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Amir, S. (author), Van der Veen, C. (author), Walraven, J.C. (author), De Boer, A. (author)
The research subject of this paper is the bearing capacity of transversely prestressed concrete bridge decks between concrete girders under concentrated loads. Experiments on a 1:2 scale model of this bridge were carried out in the laboratory and a 3D nonlinear finite element model was developed in the FEA software package DIANA to study the...
conference paper 2014
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Amir, S. (author), Van der Veen, C. (author), Walraven, J.C. (author), De Boer, A. (author)
In the Netherlands, most of the bridges were built more than 50 years ago and it is essential for designers to find out if these bridges are safe for modern traffic especially in shear since that was not considered in design recommendations before 1976. Detailed experiments have been carried out in the laboratory to investigate punching shear...
conference paper 2014
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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), De Boer, A. (author), Van der Veen, C. (author), Walraven, J.C. (author)
conference paper 2014
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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Van der Veen, C. (author), Walraven, J.C. (author), De Boer, A. (author)
The combination of increased live loads and a more conservative shear capacity in the recently implemented Eurocodes, resulted in a large number of existing solid slab bridges in the Netherlands being shear-critical upon assessment. However, an enhancement of the shear capacity can occur in slabs under concentrated wheel loads due to transverse...
conference paper 2013
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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Van der Veen, C. (author), Walraven, J.C. (author)
A large number of existing reinforced concrete slab bridges are found to be insufficient for shear when calculated according to the governing codes. Seeking improved methods, for example, based on new experimental evidence, to assess the residual shear capacity and prolonging their service life can avoid large economic, environmental and social...
conference paper 2013
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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Van der Veen, C. (author), Walraven, J.C. (author)
Previous experimental research at Delft University of Technology indicated an increased shear capacity of slabs under concentrated loads as a function of decreasing distance to the adjacent line support. Expressions have been derived for this increase, including the definition of an appropriate effective width. However, it is unknown if the...
conference paper 2013
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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Van der Veen, C. (author), Walraven, J.C. (author), De Boer, A. (author)
The capacity of reinforced concrete solid slab bridges in shear is assessed by comparing the design beam shear resistance to the design value of the applied shear force due to the permanent actions and live loads. Results from experiments on half-scale continuous slab bridges are used to develop a set of recommendations for the assessment of...
conference paper 2013
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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Van der Veen, C. (author), Walraven, J.C. (author)
Existing solid slab bridges under a combination of wheel loads and distributed traffic loads sometimes do not fulfil the code requirements for shear. However, reinforced concrete slabs loaded close to the support are subjected to shear stresses which might result in a failure mode of combined punching and shear. This behaviour is studied in a...
conference paper 2013
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Amir, S. (author), Van der Veen, C. (author), Walraven, J.C. (author)
In the Netherlands, there is a need to determine the capacity of bridge decks as a large number of them were built back in the 60’s and 70’s. Since then, not only a lot of additional safety requirements have been incorporated into the modern codes but the traffic flow has also increased drastically. The current research deals with this question...
conference paper 2012
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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Van der Veen, C. (author), Walraven, J.C. (author), De Boer, A. (author)
Several existing reinforced concrete solid slab bridges in the Netherlands do not meet the criteria for shear when calculated according to the recently implemented Eurocodes. The shear capacity is assessed by comparing the design beam shear resistance to the design value of the applied shear force due to the dead load, permanent load and live...
conference paper 2012
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