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Bridge expansion joints -- design for movements, performance and durability

Bo Edlund (Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik, Konstruktionsteknik) ; Roberto Crocetti (Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik)
IABSE Symposium Weimar 2007 "Improving Infrastructure Worldwide"; Report, IABSE Zürich p. 302--303. (2007)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

Expansion joints in medium-size and long bridges should be regarded as important bridge components.There is a trend to minimize the number of joints, and design each joint to permit large movements. It is therefore important to develop suitable joint types that function smoothly for such large movements during a long time without damages or malfunctioning. A widely used, modern joint type for large joint movements is the Modular Bridge Expansion Joint (MBEJ). The paper mainly deals with different aspects of MBEJs (function, fatigue, durability, maintenance, noise etc). Traffic forces on MBEJs as well as quality requirements and assessment are discussed.

Nyckelord: Bridges, expansion joints, performance, acoustics, durability, dynamic loading, fatigue.


Full version of paper on CD-ROM (appended to the book).



Denna post skapades 2007-12-14.
CPL Pubid: 63149

 

Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik, Konstruktionsteknik (2005-2017)
Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik (2005-2017)

Ämnesområden

Byggnadsteknik

Chalmers infrastruktur