A Fatigue Reliability Model for Railway Bridges

by A. Ebrahimpour, Univ of Nevada, Reno, United States,
E. A. Maragakis, Univ of Nevada, Reno, United States,
S. Ismail, Univ of Nevada, Reno, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural and Geotechnical Reliability


A fatigue reliability model is described for safety evaluation of steel railway bridges. The model is a function of six independent random variables and can accommodate different types of train loading. A 125-ft riveted truss bridge representing several identical spans was chosen for reliability analysis.

Subject Headings: Railroad bridges | Steel bridges | Truss bridges | Bridge tests | Rail transportation | Fatigue (material) | Simulation models | Structural models | Monaco | Europe

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