Retrofit and rehabilitation of short-span steel railway bridges in Japan: Field test and numerical study

Weiwei Lin, T. Yoda, N. Taniguchi, S. Satake, Y. Sugino

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    Abstract

    A strengthening method for old steel railway bridges by using rubber-latex mortar, GFRP plates, lightweight rapid hardening concrete, and reinforcing bars was introduced in this paper. The present method was used to strengthen an old steel railway bridge that has been used for 61 years, and field tests were performed on both strengthened and un-strengthened bridges to confirm the real effects of this strengthening method. Both experimental and numerical results indicate that the present renovation method can greatly enhance the stiffness and reduce the stress levels of steel members, resulting in the extension of the residual service life of the old steel railway bridge.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLife-Cycle of Structural Systems: Design, Assessment, Maintenance and Management - Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2014
    PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
    Pages707-714
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9781138001206
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event4th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2014 - Tokyo, Japan
    Duration: 2014 Nov 162014 Nov 19

    Other

    Other4th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2014
    CountryJapan
    CityTokyo
    Period14/11/1614/11/19

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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