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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author)
As the existing bridge stock is aging, the task of assessing these bridges becomes increasingly important. One of the assessment methods for existing bridges is load testing. Improvements in the field of diagnostic load testing are related to the use of numerical models. Improvements in the field of proof load testing focus on the safety of...
journal article 2023
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de Vries, R. (author), Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Steenbergen, Raphaƫl D.J.M. (author), Fennis, Sonja A.A.M. (author)
In the evaluation of existing bridges and viaducts, relying solely on a desk study is often inadequate for determining their structural reliability. Performing a proof load test provides valuable field data that offers detailed information about the structural integrity. However, the relation between the magnitude of the load and the...
journal article 2023
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van der Krogt, M.G. (author)
Dikes are crucial for the protection against floods. One of the ways in which dikes can fail is by the instability of the inner slope. Credible probabilities of failure for slope stability are essential for the safety assessment of existing dikes and the design of dike reinforcements. This dissertation focuses on improving failure probability...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Christensen, Christian Overgaard (author), Zhang, F. (author), Zarate Garnica, G.I. (author), Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Goltermann, Per (author), Schmidt, Jacob Wittrup (author)
Advanced monitoring methods are required to identify stop criteria in proof-load tests. In this study, the combined methodology of two-dimensional digital image correlation and acoustic emission is investigated for its applicability for future implementation in field tests. The two monitoring systems are deemed to provide valuable insight...
journal article 2022
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de Vries, R. (author), Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Steenbergen, R.D.J.M. (author), Fennis, S.A.A.M. (author)
In the assessment of existing infrastructure performing only a desk study is often not sufficient to determine the structural reliability of a bridge or viaduct. For concrete structures gathering field data by performing a proof load test offers detailed information about the structural performance. However, the relation between the magnitude of...
conference paper 2022
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Zarate Garnica, G.I. (author), Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Yang, Y. (author)
Nowadays, with the aging of the bridges and the advancements in technology, load testing has emerged as an effective method to assess existing concrete bridges with missing information, or where analytical methods do not provide an accurate assessment. Two types of load tests are identified: diagnostic load tests and proof load tests. Both...
journal article 2022
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Faassen, Luuk (author)
As the average age of bridges in the Netherlands is increasing and loads are rising, more research on the capacity of these bridges is required. One of the methods to determine if a bridge still has sufficient safety is proof load testing. Stop criteria are values of structural responses at which further loading may course irreversibly damage to...
master thesis 2021
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contribution to periodical 2020
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van der Krogt, M.G. (author), Klerk, W.J. (author), Kanning, W. (author), Schweckendiek, T. (author), Kok, M. (author)
Spatial variability and limited measurements often result in low reliability estimates of geotechnical failure modes of dikes (i.e., earthen flood defences). Required dike reinforcements are usually not executed within a few years after inception, which enables efforts to improve reliability estimates by reducing uncertainty. Often decision...
journal article 2020
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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), De Boer, Ane (author), van der Veen, C. (author), Hordijk, D.A. (author)
Proof load testing of existing reinforced concrete bridges is becoming increasingly important as the current bridge stock is aging. In a proof load test, a load that corresponds to the factored live load is applied to a bridge structure, to directly demonstrate that a bridge fulfills the code requirements. To optimize the procedures used in...
journal article 2019
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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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Snijder, A.H. (author), Nijsse, R. (author), Louter, P.C. (author)
On the campus of Delft University the Glass and Transparency Research Group is preparing to build a pedestrian bridge as a low arch consisting of dry-stacked glass blocks. As temporary support for the arch, a lens-shaped truss has been constructed and placed on location. This truss has been fitted with as many glass components as was...
conference paper 2018
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CHEN, Xin (author)
Bridges with different geometrical configurations have been searched with linear finite element analysis. The aim is to find the position and value of critical proof load. Four different parameters, namely span length, width, skewness and thickness ratio, their influence on proof load are found. In total, 166 sets of data are obtained by...
student report 2017
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Lantsoght, E.O.L. (author), Koekkoek, R.T. (author), Hordijk, D.A. (author), de Boer, A. (author)
Proof load tests of bridges can be very useful for structures with a lack of information, or for structures of which the effect of material degradation is difficult to assess. Contrary to diagnostic load testing, proof load testing is not well-defined in current standards in terms of required load and analysis of measurements. The risk...
journal article 2017
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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), 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), 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), 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), van der Veen, C. (author), de Boer, A. (author)
Proof loading of existing bridges is an option to study the capacity when crucial information about the structure is lacking. To define the loading criteria for proof load testing, a review of the literature has been made, finite element models of existing viaducts have been made, and on these viaducts, proof loading tests have been carried out....
conference paper 2017
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