MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 281, 2019International Conference of Engineering Risk (INCER 2019)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Civil Infrastructures: Bridges, Structures, Dams|
|Published online||21 May 2019|
Importance of the traffic model in the reliability estimation of highway bridges
1 Laboratory of Civil Engineering and geo-Environment (LGCgE), Lille University, France
2 Modeling Center, Doctoral School of Science and Technology, Lebanon
3 Faculty of Engineering, Lebanese University, Lebanon
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Road bridges are exposed to stochastic traffic loadings that are not simply determined. The international codes for the design and assessment of highway bridges provide some standard trucks that can be used in the design process. Knowing that the traffic can vary considerably from one bridge to another, standard trucks may lead to poorly estimate the reliability in the assessment process. So, the sensitivity of the reliability indices to the load models will be discussed, on one hand by considering the standard truck given by the French Fascicule 61 and on the other hand by adopting real vehicle data from existing weigh-in-motion station. A set of reinforced concrete bridges will be used for the application.
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