Estimation of Fatigue Life of Long-Span Bridge by Considering Vehicle- Bridge Coupled Vibration
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2015
First Page: 944
Last Page: 949
Publisher Id: TOMEJ-9-944
Article History:Received Date: 17/02/2014
Revision Received Date: 21/03/2015
Acceptance Date: 09/06/2015
Electronic publication date: 7/10/2015
Collection year: 2015
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To estimate the fatigue life of long-span steel bridge more accurately, this paper proposes a method for estimating the fatigue life of long-span bridges by considering vehicle-bridge coupled vibration. Firstly, the universal equation of vehicle-bridge vibration is derived based on triaxial standard multi-scale model of fatigue vehicle and bridge, and relevant program for vehicle-bridge coupled vibration is programmed. Secondly, a method for estimating the fatigue life of long-span steel bridge is proposed based on fracture mechanics theories, and the analysis process is expounded in details. Finally, the method for estimating fatigue life proposed in this paper is verified by taking a double pylon cablestayed bridge with orthotropic steel bridge deck slab as an example.