New assessment methods for the residual safety of old steel bridges

@inproceedings{Sedlacek1993NewAM,
  title={New assessment methods for the residual safety of old steel bridges},
  author={Gerhard Sedlacek and Wolfgang Hensen},
  year={1993}
}
A great part of existing steel bridges for roads and rails are riveted structures that were built in the last century. Many of these old bridges have undergone several phases of repair or strengthening after damages in the world wars or due to changes of service requirements. For these bridges the question of the actual safety for modern traffic loads and the remaining service life is put forward. This paper describes a procedure to determine the residual safety and service life of old steel… CONTINUE READING

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