Publication detail

Full-scale tests of temporary steel (foot)bridges

KARMAZÍNOVÁ, M. MELCHER, J. PILGR, M. ŠTRBA, M.

Original Title

Full-scale tests of temporary steel (foot)bridges

English Title

Full-scale tests of temporary steel (foot)bridges

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

The paper is focused on the problems of tests of steel structures intended for the temporary bridges and footbridges. On authors’ workplace, full-scale tests of existing railway temporary steel bridge and recently developed temporary steel footbridges have been performed. For the experimental verification of the railway temporary steel bridge in the real size the effective testing method non-requiring the fixed testing equipment anchored to the ground has been applied. In the case of newly developed temporary steel footbridges, the traditional loading methodology using the ballast load has been applied. The span of tested railway temporary bridge was 18 m and the spans of tested prototypes of newly developed temporary footbridges were 18 m and 36 m. The results of experimental verifications are the important information about the behaviour of real structures giving data of actual stresses, stiffness, deformations including the influence of individual structural parts and components on these, and can provide the backgrounds for the verification and correction of the calculating and evaluating procedures based on the usual analytical methods and numerical models.

English abstract

The paper is focused on the problems of tests of steel structures intended for the temporary bridges and footbridges. On authors’ workplace, full-scale tests of existing railway temporary steel bridge and recently developed temporary steel footbridges have been performed. For the experimental verification of the railway temporary steel bridge in the real size the effective testing method non-requiring the fixed testing equipment anchored to the ground has been applied. In the case of newly developed temporary steel footbridges, the traditional loading methodology using the ballast load has been applied. The span of tested railway temporary bridge was 18 m and the spans of tested prototypes of newly developed temporary footbridges were 18 m and 36 m. The results of experimental verifications are the important information about the behaviour of real structures giving data of actual stresses, stiffness, deformations including the influence of individual structural parts and components on these, and can provide the backgrounds for the verification and correction of the calculating and evaluating procedures based on the usual analytical methods and numerical models.

Keywords

full-scale tests; steel; temporary bridge; footbridge; prototype

RIV year

2015

Released

31.07.2015

Publisher

University of Porto

Location

Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal

ISBN

978-989-98832-2-2

Book

Recent Advances in Mechanics and Materials in Design

Edition

I

Edition number

1.

Pages from

305

Pages to

317

Pages count

13

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT123890,
  author="Marcela {Karmazínová} and Jindřich {Melcher} and Milan {Pilgr} and Michal {Štrba}",
  title="Full-scale tests of temporary steel (foot)bridges",
  annote="The paper is focused on the problems of tests of steel structures intended for the temporary bridges and footbridges. On authors’ workplace, full-scale tests of existing railway temporary steel bridge and recently developed temporary steel footbridges have been performed. For the experimental verification of the railway temporary steel bridge in the real size the effective testing method non-requiring the fixed testing equipment anchored to the ground has been applied. In the case of newly developed temporary steel footbridges, the traditional loading methodology using the ballast load has been applied. The span of tested railway temporary bridge was 18 m and the spans of tested prototypes of newly developed temporary footbridges were 18 m and 36 m. The results of experimental verifications are the important information about the behaviour of real structures giving data of actual stresses, stiffness, deformations including the influence of individual structural parts and components on these, and can provide the backgrounds for the verification and correction of the calculating and evaluating procedures based on the usual analytical methods and numerical models.",
  address="University of Porto",
  booktitle="Recent Advances in Mechanics and Materials in Design",
  chapter="123890",
  edition="I",
  howpublished="print",
  institution="University of Porto",
  year="2015",
  month="july",
  pages="305--317",
  publisher="University of Porto",
  type="conference paper"
}