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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Yang, Y. (author), van der Veen, C. (author), de Boer, A (author), Hordijk, D.A. (author)
A large number of existing reinforced concrete solid slab bridges in the Netherlands are found to be insufficient for shear upon assessment. However, research has shown additional sources of capacity in slab bridges, increasing their total capacity. Previous testing was limited to half-scale slab specimens cast in the laboratory. To study the...
journal article 2016
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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Yang, Y. (author), van der Veen, C. (author), de Boer, A. (author), Hordijk, D.A. (author)
Loading protocols and acceptance criteria are available in the literature for load tests on buildings. For bridges, proof load tests are interesting when crucial information about the structure is missing, or when the uncertainties about the structural response are large. The acceptance criteria can then be applied to evaluate if further loading...
journal article 2017
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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Yang, Y. (author), van der Veen, C. (author), Hordijk, D.A. (author), de Boer, A (author)
Existing bridges with large uncertainties can be assessed with a proof load test. In a proof load test, a load representative of the factored live load is applied to the bridge at the critical position. If the bridge can carry this load without distress, the proof load test shows experimentally that the bridge fulfills the requirements of the...
journal article 2019
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Koekkoek, R.T. (author), Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Yang, Y. (author), Boer, A. de (author), Hordijk, D.A. (author)
As the bridge stock in The Netherlands and Europe is ageing, various methods to analyse existing bridges are bemg studied. Proof loading of bridges is an option to study the capacity when crucial information about the structure is lacking. This information could be related to the material (for example, the effect of alkali-silica reaction on the...
conference paper 2016
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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Yang, Y. (author), Tersteeg, R.H.D. (author), van der Veen, C. (author), de Boer, A (author)
Proof loading of bridges is an option to study existing bridges when crucial information is lacking. When proof loading is chosen, the question arises which maximum load should be attained during the test to demonstrate sufficient capacity, and which criteria, the “stop criteria”, based on the measurements during the test, would indicate that...
conference paper 2016
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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Koekkoek, R.T. (author), Yang, Y. (author), van der Veen, C. (author), de Boer, A. (author), Hordijk, D.A. (author)
Proof load testing can be a suitable method to show that a bridge can carry the required loads from the code without distress. This paper addresses the preparation, execution, and analysis of a proof load test on a four-span reinforced concrete solid slab bridge, viaduct de Beek. The bridge has one lane in each direction, but was restricted to a...
conference paper 2017
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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Yang, Y. (author), van der Veen, C. (author), Hordijk, D.A. (author), De Boer, Ane (author)
As the existing bridge stock is aging, improved assessment methods such as proof load testing become increasingly important. Proof load testing involves large loads, and as such the risk for the structure and personnel can be significant. To capture the structural response, extensive measurements are applied to proof load tests. Stop criteria,...
conference paper 2018
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Abad, Belkis Filian (author), Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Yang, Y. (author)
The Critical Shear Displacement Theory (CSDT) was developed to determine the shear capacity of reinforced concrete beams based on the different shear-carrying mechanisms (concrete in the compression zone, aggregate interlock, and dowel action). This research aims at extending the CSDT to Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete (SFRC) by adding the...
conference paper 2019
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Frangopol, DM (author), Yang, David Y. (author), Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Steenbergen, RDJM (author)
This chapter reviews concepts related to the uncertainties associated with structures and how the results of load tests can be used to reduce these uncertainties. When an existing bridge is subjected to a load test, it is known that the capacity of the cross section is at least equal to the largest load effect that was successfully resisted. As...
book chapter 2019
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