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Teixeira De Freitas, S. (author), Kolstein, M.H. (author), Bijlaard, F.S.K. (author)
Full-scale fatigue tests were performed on two retrofitted orthotropic bridge decks (OBDs). The retrofitting systems consist of adding a second steel plate on the top of the existing deck. The aim is to reduce the stresses at the fatigue-sensitive details and therefore extend the fatigue life of the OBD by stiffening the existing deck plate....
journal article 2017
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Abouhamzeh, M. (author)
GLARE is used in fuselage panels for its improved fatigue and residual strength. In this thesis, predictive models are developed for residual stresses and distortions of GLARE induced by manufacturing. Material behaviour of the epoxy adhesive and the glass-epoxy prepreg is characterised for thermal and curing circumstances. The derived...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Narayana Swamya, J.K. (author), Lahuerta, F (author), Anisimov, A. (author), Nijssen, Rogier (author), Groves, R.M. (author)
In this paper, a method has been developed to use thermography for the quantitative analysis of a delamination area under dynamic loading. To demonstrate this method, a coupon was developed with double shear configuration and an initial delamination consisting of a PTFE insert. The coupon was tested under fatigue loading and an infrared (IR)...
conference paper 2016
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Barcelos Carneiro M Rocha, Iuri (author), Raijmaekers, S (author), Nijssen, RPL (author), van der Meer, F.P. (author), Sluijs, L.J. (author)
In this work a glass/epoxy composite commonly used in wind turbine blades is exposed to a humid environment at an elevated temperature. To research the anisotropic di_usion behaviour observed in unidirectional composite specimens, experimental results of slices cut along the three directional planes of the laminate immersed in demineralised...
conference paper 2016
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Barcelos Carneiro M Rocha, Iuri (author), Raijmaekers, S (author), Nijssen, RPL (author), van der Meer, F.P. (author), Sluijs, L.J. (author)
In this work, a combined experimental/numerical approach is used to investigate the effect of water ingression in glass/epoxy composite specimens. Interlaminar shear (ILS) specimens were immersed at 50◦C for multiple durations and tested. Re-dried specimens were also tested. Significant strength degradation of up to 50% was found for wet...
conference paper 2016
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van der Meer, F.P. (author)
The performance of a mesomechanical constitutive law for composites is assessed through comparison with micromechanical model results. In this paper, results are presented for non-monotonic strain histories obtained from mesomechanical simulation of a shear dominated delamination test.
conference paper 2016
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Li, J. (author)
Orthotropic steel decks are widely utilized in long span bridges, movable bridges and shorter span road and rail bridges due to their favourable properties. These properties are low deadweight, large plastic reserves in case of overload and aesthetic advantages. Nowadays, more than 1000 orthotropic steel deck bridges (OSDBs) have been built in...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Liu, X. (author), Tzimiris, G. (author), Li, J. (author), Scarpas, T. (author), Hofman, R. (author), Voskuilen, J. (author)
In order to adequately characterize the fatigue response of the various membranes with surrounding multilayer surfacing layers on orthotropic steel decks and collect the necessary parameters for FE modeling, the details of the cyclic Membrane Adhesion Tester (MAT) are introduced. The fatigue damage in membrane interface is related to the amount...
conference paper 2015
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Liu, X. (author), Tzimiris, G. (author), Scarpas, T. (author), Hofman, R. (author), Voskuilen, J. (author)
In order to adequately characterize the fatigue response of the various membranes with surrounding multilayer surfacing layers on orthotropic steel decks and collect the necessary parameters for FE modeling, the details of the cyclic Membrane Adhesion Tester (MAT) are introduced. The fatigue damage in membrane interface is related to the amount...
conference paper 2014
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Li, J. (author), Liu, X. (author), Scarpas, A. (author), Tzimiris, G. (author)
Light weight orthotropic steel bridge decks have been widely utilized for bridges in seismic zones, movable bridges and long span bridges. In the last three decades, severe problems were reported in relation to asphaltic surfacing materials on orthotropic steel deck bridges. Earlier investigations have shown that the bonding strength of membrane...
conference paper 2013
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Li, J. (author), Scarpas, A. (author), Tzimiris, G. (author), Kasbergen, C. (author), Hofman, R. (author), Voskuilen, J. (author)
The French five-point bending test (5PBT) provides a laboratory scale test that allows studying the fatigue resistance of surfacing systems on orthotropic steel deck bridges (OSDB). The surfacing structure for OSDB in the Netherlands consists mostly of multilayer system: top porous asphalt layer, guss asphalt layer, steel deck and two membrane...
conference paper 2013
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Liu, X. (author), Scarpas, A. (author), Li, J. (author), Tzimiris, G. (author), Hofman, R. (author), Voskuilen, J. (author)
In order to adequately characterize the adhesive bonding strength of the various membranes with surrounding materials on orthotropic steel decks and collect the necessary parameters for FE modeling, details of the Membrane Adhesion Test (MAT) are introduced. Analytical constitutive relations of the MAT device have been derived using the same...
conference paper 2013
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Tzimiris, G. (author), Liu, X. (author), Scarpas, A. (author), Li, J. (author), Hofman, R. (author), Voskuilen, J. (author)
Due to lightweight and flexibility, orthotropic steel deck bridges become popular the last decades but several problems were reported in relation to asphalt surfacing materials such as rutting, cracking, loss of bond between the surfacing system and steel deck. In the Netherlands a surfacing structure for orthotropic steel bridge decks mostly...
conference paper 2013
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Teixeira de Freitas, S. (author)
The PhD research is focused on the reinforcement of fatigue cracked orthotropic steel bridge decks (OBD) by adding a second steel plate to the existing deck. The main idea is to stiffen the existing deck plate, which will reduce the stresses at the fatigue sensitive details and extend the fatigue life of the orthotropic bridge decks. Two...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Liu, X. (author), Scarpas, A. (author), Li, J. (author), Tzimiris, G. (author)
In order to characterize adequately the adhesive bonding strength of the various membranes with surrounding materials on orthotropic steel decks and collect the necessary parameters for FE modeling, details of the Membrane Adhesion Test (MAT) have been introduced. Analytical constitutive relations of MAT device have been derived on the basis of...
conference paper 2012
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Chen, X. (author), Liu, X. (author), Qian, Z. (author), Lei, Z. (author)
Reliable and durable asphalt surfacing systems still remain to be desired for the long-spanned orthotropic steel bridges as the nationally and internationally reports on distresses in deck pavement. Based on ten-year research works, this paper has presented a brief review and discussion of the Chinese practices and experiences of deck pavement...
conference paper 2012
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Li, J. (author), Liu, X. (author), Scarpas, A. (author), Tzimiris, G. (author)
In the Netherlands an asphaltic surfacing structure for orthotropic steel bridge decks mostly consists of two structural layers. The upper layer consists of Porous Asphalt (PA) because of reasons related to noise hindrance. For the lower layer a choice between Mastic Asphalt (MA) or Guss Asphalt (GA), can be made. In this paper, a typical Dutch...
conference paper 2012
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Leendertz, J.S. (author)
This study concerns the behaviour of the closed stiffener (trough) to crossbeam connection in orthotropic steel bridge decks and in particular, the connection where a continuous closed stiffener passes through the crossbeam. For this connection, the crossbeam in-plane and out-of-plane behaviour is analysed. The nominal stresses for unit loads on...
doctoral thesis 2008
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Kolstein, M.H. (author)
This dissertation presents the research into fatigue classifications of welded joints in orthotropic steel bridge decks. These classifications are needed to calculate the fatigue life of these joints and should be included in the design codes. For years bridge design was mainly based on static loading. Due to the development of modern light...
doctoral thesis 2007
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de Jong, F.B.P. (author)
This dissertation presents the research into renovation techniques for orthotropic steel bridge decks. These techniques are needed to solve fatigue problems in the decks of these bridges, as several fatigue cracks have been detected in the deck structure of these bridges the last decade. A well-known example of fatigue cracks are those observed...
doctoral thesis 2007
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