A Fatigue Reliability Model for Railway Bridges

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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

Abstract: 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 | Rail transportation | Fatigue (material) | Structural models | Steel bridges | Bridge tests | Truss bridges | Computer models | Europe | Monaco | Monte Carlo

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