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Title: Statistical Evaluation of Load Factors for Concrete Bridge Design
Author(s): Pradyot K. Niyogi, Haresh C. Shah, Kishore D. Doshi, and Wilson Tang
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 49-74
Keywords: bridges (structures); dynamic loads; earthquakes; live load factors; loads (forces); moving loads; probability theory; reinforced concrete; reliability; safety factor; static loads; statistical analysis; structural design
Abstract:This paper presents an important aspect of the structural design of concrete bridges under various combinations of loading. 'Load Factors', which are quantities used to define the pattern and magnitude of design loadings, are evaluated from a statisitcal point of view in such a manner as to assure a desired level of safety for the structure.
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