Field testing of a long-span arch steel culvert during backfilling and in service
2005 (English)In: Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, ISSN 1573-2479, Vol. 1, no 3, 181-188 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The paper presents the first part of the in-situ measurements and data analyses for the tests conducted during backfilling and during service of a long-span corrugated steel culvert railway bridge over Skivarpsan, Rydsgard, Sweden. Static and dynamic tests were carried out measuring strains and displacements. Temperature readings were taken along with the measurements. Comparisons of moments during compaction showed that there is good agreement between test results and theoretical values. The theoretical calculation of the rise of the crown during compaction and the crown moments due to live load seem to be conservative, while the theoretical axial forces agree reasonably with the measured axial forces.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 1, no 3, 181-188 p.
culverts, railway bridges, dynamic loads, field tests, monitoring, instrumentation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-13731DOI: 10.1080/00222930500030929ISI: 000242621100002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-13731DiVA: diva2:326793
QC 201006242010-06-242010-06-242010-07-19Bibliographically approved