Title: Experiences From Fatigue and Rupture Tests on a Prestressed Concrete Bridge
Author(s): A. Rosli
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 601-624
Keywords: bridges (structures); concretes; continuity (structural); cracking (fracturing); crack propagation; cyclic loads; deflection; dynamic characteristics; failures; fatigue (materials); fatigue tests; live loads; load tests (structural); post-tensioning
When a modern highway bridge, only five years old and 127 ft. long, was to be torn down to make way for a new express highway, the opportunity was taken to conduct on this structure extensive fatigue tests and a final static test up to failure and to investigate the propertites of the construction materials.