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Monitoring Vertical Loads on the Bearings of the High Coast Suspension Bridge
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering, Structural Design and Bridges (name changed 20110630).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5447-2068
2009 (English)In: Damage Assessment Of Structures VIII, Trans Tech Publications Inc., 2009, Vol. 413-414, 401-405 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Inspections of Sweden's longest suspension bridge, the approximately ten years old High Coast Suspension Bridge, have shown that the main bridge bearings have been seriously affected by wear. A monitoring program was therefore initiated in 2005 to measure actual vertical loads acting on the bearings as well as the tension in the first hangers of the bridge. This article describes the instrumentation and the calibration process. Interesting results from several months of monitoring are presented. Results show that the measured loads on the bearings due to permanent loads are in very good agreement with what was predicted during design. However, very large loads and large dynamic effects were registered from passing lorries.

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Trans Tech Publications Inc., 2009. Vol. 413-414, 401-405 p.
, Key Engineering Materials, ISSN 1013-9826 ; 413-414
Keyword [en]
bridge bearings, traffic loads, monitoring, wear, dynamics, WIM
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Building Technologies
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-30366DOI: 10.4028/ 000273156300049ScopusID: 2-s2.0-68149117278ISBN: 978-0878493241OAI: diva2:401476
8th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures (DAMAS 2009),Beijing,China, Aug 03-05, 2009

QC 20110302

Available from: 2011-03-02 Created: 2011-02-24 Last updated: 2013-10-14Bibliographically approved

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