Load Testing of Bridges Volume 2: Proof Load Testing and the Future of Load Testing

1st Edition

Eva Lantsoght

CRC Press
April 25, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 380 Pages
ISBN 9780367210830 - CAT# K419388
Series: Structures and Infrastructures

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The edited two-volume set Load Testing of Bridges, featuring contributions from almost fifty authors from around the world, deals with the practical aspects, the scientific developments, and the international views on the topic of load testing of bridges.

Volume 1, Current practice and Diagnostic Load Testing, starts with a background to bridge load testing, including the historical perspectives and evolutions, and the current codes and guidelines that are governing in countries around the world. The second part of the book deals with preparation, execution, and post-processing of load tests on bridges. The third part focuses on diagnostic load testing of bridges.

Volume 2, Proof Load Testing and the Future of Load Testing, focuses first on proof load testing of bridges. It discusses the specific aspects of proof load testing during the preparation, execution, and post-processing of such a test (Part 4). The fifth part covers the testing of buildings. The sixth part discusses novel ideas regarding measurement techniques used for load testing. Methods using non-contact sensors, such as photography- and video-based measurement techniques are discussed. The seventh part discusses load testing in the framework of reliability-based decision-making and in the framework of a bridge management program. The final part of the book summarizes the knowledge presented in the book, as well as the remaining open questions for research, and provides practical recommendations for engineers carrying out load tests.

This work will be of interest to researchers and academics in the field of civil/structural engineering, practicing engineers and road authorities worldwide.


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