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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Yang, Y. (author), van der Veen, C. (author)
Load testing and in some cases failure (or collapse) testing of bridges is a method to learn more about the behaviour of full-scale bridges in site conditions. Since such experiments, especially failure tests, are expensive, an extensive preparation of these tests is important. This paper addresses the question of when a bridge is a good...
journal article 2022
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Dorland, Maarten (author)
Within the Dutch infrastructure there is the challenge of having to replace or strengthen a large number of existing structures within the upcoming years. This challenge also provides the opportunity to develop new concepts. The promising concept described in this report involves the application of UHPC to redesign the decks of existing concrete...
master thesis 2021
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van Dam, Johan (author)
New and existing bridges in the Netherlands must abide by structural safety codes, such as the Eurocode. In this code, structural safety is expressed through the reliability index 훽. For certain reference periods a threshold value for 훽 exists. When applying prescribed load models given in the Eurocode, the structure is guaranteed to at least...
master thesis 2020
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Harrewijn, T.L. (author), Vergoossen, R.P.H. (author), Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author)
Most bridges in the Dutch infrastructure are built before 1985 and have experienced increasing traffic intensities and loads. On the other hand, the structural (design) codes have changed over the years. A frequently faced problem in practice is that the original design calculations and technical drawings of a large percentage of the existing...
conference paper 2020
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Harrewijn, Thomas (author)
Most bridges in the Western European road networks are ageing. The vast majority of about 90% of these bridges have reinforced concrete as a building material. The traffic intensity, as well as the axle, and the average vehicle weight have increased since these structures were opened to traffic. Furthermore, the structural (design) codes have...
master thesis 2019
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Montenij, Nick (author)
In this thesis, existing concrete municipal slab bridges are regarded. Many of these bridges were designed and built in the 1960s and 1970s. These bridges are still in service, and subjected to higher and more frequent loads than at the time of design. This leads to uncertainties in the safety of these bridges. Many municipalities become...
master thesis 2017
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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), van der Veen, C. (author), de Boer, A. (author), Hordijk, D.A. (author)
Proof load testing is part of the engineering practice, and can be particularly useful for the rating of existing bridges. This paper addresses how reliability-based concepts can be used in combination with proof load testing, and discusses how this approach differs from the current practice for proof load testing. Whereas the calculation...
journal article 2017
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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), van der Veen, C. (author), de Boer, A. (author), Hordijk, D.A. (author)
Load testing of bridges is a practice that is as old as their construction. In the past, load testing gave the traveling public a feeling that a newly opened bridge is safe. Nowadays, the bridge stock in many countries is aging, and load testing is used for the assessment of existing bridges. This paper aims at giving an overview of the current...
journal article 2017
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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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Yang, Y. (author), van der Veen, C. (author), Hordijk, D.A. (author), de Boer, A. (author)
Assessment of the capacity of the existing infrastructures has become more relevant in the recent years. With regard to the concrete bridges, the shear capacity of a large amount of existing concrete slab bridges reinforced with plain (smooth) bars are of concern. However, it was argued that the shear formula that is currently adapted in the...
conference paper 2016
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