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Structural Engineering and Mechanics   Volume 35, Number 3, June20 2010, pages 301-314
Dynamic testing of a soil-steel bridge
Damian Beben and Zbigniew Manko

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    The paper presents the results and conclusions of dynamic load tests that were conducted on a road bridge over the Mokrzyca river in Wroclaw (Poland) made of galvanized corrugated steel plates (CSP). The critical speed magnitudes, velocity vibration, vibration frequency were determined in the paper. The dynamic analysis is extremely important, because such studies of soil-steel bridges in the range of dynamic loads are relatively seldom conducted. Conclusions drawn from the tests can be most helpful in the assessment of behaviour of this type of corrugated plate bridge with soil. In consideration of application of this type of structure in the case of small-to-medium span bridges, the conclusions from the research will not be yet generalized to all types of such solutions. The detailed reference to all type of such bridge structures would be requiring additional analysis (field tests and calculations) on the other types of soil-steel bridges.
Key Words
    dynamic test; soil-steel bridge; corrugated plate; vibration velocity; vibration frequency; critical speed.
Damian Beben: Faculty of Civil Engineering, Opole University of Technology, Katowicka Street 48, 45-061 Opole, Poland
Zbigniew Manko: Mechanics and Structures Engineering Division, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Science, Plac Grunwaldzki No. 24a, 50-365 Wroclaw, Poland

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