantly affect fatigue resistance, that AASHTO fatigue strength category D is a reasonable lower bound for the initial fatigue crack development, and that the fatigue strength of a riveted built‐up member effectively exceeds the category C.

• 2. Fatigue Strength • 3. Fatigue Design According to the AASHTO • 4. Example (Load-Induced Design) Fatigue Life • Fatigue life is split into crack initiation and propagation stages • The most significant portion of the structures fatigue life is in the crack propagation stage • Critical crack sizes dictate the transition of the crack.

U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC insufficiencies in the primary or distribution reinforcement of the existing members; these bond to the existing members to form a composite configuration in order to achieve the required performance improvement.

This method is used for bridge decks and almost all other concrete members. Fiber-reinforced plastic bonding method. Repair of Bridge Structural Steel Elements Manual Page 1 Introduction Structural steel bridge elements may be damaged by overload, high and/or wide load impacts, vehicle collision, fire, or structural vandalism.

If damage to a bridge is left unrepaired, the condition of the components may further deteriorate resulting in a reduction. structure drive over the bridge, fatigue can cause a member to fail at a lower load than it was designed for.

• Fatigue can cause steel members to crack and fracture. 3 Identification and Rehabilitation of Fatigue Details Background • What is Fatigue • Fatigue. – Introduction to AASHTO fatigue details (How to use Table ) – Detail classification with examples, part A.

- Detail classification with examples, part B. – Review and open discussion. – Adjourn, end of Day 1. Day 2. – Fatigue design for primary stresses, Ex.

– Intro to basic fracture. ence to fatigue are avoided in design. As a result, information about the fatigue performance of various bridge details in existing bridges is vital for the bridge manager or owner but also as feed-back for bridge designers and engineers.

In a recently concluded investigation of the fatigue performance of existing steel and composite. CE Design of Steel Structures – Prof.

Varma Tension Member Design Therefore, nominal yield strength = Pn = Ag Fy () Factored yield strength = φt Pn () where, φt = for tension yielding limit state • See the AISC manual, section on specifications, Chapter D (page –24). further extend the fatigue life of cracked steel members (Bassetti et al., ).

The fatigue durability of naturally corroded steel bridge girders which were repaired with CFRP materials has also been used investigated (Miller et al., ).

The majority of the previous research has focused on the use of conventional modulus CFRP materials for. This paper presents results of fatigue tests of three types of full‐scale riveted bridge girders. If stresses are calculated using net‐section areas, detail category European Convention for Construction Steelwork (ECCS) 71 American Association of State Highway Traffic Officials [(AASHTO)D] provides a reasonable estimate of fatigue strength.

materials with discontinuous fiber reinforcement that exhibit compressive strength above ksi ( MPa), pre- and post-cracking tensile strength above ksi (5 MPa), and enhanced durability via a discontinuous pore structure. The report documents the state of the art with regard to the research, development, and deployment of UHPC.

The success of repair activity depends on the identification of the root cause of the deterioration of the concrete structures. If this cause is properly identified, satisfactory repairs can be done for the improvement of strength and durability, thus extending the life of.

The fatigue assessment of all bridge members was carried out by Brühwiler and Kunz (), both deterministically and probabilistically. It was concluded that the bridge could be used for the next 25 years without any restrictions.

On the other hand, the present day fatigue. not known to have such a low fatigue resistance at the time of the original design, such as cover-plated beams, welded flange attachments, and web gusset plates.

LOW-FA TIGUE-STRENGTH DETAILS The possibility of fatigue cracks forming at the ends of welded cover plates was demonstrated at the AASHO road test in the s (4). These effects are often the result of improper detailing and inadequate idealization of the behaviour of steel bridge details.

This volume presents a catalogue of more than fatigue damage cases in steel and composite bridges. These cases are categorised based on detail type and the mechanisms behind fatigue damage are presented and discussed.

and the connections use more fatigue-resistant details such as high-strength bolted joints. For example, AWS D (Bridge Welding Code) does not permit backing bars to be left in place on welds.

This rule is a result of experience such as that shown in Figure Figure shows. FATIGUE AND FRACTURE OF RIVETED BRIDGE MEMBERS. The results are presented of fatigue tests of 3 types of fullscale riveted bridge girders. One type was part of a stock of riveted mild-steel girders for temporary bridges, never loaded.

The two other types were taken from wrought-iron bridges when dismantled. accompanying design detail exists, do not use Standard Drawings or design details from another state or agency without approval of a design deviation from the State Bridge Engineer.

The Standard Details do not include the seal of the Technical Owner. The Designer or the Engineer of. Structural hollow sections are widely used in many applications in the field of construction and mechanical engineering, where fatigue is an essential aspect in design and fabrication.

Basically, the same fatigue design aspects and design principles apply for hollow sections as they do for open profiles. strength of rolled products in the thickness direction (cf.

D), the softening of hardened aluminium al-loys when welded, or the different degrees of thermal expansion of the various materials, shall be allowed for when designing and dimensioning the components and welded joints.

Clad plates Clad plates where the efficiency of the bond. members are connected to principal load- carrying members rather than as a result of primary stresses in principal load carrying members.

Fatigue cracks can result in a reduction in the capacity of principal load-carrying members. AS Section 4 provides advice on the causes of fatigue cracking and repair of fatigue cracks.example, the moduli are different in each direc-tion (E 0° ≠ E 45° ≠ E 90°). While the modulus of elasticity is used in the example, the same depen-dence on direction can occur for other material properties, such as ultimate strength, poisson’s ratio, and thermal expansion coefficient.

Bulk materials, such as metals and polymers.strength bolts and rivets, the behavior of individual fasteners is introduced. This is followed by descriptions of the behavior of fasteners in the various types of connections that are encountered in structural engineering practice.

Throughout the book, new data have been used to update the information originally presented or to.

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