Bridge Loading Evaluation for Limit States Design in Japanby Manabu Ito, Univ of Tokyo, Japan,
Yozo Fujino, Univ of Tokyo, Japan,
Minoru Fujiwara, Univ of Tokyo, Japan,
Abstract: Some statistics regarding bridges in Japan are firstly explained. Next, the limit states design which will be introduced in 1995 for highway bridge design specification in Japan is briefly described. Evaluation of bridge loading, such as dead load and live load follows. Finally load combination for the limit states design is discussed.
Subject Headings: Bridge design | Bridge tests | Highway and road design | Highway bridges | Live loads | Load combinations | Dead loads | Load factors | Limit states | Japan | Asia
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