Load Rating and Retrofit Testing of Bridge Timber Piles Subjected to Eccentric Loading

Abstract

This report first evaluated the load rating procedure currently in use by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for rating timber piles supporting multiple-span, simply supported bridges. For simplicity, these piles are often rated under concentric loads, and the effect of bending in the piles is neglected. Recent studies have shown, however… (More)

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