Quasi-static testing of railway rounded rectangular hollow tall piers having semi-hinged column-base details

2022 ◽  
Vol 250 ◽  
pp. 113403
Jian Zhou ◽  
Jianzhong Li ◽  
Yu Shen
2002 ◽  
Vol 86 (12) ◽  
pp. 45-52
Atsushi Hayashi ◽  
Katsuhiko Osako ◽  
Tsuneo Hasuda ◽  
Tsutomu Hoshikawa

Nicholas Haritos ◽  
Anil Hira ◽  
Priyan Mendis ◽  
Rob Heywood ◽  
Armando Giufre

VicRoads, the road authority for the state of Victoria, Australia, has been undertaking extensive research into the load capacity and performance of cast-in-place reinforced concrete flat slab bridges. One of the key objectives of this research is the development of analytical tools that can be used to better determine the performance of these bridges under loadings to the elastic limit and subsequently to failure. The 59-year-old Barr Creek Bridge, a flat slab bridge of four short continuous spans over column piers, was made available to VicRoads in aid of this research. The static testing program executed on this bridge was therefore aimed at providing a comprehensive set of measurements of its response to serviceability level loadings and beyond. This test program was preceded by the performance of a dynamic test (a simplified experimental modal analysis using vehicular excitation) to establish basic structural properties of the bridge (effective flexural rigidity, EI) and the influence of the abutment supports from identification of its dynamic modal characteristics. The dynamic test results enabled a reliably tuned finite element model of the bridge in its in-service condition to be produced for use in conjunction with the static testing program. The results of the static testing program compared well with finite element modeling predictions in both the elastic range (serviceability loadings) and the nonlinear range (load levels taken to incipient collapse). Observed collapse failure modes and corresponding collapse load levels were also found to be predicted well using yield line theory.

2021 ◽  
Vol 232 ◽  
pp. 111877
Yao Cui ◽  
Fengzhi Wang ◽  
Cancan Yang ◽  
Hao Li ◽  
Yangzi He

Structures ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 32 ◽  
pp. 1646-1664
Elena Elettore ◽  
Annarosa Lettieri ◽  
Fabio Freddi ◽  
Massimo Latour ◽  
Gianvittorio Rizzano

Structures ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 34 ◽  
pp. 105-119
Jianrong Pan ◽  
Ruike Huang ◽  
Jing Xu ◽  
Peng Wang ◽  
Zhan Wang ◽  

2021 ◽  
Vol 3 (3) ◽  
Sachin Sunil Kelkar ◽  
Puneet Gautam ◽  
Shubham Sahai ◽  
Prajwal Sanjay Agrawal ◽  
R. Manoharan

AbstractThis study explains a coherent flow for designing, manufacturing, analyzing, and testing a tunable anti-roll bar system for a formula student racecar. The design process starts with the analytical calculation for roll stiffness using constraining parameters such as CG (Center of Gravity) height, total mass, and weight distribution in conjunction with suspension geometry. Then, the material selection for the design i.e. Aluminum 7075 T6 is made based on parameters such as density and modulus of rigidity. A MATLAB program is used to iterate deflection vs load for different stiffness and shaft diameter values. This is then checked with kinematic deflection values in Solidworks geometry. To validate with the material deflection, finite element analysis is performed on ANSYS workbench. Manufacturing accuracy for the job is checked using both static analysis in lab settings and using sensors on vehicles during on-track testing. The error percentage is found to be 4% between the target stiffness and the one obtained from static testing. Parameters such as moment arm length, shaft diameter and length, and deflection were determined and validated. This paper shows the importance of an anti-roll bar device to tune the roll stiffness of the car without interfering with the ride stiffness.

2021 ◽  
Vol 120 ◽  
pp. 105090
Laura Maria Paes de Abreu ◽  
Hermes Carvalho ◽  
Ricardo Hallal Fakury ◽  
Francisco Carlos Rodrigues ◽  
Rodrigo Barreto Caldas

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