Bridge Loading Evaluation for Limit States Design in Japan

by Manabu Ito, Univ of Tokyo, Japan,
Yozo Fujino, Univ of Tokyo, Japan,
Minoru Fujiwara, Univ of Tokyo, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Design, Analysis and Testing


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 | Load combinations | Highway bridges | Highway and road design | Bridge tests | Load factors | Limit states | Load and resistance factor design | Japan | Asia

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