WIT Press


Resistance Of Reinforced And Prestressed Concrete Structures To Repeated Dynamic Loads

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HPS020321

Volume

59

Pages

9

Published

2002

Size

376 kb

Author(s)

L. Fryba

Abstract

The reinforced and prestressed concrete structures subjected to repeated dynamic loads suffer from fatigue damages. The railway bridges are typical representatives of such high performance structures. They absorb several millions of load cycles during their life (about 100 years). The investigation of this problem has brought the knowledge about the behaviour of bridges and the rules for their economic design. The right detailing contributes to the improvement of the dynamic and fatigue behaviour o f structures.

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