Highway Bridge Live Loads Based on Laws of Chance

by H.K. Stephenson,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 4, Pg. 1-23

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Method based on elementary probability theory for estimating live load frequencies on bridges that may be expected from various types and levels of heavy motor vehicle operation; objective is to provide simple mathematical basis for estimating how often any specified sequence of group of vehicles might be expected to occur as result of given compositions, volumes, and speeds of traffic.

Subject Headings: Vehicle loads | Live loads | Load factors | Highway bridges | Probability | Bridge-vehicle interaction

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