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  1. 33 CFR 118.140 - Painting bridge piers.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Painting bridge piers. 118.140 Section 118.140 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY BRIDGES BRIDGE LIGHTING AND OTHER SIGNALS § 118.140 Painting bridge piers. The District Commander may require painting the sides of bridge channel piers...

  2. Ship collisions against wind turbines, quays and bridge piers

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    Pedersen, Preben Terndrup

    Analytical procedures are presented for analysis of the external dynamics of ship collisions against bottom supported flexible as well as rigid offshore structures such as wind turbine structures, quays and bridge piers. Based on the principles of conservation of momentum and energy algebraic...

  3. Hollow bridge-pier properties for response spectrum analysis

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    TAUCER, FABIO; PAULOTTO Carlo; AYALA Gustavo

    2010-01-01

    The present paper proposes equivalent stiffness and energy dissipation properties of reinforced concrete hollow bridge piers to be used in the context of response spectrum performance based assessment and design. The work is carried out by performing parametric numerical analysis using a 2D fibre model calibrated against experimental results and by varying the longitudinal steel reinforcement ratio, height over width ratio, normalised axial force, level of confinement and concrete class of a ...

  4. Study on Repaired Earthquake-Damaged Bridge Piers under Seismic Load

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    Jun Deng; Tonghua Liu; Weizhi Xie; Wei Lu

    2015-01-01

    The concrete bridge pier damaged during earthquakes need be repaired to meet the design standards. Steel tube as a traditional material or FRP as a novel material has become popular to repair the damaged reinforced concrete (RC) bridge piers. In this paper, experimental and finite element (FE) studies are employed to analyze the confinement effectiveness of the different repair materials. The FE method was used to calculate the hysteretic behavior of three predamaged circle RC bridge piers re...

  5. Rigid-Plastic Dynamic Response of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Pier Impacted by Automobile

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    ZHENG Xiaoning; DIAO Bo; YE Yinghua

    2006-01-01

    Bridge piers are impacted by autos sometimes.The pier usually has not been destroyed after once impact by auto.But there are few research on damage which will affect pier's capability,and most relative studies have focused the problems on piers impacted by vessels.The methods involve mainly sutra experience theory,numerical analysis,and experimental method.Owing to the complicacy of the bridge pier impacted by a vessel,there are few research derived with the sutra mechanics model and the piers impacted by autos.The dynamic response is studied here under the assumption of the rigid-plastic small-deformation for the pier impacted by auto.According to the Parkes beam model,the rigid-plastic theoretical solution is deduced.The final deformation is calculated by a practical example for the pier impacted by auto.

  6. The impact of bridge pier on ice jam evolution – an experimental study

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    Wang Jun

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available The ice jam in a river can significantly change the flow field in winter and early spring. The presence of bridge piers further complicates the hydraulic process by interacting between the ice jam and bridge piers. Using the data collected from experiments in a laboratory flume, the evolution of an ice jam around bridge piers having three different diameters has been investigated in this study. Compared to results without-pier, it was found that the formation of an ice jam in the downstream of bridge pier is faster than that in the upstream. The thickness distribution of the ice jam shows clearly different characteristics in front and behind of bridge piers at different stages of the ice jam.

  7. Experimental study on the width of the turbulent area around bridge pier

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    ZHUANG Yuan; LIU Zu-yuan

    2007-01-01

    At present, the method of calculating the turbulent flow width around the bridge pier is not given in the "Standard for Inland River Navigation" (GB50139-2004) in China, and the bridge designer usually increases the bridge span in order to ensure the navigation safety, which increases both of the structural design difficulty and the project investments. Therefore, it is extremely essential to give a research on the turbulent flow width around the bridge pier. Through the experiments of the fixed bed and the mobile bed, the factors influencing the turbulent flow width around the bridge pier have been analyzed, such as the approaching flow speed, the water depth, the angles between the bridge pier and the flow direction, the sizes of bridge pier, the shapes of the bridge pier, and the scouring around the bridge pier, etc. Through applying the dimension analytic method to the measured data, the formula of calculating the turbulent flow width around the bridge pier is then inferred.

  8. Application of equivalent resistance to simplification of Sutong Bridge piers in tidal river section modeling

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    Lei TANG

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes some details and procedural steps in the equivalent resistance (E-R method for simplifying the pier group of the Sutong Bridge, which is located on the tidal reach of the lower Yangtze River, in Jiangsu Province. Using a two-dimensional tidal current numerical model, three different models were established: the non-bridge pier model, original bridge pier model, and simplified bridge pier model. The difference in hydrodynamic parameters, including water level, velocity, and diversion ratio, as well as time efficiency between these three models is discussed in detail. The results show that simplifying the pier group using the E-R method influences the water level and velocity near the piers, but has no influence on the diversion ratio of each cross-section of the Xuliujing reach located in the lower Yangtze River. Furthermore, the simplified bridge pier model takes half the calculation time that the original bridge pier model needs. Thus, it is concluded that the E-R method can be use to simplify bridge piers in tidal river section modeling reasonably and efficiently.

  9. Bridge pier scour measurement by means of Bragg grating arrays

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    Manzoni S.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with a new method to measure scour level at bridge piers. The proposed technique is based on an array of Bragg grating temperature sensors, heated by an electrical circuit. The Bragg gratings in water sense a lower temperature than those buried in the river bed, because of the different heat scattering principles in the two situations. Furthermore the response of each sensor is slower if it is buried in the bed, with respect to the case it is in water. The paper presents laboratory tests, showing the method effectiveness and reliability, and it explains the advantages with respect to other more traditional methodologies to measure scour level.

  10. Numerical Hybrid Simulation Modeling Verification for a Curved 3-Pier Bridge (Investigation of Combined Actions on Reinforced Concrete Bridge Piers (CABER Project

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    Adel Abdelnaby

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Reinforced concrete bridge piers are subjected to complex loading conditions under earthquake ground motions. Bridge geometric irregularities and asymmetries result in combined actions imposed on the piers as a combination of displacements and rotations in all six degrees of freedom at the pier-deck juncture. Existing analytical tools have proven their inadequacy in representing the actual behavior of piers under these combined actions, particularly in their inelastic range. The objective of this investigation is to develop a fundamental understanding of the effects of these combined actions on the performance of RC piers and the resulting system response. This paper describes a part of the CABER project that verifies the numerical hybrid simulation of the curved bridge. In this part two models were introduced, a whole model and a sub-structured hybrid model. The whole model was established using the Zeus-NL analysis platform, which is capable of performing inelastic nonlinear response history analysis of the whole curved bridge. The hybrid model was divided into three modules which comprised the deck, left and right piers, and the middle pier of the bridge. The three modules were modeled by Zeus-NL as a static analysis module interface. The simulation coordinator (SimCor software was utilized to communicate between these modules using a Pseudo-Dynamic time integration scheme. Results obtained from both models were compared and conclusions were drawn.

  11. Catastrophic model for stability analysis of high pile-column bridge pier

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    2007-01-01

    According to the engineering features of higher pile-column bridge pier in mountainous area, a clamped beam mechanical model was set up by synthetically analyzing the higher pile-column bridge pier buckling mechanism. Based on the catastrophe theory, the cusp catastrophe model of higher pile-column bridge pier was established by the determination of its potential function and bifurcation set equation, the necessary instability conditions of high pile-column bridge pier were deduced, and the determination method for column-buckling and lateral displacement of high pile-column bridge pier was derived. The comparison between the experimental and calculated results show that the calculated curves agree with testing curves and the method is reasonable and effective.

  12. The effect of circular bridge piers with different inclination angles toward downstream on scour

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    Mohammad Vaghef; Masoud Ghodsian; Saeid Salimi

    2016-01-01

    A fundamental principle in the safe design of bridge piers is to estimate maximum scour depth. As such, many researchers devoted their efforts to study the phenomenon of scour around bridge piers and to present relationships to estimate maximum scour depth. In the current research, scour around circular bridge piers with two different diameters and different inclination angles toward downstream has been investigated experimentally under clear water and different discharges. The obtained results revealed that increase in the inclination angle leads to a significant decrease in the scour depth, dimensions of sediment ridge and scour hole. Moreover, by comparing the data obtained from vertical bridge pier and well-known relationships, a relationship having the most agreement with the results was selected and modified to estimate equilibrium scour depth around inclined piers.

  13. Application of Artificial Neural Networks in Assessing the Equilibrium Depth of Local Scour Around Bridge Piers

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    Sarshari, Ehsan; Müllhaupt, Philippe

    2015-01-01

    Scour can have the effect of subsidence of the piers in bridges, which can ultimately lead to the total collapse of these systems. Effective bridge design needs appropriate information on the equilibrium depth of local scour. The flow field around bridge piers is complex so that deriving a theoretical model for predicting the exact equilibrium depth of local scour seems to be near impossible. On the other hand, the assessment of empirical models highly depends on local conditions, which is us...

  14. Seismic bridge pier analysis for pile foundation by force and displacement based approaches

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    Singh NP.R.; Vinayak Hemant Kumar

    2015-01-01

    Seismic analysis of bridge pier supported on pile foundation requires consideration of soil-pile-structure (kinematic and inertial) interactions. This paper presents the design forces generated for bridge piers with varying height and constant diameter for medium and soft soils in earthquake probability zones considering contribution of soil-pile-structure interactions by developed analytical approaches. The results have shown that the difference in base sh...

  15. A New Practical Method to Simulate Flood-Induced Bridge Pier Scour—A Case Study of Mingchu Bridge Piers on the Cho-Shui River

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    Jian-Hao Hong

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The evolution of bridge pier scour is very important for bridge safety warning and assessment. During typhoon seasons in Taiwan, the torrential river flow often causes scour monitoring instruments to fail in their attempt to measure the temporal variations of pier scour depths. To better understand the scouring phenomenon during a large flood event, this study proposes a fast and reliable method for bridge pier scour simulation. The proposed method consists of two main components: (1 a robust finite-volume hydraulic model that simulates the flow depth and velocities; and (2 two scour depth computation algorithms that predict the temporal development of the general and local scour depths. The greatest advantage of this method is that it is very straight-forward and reliable, giving bridge managers sufficient time to make an informed decision for bridge safety warning. Only a few hydraulic flow conditions near the bridge are necessary to simulate the scour depth evolution. Moreover, the method can be applied for both general and local scour simulations. To demonstrate the accuracy of the proposed method, field data collected using the “numbered-brick” method were performed at the Mingchu Bridge, which is located along an incised channel reach of the Cho-Shui River in Taiwan. The simulated water levels and total scour depths are in good agreements with the field data. Finally, to help bridge authorities responsible for making a decision towards bridge scour warning, a bridge safety curve (scoured bed level-discharge relationship is proposed. Based on the results of two flood events, the study shows that the proposed method can quickly and accurately simulate the bridge pier scour.

  16. Influence of Pile-Pier Reinforcement Ratio on the Development of Plastic Zone of Bridge Structure

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    Song Bo; Li, Kaiwen; Zhong Min

    2013-01-01

    In this study, using elastic-plastic fiber unit model for a continuous beam bridge structure and foundation to analyses the nonlinear seismic response of pier and pile foundation considering pile-soil interaction and the different types of seismic wave on the pile foundation and the pier’ dynamic response, focusing on the development of plastic zone and dynamic response of structure under different pile-pier reinforcement ration conditions. The results show...

  17. Cyclic Load Responses of GFRP-Strengthened Hollow Rectangular Bridge Piers

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    Junfeng Jia; Qiang Han; Zigang Xu; Dongjie Zhang

    2014-01-01

    This study investigated the seismic behavior of glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) strengthened hollow rectangular bridge piers. Cyclic testing of reinforced concrete (RC) piers retrofitted with GFRP was carried out under constant axial loading and lateral bending. The failure characteristics, flexural ductility, dissipated energy, and hysteretic behaviors, were analyzed based on experimental results. A simplified GFRP-confined concrete model is developed by considering effective strength ...

  18. Multi-objective optimization design of bridge piers with hybrid heuristic algorithms

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    Francisco J. MARTINEZ-MARTIN; Femando GONZALEZ-VIDOSA; Antonio HOSPITALER; Victor YEPES

    2012-01-01

    This paper describes one approach to the design of reinforced concrete (RC) bridge piers,using a three-hybrid multiobjective simulated annealing (SA) algorithm with a neighborhood move based on the mutation operator from the genetic algorithms (GAs),namely MOSAMO1,MOSAMO2 and MOSAMO3.The procedure is applied to three objective functions:the economic cost,the reinforcing steel congestion and the embedded CO2 emissions.Additional results for a random walk and a descent local search multi-objective algorithm are presented.The evaluation of solutions follows the Spanish Code for structural concrete.The methodology was applied to a typical bridge pier of 23,97 m in height.This example involved 110 design variables.Results indicate that algorithm MOSAMO2 outperforms other algorithms regarding the definition of Pareto fronts.Further,the proposed procedure will help structural engineers to enhance their bridge pier designs.

  19. Realistic modelling of the effects of asynchronous motion at the base of bridge piers

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    Romanelli, F; Vaccari, F

    2002-01-01

    Frequently long-span bridges provide deep valley crossings, which require special consideration due to the possibility of local amplification of the ground motion as a consequence of topographical irregularities and local soil conditions. This does in fact cause locally enhanced seismic input with the possibility for the bridge piers to respond asynchronously. This introduces special design requirements so that possible out-of-phase ground displacements and the associated large relative displacements of adjacent piers can be accommodated without excessive damage. Assessment of the local variability of the ground motion due to local lateral heterogeneities and to attenuation properties is thus crucial toward the realistic definition of the asynchronous motion at the base of the bridge piers. We illustrate the work done in the framework of a large international cooperation to assess the importance of non-synchronous seismic excitation of long structures. To accomplish this task we compute complete synthetic acc...

  20. Prediction of Scour Depth around Bridge Piers using Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference Systems (ANFIS)

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    Valyrakis, Manousos; Zhang, Hanqing

    2014-05-01

    Earth's surface is continuously shaped due to the action of geophysical flows. Erosion due to the flow of water in river systems has been identified as a key problem in preserving ecological health of river systems but also a threat to our built environment and critical infrastructure, worldwide. As an example, it has been estimated that a major reason for bridge failure is due to scour. Even though the flow past bridge piers has been investigated both experimentally and numerically, and the mechanisms of scouring are relatively understood, there still lacks a tool that can offer fast and reliable predictions. Most of the existing formulas for prediction of bridge pier scour depth are empirical in nature, based on a limited range of data or for piers of specific shape. In this work, the application of a Machine Learning model that has been successfully employed in Water Engineering, namely an Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) is proposed to estimate the scour depth around bridge piers. In particular, various complexity architectures are sequentially built, in order to identify the optimal for scour depth predictions, using appropriate training and validation subsets obtained from the USGS database (and pre-processed to remove incomplete records). The model has five variables, namely the effective pier width (b), the approach velocity (v), the approach depth (y), the mean grain diameter (D50) and the skew to flow. Simulations are conducted with data groups (bed material type, pier type and shape) and different number of input variables, to produce reduced complexity and easily interpretable models. Analysis and comparison of the results indicate that the developed ANFIS model has high accuracy and outstanding generalization ability for prediction of scour parameters. The effective pier width (as opposed to skew to flow) is amongst the most relevant input parameters for the estimation.

  1. A study on ship impacting a flexible crashworthy device for protecting bridge pier

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    Yang, Liming; Liu, Jun

    2015-09-01

    As the accident of a vessel impacting a bridge pier will cause serious disaster, such as destroyed bridge, sinking ship and polluting environment, the technology and method to protect bridge pier from ship collision have been widely investigated recently. Due to the huge kinetic energy of large-tonnage ship and the short time duration in the collision, the studies involve impact mechanics. A developed flexible crashworthy device has been developed to protect bridges, which consists of an outer steel-periphery, an inner steel-periphery and the rubber coating SWRCs(soft elements) installed between them. When the SWRC crashworthy device is installed, the collision duration under low impact force is prolonged due to its high compliance, which results in the ship having enough time to turn its navigation direction and most of the remainder kinetic energy being carried off by the turned away ship. Consequently, both impact forces on the ship and on the bridge pier decrease markedly. This is the key reason as to why the SWRC crashworthy device can avoid the destruction of both the bridge and the ship. Based on our results of theoretical studies and numerical simulations, the present paper will propose an experiment-adopted a real ship to impact a flexible crashworthy device. The collision test has been performed 12 times with different speed, carrying capacity, and impact angle of the ship. After the experiments, the ship, flexible crashworthy device and the pier are not damaged. The experiments show that the flexible crashworthy device can turn away the impact ship, so that the ship moves along the outer part of the device, which reduces the ship impact force on the bridge pier obviously. It not only protects bridges but also avoids the damage to ships.

  2. A study on ship impacting a flexible crashworthy device for protecting bridge pier

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    Yang Liming

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available As the accident of a vessel impacting a bridge pier will cause serious disaster, such as destroyed bridge, sinking ship and polluting environment, the technology and method to protect bridge pier from ship collision have been widely investigated recently. Due to the huge kinetic energy of large-tonnage ship and the short time duration in the collision, the studies involve impact mechanics. A developed flexible crashworthy device has been developed to protect bridges, which consists of an outer steel-periphery, an inner steel-periphery and the rubber coating SWRCs(soft elements installed between them. When the SWRC crashworthy device is installed, the collision duration under low impact force is prolonged due to its high compliance, which results in the ship having enough time to turn its navigation direction and most of the remainder kinetic energy being carried off by the turned away ship. Consequently, both impact forces on the ship and on the bridge pier decrease markedly. This is the key reason as to why the SWRC crashworthy device can avoid the destruction of both the bridge and the ship. Based on our results of theoretical studies and numerical simulations, the present paper will propose an experiment-adopted a real ship to impact a flexible crashworthy device. The collision test has been performed 12 times with different speed, carrying capacity, and impact angle of the ship. After the experiments, the ship, flexible crashworthy device and the pier are not damaged. The experiments show that the flexible crashworthy device can turn away the impact ship, so that the ship moves along the outer part of the device, which reduces the ship impact force on the bridge pier obviously. It not only protects bridges but also avoids the damage to ships.

  3. Cyclic Load Responses of GFRP-Strengthened Hollow Rectangular Bridge Piers

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    Junfeng Jia

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This study investigated the seismic behavior of glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP strengthened hollow rectangular bridge piers. Cyclic testing of reinforced concrete (RC piers retrofitted with GFRP was carried out under constant axial loading and lateral bending. The failure characteristics, flexural ductility, dissipated energy, and hysteretic behaviors, were analyzed based on experimental results. A simplified GFRP-confined concrete model is developed by considering effective strength coefficient and area distribution ratio of GFRP sheets. The results indicate that the failure modes and damage region would be changed and the ductility and dissipated energy of the GFRP-strengthened hollow rectangular bridge piers were improved greatly but not much improvement for the lateral load capacity. The analytical results of the force-displacement hysteretic loops based on the GFRP-confined concrete model developed in this paper agreed well with the experimental data.

  4. Effects of seismic devices on transverse responses of piers in the Sutong Bridge

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    Shen, Xing; Camara, Alfredo; Ye, Aijun

    2015-12-01

    The Sutong Bridge in China opened to traffic in 2008, and is an arterial connection between the cities of Nantong and Suzhou. It is a cable-stayed bridge with a main span of 1,088 m. Due to a tight construction schedule and lack of suitable seismic devices at the time, fixed supports were installed between the piers and the girder in the transverse direction. As a result, significant transverse seismic forces could occur in the piers and foundations, especially during a return period of a 2500-year earthquake. Therefore, the piers, foundations and fixed bearings had to be designed extraordinarily strong. However, when larger earthquakes occur, the bearings, piers and foundations are still vulnerable. The recent rapid developments in seismic technology and the performance-based design approach offer a better opportunity to optimize the transverse seismic design for the Sutong Bridge piers. The optimized design can be applied to the Sutong Bridge (as a retrofit), as well as other bridges. Seismic design alternatives utilizing viscous fluid dampers (VFD), or friction pendulum sliding bearings (FPSB), or transverse yielding metallic dampers (TYMD) are thoroughly studied in this work, and the results are compared with those from the current condition with fixed transverse supports and a hypothetical condition in which only sliding bearings are provided on top of the piers (the girder can move "freely" in the transverse direction during the earthquake, except for frictional forces of the sliding bearings). Parametric analyses were performed to optimize the design of these proposed seismic devices. From the comparison of the peak bridge responses in these configurations, it was found that both VFD and TYMD are very effective in the reduction of transverse seismic forces in piers, while at the same time keeping the relative transverse displacements between piers and the box girder within acceptable limits. However, compared to VFD, TYMD do not interact with the

  5. Evaluation of RC Bridge Piers Retrofitted using Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP)

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    For many long years, steel reinforcements have been considered as the only tool for concrete confinements and studied widely, but nowadays application of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) as an effective alternative is well appreciated. Many bridges have been constructed in the past that are necessary to be retrofitted for resisting against the earthquake motions. The objective of this research is evaluation of nonlinear behavior of RC bridge piers. Eight RC bridge piers have been modeled by ABAQUS software under micromechanical model for homogeneous anisotropic fibers. Also the Bilinear Confinement Model by Nonlinear Transition Zone of Mirmiran has been considered. Then types and angles of fibers and their effects on the final responses were evaluated. Finally, effects of retrofitting are evaluated and some suggestions presented

  6. Seismic bridge pier analysis for pile foundation by force and displacement based approaches

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    Singh NP.R.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Seismic analysis of bridge pier supported on pile foundation requires consideration of soil-pile-structure (kinematic and inertial interactions. This paper presents the design forces generated for bridge piers with varying height and constant diameter for medium and soft soils in earthquake probability zones considering contribution of soil-pile-structure interactions by developed analytical approaches. The results have shown that the difference in base shear demand between force based and displacement based approach and that between capacity spectrum and displacement based method in general decreases with the increase in slenderness ratio of the pier. The base shear demand by non-linear time history analysis has been found to be much higher compared to that by other methods. The relationship between height and pier cross-section has been developed for different soils and seismic zones such that the base shear demands by force based and displacement based method are of the same order. The overall value of the slenderness ratio works out to be such that failure of the pile shall be as a short column for both medium and soft soil.

  7. A Novel Structural Assessment Technique to Prevent Damaged FRP-Wrapped Concrete Bridge Piers from Collapse

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    Buyukozturk, Oral; Yu, Tzu-Yang

    2009-01-01

    Repairing deteriorated concrete bridge piers using externally wrapped fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have been proven as an effective approach. This technique has also been applied to low-rise building structures. Failures in FRP-wrapped concrete structures may occur by flexural failures of critical sections or by debonding of FRP plate from the concrete substrate. Debonding in the FRP/adhesive/concrete interface region may cause a significant decrease in member capacity leading to...

  8. Realistic modelling of the effects of asynchronous motion at the base of bridge piers

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    Frequently long-span bridges provide deep valley crossings, which require special consideration due to the possibility of local amplification of the ground motion as a consequence of topographical irregularities and local soil conditions. This does in fact cause locally enhanced seismic input with the possibility for the bridge piers to respond asynchronously. This introduces special design requirements so that possible out-of-phase ground displacements and the associated large relative displacements of adjacent piers can be accommodated without excessive damage. Assessment of the local variability of the ground motion due to local lateral heterogeneities and to attenuation properties is thus crucial toward the realistic definition of the asynchronous motion at the base of the bridge piers. We illustrate the work done in the framework of a large international cooperation to assess the importance of non-synchronous seismic excitation of long structures. To accomplish this task we compute complete synthetic accelerograms using as input a set of parameters that describes, to the best of our knowledge, the geological structure and seismotectonic setting of the investigated area. (author)

  9. Pier and contraction scour prediction in cohesive soils at selected bridges in Illinois

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    Straub, Timothy D.; Over, Thomas M.

    2010-01-01

    This report presents the results of testing the Scour Rate In Cohesive Soils-Erosion Function Apparatus (SRICOS-EFA) method for estimating scour depth of cohesive soils at 15 bridges in Illinois. The SRICOS-EFA method for complex pier and contraction scour in cohesive soils has two primary components. The first component includes the calculation of the maximum contraction and pier scour (Zmax). The second component is an integrated approach that considers a time factor, soil properties, and continued interaction between the contraction and pier scour (SRICOS runs). The SRICOS-EFA results were compared to scour prediction results for non-cohesive soils based on Hydraulic Engineering Circular No. 18 (HEC-18). On average, the HEC-18 method predicted higher scour depths than the SRICOS-EFA method. A reduction factor was determined for each HEC-18 result to make it match the maximum of three types of SRICOS run results. The unconfined compressive strength (Qu) for the soil was then matched with the reduction factor and the results were ranked in order of increasing Qu. Reduction factors were then grouped by Qu and applied to each bridge site and soil. These results, and comparison with the SRICOS Zmax calculation, show that less than half of the reduction-factor method values were the lowest estimate of scour; whereas, the Zmax method values were the lowest estimate for over half. A tiered approach to predicting pier and contraction scour was developed. There are four levels to this approach numbered in order of complexity, with the fourth level being a full SRICOS-EFA analysis. Levels 1 and 2 involve the reduction factors and Zmax calculation, and can be completed without EFA data. Level 3 requires some surrogate EFA data. Levels 3 and 4 require streamflow for input into SRICOS. Estimation techniques for both EFA surrogate data and streamflow data were developed.

  10. Seismic response of bridge pier on rigid caisson foundation in soil stratum

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    C. Tsigginos; N. Gerolymos; D. Assimaki; G. Gazetas

    2008-01-01

    An analytical method to study the seismic response of a bridge pier supported on a rigid caisson foundation embedded in a deep soil stratum underlain by a homogeneous half space is developed. The method reproduces the kinematic and inertial responses, using translational and rotational distributed Winkler springs and dashpots to simulate the soil-caisson interaction. Closed-form solutions are given in the frequency domain for vertical harmonic S-wave excitation. Comparison with results from finite element (FE) analysis and other available solutions demonstrates the reliability of the model. Results from parametric studies are given for the kinematic and inertial responses. The modification of the fundamental period and damping ratio of the bridge due to soil-structure interaction is graphically illustrated.

  11. Stability Analysis of Long-Span Continuous Rigid Frame Bridge with Thin-Wall Pier

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    HE Bo; SHI Ya-nan; ZHU Hong-ping; GUO Wen-zeng; CHEN Yong

    2008-01-01

    During cantilever cast in construction of high-pier and large-span continuous rigid frame bridges, structural stability in the longest cantilevered stage is very important. Based on a practical design case of a large-span continuous rigid frame bridge in Wuhan, the longest span stability coefficient is calculated with linear-buckling and nonlinear-buckling methods, respectively. The influences of both geometrical nonlinearity and the dual nonlinearity of material and geometry are considered. Numerical results indicate that the nonlinear solution is necessary to stability analysis because linear buckling loads axe much higher than those of nonlinear buckling. Thus, the edge fiber yield criterion is more convenient and faster than ultimate loading criterion when estimating nonlinear stability of structure, and can be used easily in the initial engineering design.

  12. Experimental and numerical investigation of the effect of different shapes of collars on the reduction of scour around a single bridge pier.

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    Afshin Jahangirzadeh

    Full Text Available The scour phenomenon around bridge piers causes great quantities of damages annually all over the world. Collars are considered as one of the substantial methods for reducing the depth and volume of scour around bridge piers. In this study, the experimental and numerical methods are used to investigate two different shapes of collars, i.e, rectangular and circular, in terms of reducing scour around a single bridge pier. The experiments were conducted in hydraulic laboratory at university of Malaya. The scour around the bridge pier and collars was simulated numerically using a three-dimensional, CFD model namely SSIIM 2.0, to verify the application of the model. The results indicated that although, both types of collars provides a considerable decrease in the depth of the scour, the rectangular collar, decreases scour depth around the pier by 79 percent, and has better performance compared to the circular collar. Furthermore, it was observed that using collars under the stream's bed, resulted in the most reduction in the scour depth around the pier. The results also show the SSIIM 2.0 model could simulate the scour phenomenon around a single bridge pier and collars with sufficient accuracy. Using the experimental and numerical results, two new equations were developed to predict the scour depth around a bridge pier exposed to circular and rectangular collars.

  13. Ultimate pier and contraction scour prediction in cohesive soils at selected bridges in Illinois

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    Straub, Timothy D.; Over, Thomas M.; Domanski, Marian M.

    2013-01-01

    The Scour Rate In COhesive Soils-Erosion Function Apparatus (SRICOS-EFA) method includes an ultimate scour prediction that is the equilibrium maximum pier and contraction scour of cohesive soils over time. The purpose of this report is to present the results of testing the ultimate pier and contraction scour methods for cohesive soils on 30 bridge sites in Illinois. Comparison of the ultimate cohesive and noncohesive methods, along with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) cohesive soil reduction-factor method and measured scour are presented. Also, results of the comparison of historic IDOT laboratory and field values of unconfined compressive strength of soils (Qu) are presented. The unconfined compressive strength is used in both ultimate cohesive and reduction-factor methods, and knowing how the values from field methods compare to the laboratory methods is critical to the informed application of the methods. On average, the non-cohesive method results predict the highest amount of scour, followed by the reduction-factor method results; and the ultimate cohesive method results predict the lowest amount of scour. The 100-year scour predicted for the ultimate cohesive, noncohesive, and reduction-factor methods for each bridge site and soil are always larger than observed scour in this study, except 12% of predicted values that are all within 0.4 ft of the observed scour. The ultimate cohesive scour prediction is smaller than the non-cohesive scour prediction method for 78% of bridge sites and soils. Seventy-six percent of the ultimate cohesive predictions show a 45% or greater reduction from the non-cohesive predictions that are over 10 ft. Comparing the ultimate cohesive and reduction-factor 100-year scour predictions methods for each bridge site and soil, the scour predicted by the ultimate cohesive scour prediction method is less than the reduction-factor 100-year scour prediction method for 51% of bridge sites and soils. Critical shear stress

  14. Assessment of Soil-Structure Interaction in Seismic Bridge Pier Analysis Using Force and Displacement Based Approaches

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    Singh, R. N. P.; Vinayak, Hemant Kumar

    2015-11-01

    The seismic analysis carried out assuming foundation to be perfectly rigid and bonded to the soil underneath is far from truth and therefore, the soil-structure interaction effect on the dynamic behavior of the bridge pier should be considered. The assessment of soil-structure effect on the design force generated has been estimated using Force based, Capacity Spectrum and Direct Displacement based methods considering fixed and flexible foundations. For this purpose a single cantilever bridge pier of constant diameter with varying heights has been considered for the analysis in different type of soils and earthquake zones. The study has revealed that soil-Structure Interaction index is negative in some cases, especially in soft soil, implying base shear demand being greater than that of fixed base contrary to the traditional views.

  15. Assessment of Soil-Structure Interaction in Seismic Bridge Pier Analysis Using Force and Displacement Based Approaches

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    Singh R N P

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available The seismic analysis carried out assuming foundation to be perfectly rigid and bonded to the soil underneath is far from truth and therefore, the soil-structure interaction effect on the dynamic behavior of the bridge pier should be considered. The assessment of soil-structure effect on the design force generated has been estimated using Force based, Capacity Spectrum and Direct Displacement based methods considering fixed and flexible foundations. For this purpose a single cantilever bridge pier of constant diameter with varying heights has been considered for the analysis in different type of soils and earthquake zones. The study has revealed that soil-Structure Interaction index is negative in some cases, especially in soft soil, implying base shear demand being greater than that of fixed base contrary to the traditional views.

  16. Investigation of chloride induced corrosion of bridge pier and life-cycle repair cost analysis using fiber reinforced polymer composites

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    Dhakal, Dinesh

    Bridges are the long term investment of the highway agencies. To maintain the required service level throughout the life of a bridge, a series of maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation (MRℝ) works can be performed. To investigate the corrosion deterioration and maintenance and repair practices in the bridge pier columns constructed in chloride-laden environment, a questionnaire survey was conducted within the 50 state Departments of Transportation (DOTs). Based on the survey data, two corrosion deterioration phases were identified. They were corrosion crack initiation phase and corrosion propagation phase. The data showed that the mean corrosion crack initiation phase for bridge pier column having cover of 50 mm, 75 mm, and 100 mm was 18.9 years, 20.3 years, and 22.5 years, respectively. The corrosion propagation phase starts after the corrosion crack initiation. The corrosion propagation is defined in a single term, corrosion damage rate, measured as percentage of area damaged due to corrosion cracking, spalling, and delamination. From the survey, the corrosion damage rate was found 2.23% and 2.10% in the bridge pier columns exposed to deicing salt water and exposed to tidal splash/spray, respectively. For this study, two different corrosion damage rates were proposed before and after the repair criteria for minor damage repair as practiced by DOTs. This study also presents the collected data regarding the corrosion effectiveness of using sealers and coatings, cathodic protection, corrosion inhibitors, carbon fiber/epoxy composites, and glass fiber/epoxy composites as maintenance and repair technique. In this study, the cost-effectiveness of wrapping carbon fiber/epoxy composites and glass fiber/epoxy composites in bridge pier columns constructed in a chloride-laden environment was investigated by conducting life-cycle cost analysis. As a repair work, externally bonded two layer of carbon fiber/epoxy and glass fiber/epoxy composites were installed by wet

  17. Nonlinear Stability Analysis of Long-Span Continuous Rigid Frame Bridge with Thin-Wall High Piers

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    Li Li; Peng Yuancheng; Long Xiaohong; Liao Ping

    2005-01-01

    By utilizing the current finite element program ANSYS, two types of finite element models (FEM), the beam model (BM) and shell model (SM), are established for the nonlinear stability analysis of a practical rigid frame bridge-Longtanhe Great Bridge. In these analyses, geometrical and material nonlinearities are simultaneously taken into account. For geometrical nonlinearity, updated Lagrangian formulations are adopted to derive the tangent stiffness matrix. In order to simulate the nonlinear behavior of the plastic hinge of the piers, the multi-lines spring element COMBIN39 is used in the SM while the bilinear rotational spring element COMBIN40 is employed in the BM. Numerical calculations show that satisfying results can be obtained in the stability analysis of the bridge when the double coupling nonlinearity effects are considered. In addition, the conclusion is significant for practical engineering.

  18. Estimation procedure of nonlinear maximum displacement response of steel bridge pier in seismic design; Kosei kyokyaku no dansosei saidai oto hen`i suiteiho ni tsuite

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    Nakajima, A. [Utsunomiya University, Tochigi (Japan); Miyama, D. [Metropolitan Expressway Public Corp., Tokyo (Japan); Otsuka, H. [Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Sato, T. [Ministry of Construction, Tokyo (Japan); Suzuki, M. [Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan)

    1997-07-21

    In this paper, in order to investigate an accuracy of the equal energy assumption which is often adopted in evaluating their nonlinear maximum displacement response in seismic design, parametric studies on elasto-plastic behavior of steel bridge pier are carried out. First, the comparison between the maximum displacement response of the steel bridge pier evaluated by the equal energy assumption and the one obtained by the elasto-plastic dynamic response analysis shows that there is a quite difference between them. Secondly, an estimation procedure of the maximum displacement response of the steel pier employing an equivalent SDOF system with bilinear restoring characteristics is proposed and its efficiency is confirmed. 15 refs., 13 figs., 1 tab.

  19. Investigation on brittle fracture of high bridge pier by Hyogoken-Nanbu earthquake; Hyogoken nanbu jishin ni yori chukokan ramen kyokyaku ni shojita zeisei hakai o gen`in chosa

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    Eto, O.; Mihara, T. [Kubota Corp., Osaka (Japan); Miki, C. [Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1998-04-21

    During the Hyogoken-nanbu earthquake, Ikuta Bridge for railway was not broken but severely damaged. The steel bridge piers were fractured. The Ikuta Bridge was constructed with two steel rigid frames at its ends and two reinforced concrete rigid frames at its center with a three-span 50 m long steel girder in 1967. During the earthquake, the steel pier at the western end was moved in 1 m toward north, and the movable support and pier at the western end were fractured. At the eastern end, the fixed support and the pier were not damaged, but the RC pier of the support base was fractured. To clarify the cause of damages and the fracture mechanism, dynamic response analysis, static elasto-plastic analysis, observations of fracture faces, and material tests were carried out. As a result, it was considered that the brittle fracture of centrifugal cast steel bridge piers of Ikuta Bridge was caused by the horizontal impact exceeding the bearing force for fractures over the piers after the initial fracture of movable support at the western end. From the observations of fracture faces, peeling tests of paints, and hardness tests, it was suggested that the fractures of cast steel piers were initially generated at the yield stress level. 3 refs., 16 figs., 6 tabs.

  20. Structural response of circular concrete filled tube piers in integral bridges

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    Kovac, Borisa

    2010-01-01

    Nowadays most of the bridges are designed with movable joints and bearings. They are used to allow for bridge deck displacements produced by: expansion and contraction of the bridge deck due to temperature changes, breaking or accelerating forces of vehicles and by long term changes of concrete such as creeping and shrinking. Joints and bearings are susceptible to durability problems and require maintenance and replacements. In order to reduce the maintenance costs and to lower the init...

  1. CFRP加固受损桥墩的抗震性能试验研究%Experimental Research on Seismic Performance of Strengthening Damaged Bridge Pier with CFRP

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    吴刚; 丁明波

    2013-01-01

    以某城市立交工程为背景,建立桥墩缩尺模型,完成CFRP加固前后模型墩的拟静力破坏试验,分析研究模型墩加固前后的滞回曲线、骨架曲线、刚度退化曲线和能力耗散系数曲线.研究表明,采用CFRP加固受损桥墩,可有效恢复桥墩抗震性能,甚至得到提高,加固效果明显.%The experimental research is based on an interchange engineering of a city, where two scale models of bridge pier are built. Pseudo-static test is conducted to damage the scale model and strengthened the model with CFRP. The hysteretic curve, skeleton curve, stiffness degradation curve and energy dissipation coefficient curve of the scale model and strengthened model are analyzed. The experimental research shows that the seismic performance of bridge pier model can be recovered under the CFRP strengthening technology, and the capacity even can be enhanced The strengthening effect is obvious.

  2. 矮墩桥梁的抗震设计与计算%Seismic Design and Calculation of Short Pier Bridge

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    宿其连

    2014-01-01

    以3×30m连续梁桥为例,在桥墩高度为5m时,建立该桥的三维有限元模型。桥梁主梁和桥墩通过弹性连接来模拟桥梁支座,考虑土和桩基的相互作用,通过土弹簧来模拟,并在桥梁横向和纵向两个方向输入地震作用。采用反应谱法进行分析。%This is a study on the building of the three-dimensional finiteelement model. It takes the continuous beam bridge which is 3í30m in length and 5m in height as an example. The bridge bearings are supposed to be constructed by elastic connect-ion of the bridge girder and pier. To take the bridge as a whole, the interaction between soil and pile foundation should be put into consideration. Soil spring is used to simulate the model, and the seismic effect is input in horizontal and vertical direction of the bridge. The data are analyzed by response spectrum method.

  3. 高架桥薄壁空心高墩施工%Construction Organizational Design for High Hollow Thin-wall Pier of Viaduct Bridge

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    冯世敏

    2014-01-01

    PJ-200 Cantilever formwork ( climbing formwork ) and big steel formwork lifted with tower crane ( turnover formwork construction) have been adopted for the construction of high hollow thin-wall pier of Hewei Bridge at Km:253+353 of Lechang-Guangzhou Expressway, which has achieved good economic benefits.%乐昌至广州高速公路K253+353河尾大桥薄壁空心高墩施工组织设计采用PJ-200悬臂模板(即爬模施工)和塔吊提升大块钢模的方法施工(即翻模施工)相结合的方式,取得了较好的经济效益。

  4. Cause Analysis and Disposal Advice on Crack in Huzhun Second-tier Bridge Pier Tray and Top Hat%呼准二线桥墩托盘顶帽裂缝成因分析及处置意见

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    徐华鑫

    2014-01-01

    With No.1 bridge pier in the inner Mongolia Coal railway as background , based on top hat crack dis-tribution in bridge pier tray , digital resiliometer was used for detecting concrete strength in crack densely-strewn area, supersonic detector was used for detecting width and depth of crack , and finally ANSYS is applied for pre-stress analysis .Through analysis on crack distribution and results from ANSYS , some advices are put forward to strengthen the No .1 bridge pier .%以内蒙古地方铁路呼准运煤专用线1号桥墩为背景,根据桥墩顶帽托盘的裂缝分布情况,采用数显回弹仪测试裂缝分布严重区域的混凝土强度,用超声波检测仪对裂缝的宽度和深度做了检测,通过有限元软件ANSYS对出现裂缝的区域做了应力分析。根据现场观察到的裂缝分布情况和有限元分析的结果,提出了对1号墩的加固和处置意见。

  5. Seismic response analysis for pier of continuous gird bridge in passenger railway%客运专线连续梁桥墩地震反应分析

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    王存国

    2012-01-01

    This paper studies continuous bridge on a span of (60 + 100 +60)m, the finite element software was used to build the whole model that considering pile-soil-stucture interaction. The spectrum response method and the time-history analysis were adopted to calculate the seismic response. The result were compared in detail and the influence of foundation stiffness for seismic response was analyzed, the result shows that the foundation stiffness has more influence on seismic response of pier.%以(60+100+60)m连续梁为研究对象,用有限元软件建立了该桥考虑桩土效应作用的全桥模型,采用反应谱法及时程分析法分析结构地震响应,并对其结果进行比较,同时分析基础刚度对地震反应的影响,结果表明基础刚度对桥墩地震反应影响较大。

  6. Influence of hydrodynamic pressure on seismic response of bridge piers in deep water%动水压力作用对深水桥墩地震响应的影响

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    黄信; 李忠献

    2011-01-01

    Hydrodynamic pressure on bridge piers would occur during water-pier interaction under earthquakes.The influence of hydrodynamic pressure on the seismic response of bridge piers is studied.Hydrodynamic pressure formula is established using both the Morison equation method and the radiation wave theory.The influence of hydrodynamic pressure on the seismic response of bridge piers is studied and the two methods are compared.The influence of hydrodynamic pressure on the seismic response of a pier with pile foundation is analyzed with consideration of soilstructure interaction and bidirectional earthquake action.The results indicate that the dynamic characteristics of pier changed and the seismic response is augmented because of the hydrodynamic pressure effect, and this effect becomes more significant with the increase of the relative water depth.For piers with wider upstream face, the influence of hydrodynamic pressure from the Morisen equation is obviously larger than that from the radiation wave theory.The action of hydrodynamic pressure decreases if the soil-structure interaction is considered, but the influence of hydrodynamic pressure cannot be ignored.The influence of hydrodynamic pressure will be enhanced under bidirectional earthquake action.In conclusion, the influence of hydrodynamic pressure on the seismic response of piers needs to be considered in seismic analysis of large bridge piers in deep water.%地震激励下水与桥墩的相互作用会对桥墩产生动水压力,本文研究动水压力作用对深水桥墩地震响应的影响,对提高深水桥墩长大桥梁的抗震安全性尤为重要.分别采用Morison方程和辐射波浪理论,建立了动水压力计算方法,分析了动水压力作用对桥墩地震响应的影响,并比较了两种方法计算的动水压力对桥墩地震响应影响的差异;分析了考虑土一结构相互作用时以及双向地震作用下动水压力作用对桩基桥墩地震响应的影响.研究表明:

  7. 碳纤维增强复合材料修复震后玻璃纤维增强复合材料管钢筋混凝土桥墩柱抗震性能试验%EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION ON THE SEISMIC BEHAVIOR OF SEVERE EARTHQUAKE-DAMAGED GFRP TUBED REINFORCED CONCRETE BRIDGE PIERS REPAIRED WITH WRAPPED CFRP SHEETS

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    王清湘; 王轩

    2011-01-01

    In order to investigate the seismic behavior of earthquake-damaged GFRP (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer) tubed reinforced concrete bridge piers repaired with wrapped CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced polymer or plastics) sheets, four GFRP tubed RC bridge piers repaired with wrapped CFRP sheets were tested under repeat low cyclic load. The hysteresis loops, skeleton curves, ductility and energy dissipation ability of the repaired RC bridge piers were compared with those of the original piers. Research show that the bearing capacity and ductility of the repaired bridge piers can be restored or even improved.%为了研究碳纤维增强复合材料(CFRP)修复震后玻璃纤维增强复合材料(GFRP)管混凝土桥墩柱的抗震性能,对4根CFRP修复震后破坏GFRP管混凝土桥墩柱进行拟静力试验,对比修复后钢筋混凝土桥墩柱与原型桥墩柱的滞回曲线、骨架曲线、延性和耗能能力。试验结果表明,修复后的墩柱承载力和延性指标均能得到较好的恢复甚至提高。

  8. Analysis of Influence Factors of Structure Stability for SingleColumn Pier Continuous Girder Bridge%独柱墩连续梁桥的稳定影响因素分析

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    吴玉华; 蔡若红; 杨育人

    2011-01-01

    Taking the case of Jinhua-Taizhou section of zhuyong highway, 23 simulation models of single-column pier continuous girder bridge were established by MIDAS finite element program. The major factors which would affect the stability of curved girder bridge, such as the radius of curvature, the length of bridge, the space between two bearings and the offset distance of bearing placed on the single-column pier etc. The results show that the radius of curvature has great effect on the negative counter-force of bearing. The bearing separation is likely to occur when the radius of curvature is less than 200 m and the length of bridge is greater than 100 m. That the appropriate layout offset distance of bearing and enlargement of the space between bearings can assure lower possibility of bearing separation and enhance the ability of bridge performance against overturning.%以诸永高速金华台州段工程为例,采用MIDAS有限元分析程序,构建了23座独柱墩连续箱梁桥的仿真模型,系统分析和总结了影响弯梁桥稳定性的主要影响因素,如曲率半径、桥梁长度、联端支座间距、独柱墩支座预设偏心等.结果表明:桥梁曲率半径对支座负反力影响很大,当曲率半径小于200 m,桥梁长度大于100 m时较易发生支座脱空现象;增大联端支座间距,合理设置支座偏心距,可减小支座出现脱空的可能性,提高桥梁的抗倾覆能力.

  9. Application of the Turn-over Formwork in the Construction of the High Bridge Pier in Mountainous Region%浅谈翻板模在山区桥梁高墩施工中的应用

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    彭玉军

    2014-01-01

    四川雅砻江卡拉至杨房沟水电站交通专用公路洪水沟大桥桥墩施工时,利用2台10 t缆索吊吊运材料、设备,墩侧安装塔吊提升桥墩模板,缓冲溜管配合混凝土输送泵浇筑混凝土。安全、快速地完成了墩柱施工,保证工程质量,加快施工进度。该技术对其他类似工程具有借鉴作用。%In the construction of the pier of the accommodation road bridge for hydropower traffic (Hongshuigou Bridge) from Kala to Yangfanggou along Yalong River in Sichuan, two cable cranes with the lifting capacity of 10 tonnages were used to lift the materials and instruments while the pier formwork was lifted by the tower crane alongside and the concreting was done by the buffer chute and the concrete pump. The construction was completed fast and safely and will provide reference for other similar projects.

  10. Cause Analysis on Crack in Railway Bridge Pier Tray and Its Reinforcement Method%铁路桥梁桥墩托盘裂缝原因分析及加固方案

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    邵建国; 王起才

    2011-01-01

    文章基于宁夏灵武黄河特大桥桥墩托盘的裂缝调查情况,利用有限元模型从力学角度分析了托盘裂缝产生的原因,提出了预应力筋、碳纤维布、预应力筋+碳纤维布三种加固方案,并对比分析了各方案的加固效果。%Based on the crack investigation bridge pier tray of Ningxia Lingwu Huanghe Bridge,the article uses finite element model to analyze the formation of crack.It also proposes three reinforcement plan such as prestress reinforcing steel,carbon fiber sheet and steel + fiber sheet,and compares their performance.

  11. The Reliability Analysis of Ship Collision with Thin-Walled High Bridge Pier Based on the Finite Element%基于概率有限元的船撞薄壁高桥墩可靠性分析

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    包龙生; 李亮; 于玲; 石玉洪; 张肇红

    2011-01-01

    目的 对大跨径连续刚构桥薄壁高墩施工期间船撞荷载作用下进行可靠性计算及敏感性分析,得到薄壁高墩在船撞荷载下的可靠概率.方法 采用ANSYS有限元软件提供的APDL语言与求解可靠度的Monte-Carlo法相结合,通过对随机输入变量的抽样,对船舶撞击薄壁高墩进行可靠性计算,并对设计参数进行敏感性分析.结果 在置信度为95%时,薄壁高墩在船撞荷载作用下的可靠性为100%;船撞荷载的变异性对最大应力的相关系数最大为0.2916.结论 利用Monte-Carlo法中的拉丁超立方抽样方法计算桥梁的可靠度能够真实反映出桥梁的可靠性,该方法具有较高的效率和使用价值.%This paper aims at analyzing the reliability and sensitivity of ship collision with thin-walled high pier during the span continuous rigid frame bridge construction. And the structural failure caused by the potential risk can be calculated. Combined the APDL language in the finite element software ANSYS with Montecarlo method about reliability solution, the reliability of ship against thin-walled high pier was calculated and the parameters' sensitivity was analyzed through the sampling of random input variables. In the confidence level of 95% ,the reliability of the thin-walled high pier with ship collision loads is 100%. And the variation of ship collision loads on the correlation coefficient of maximum stress is 0.2916, which is the biggest. The reliability of the bridge calculated by Latin hypercube sampling method of Montecarlo method can reflect reliability of the bridge truly. The method has high efficiency and value.

  12. 嘉绍大桥主墩双壁钢围堰施工技术%Construction Techniques of Double-Wall Steel Cofferdams for Main Piers of Jiashao Bridge

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    宋华清; 唐衡; 林道锦

    2012-01-01

    The main shipping channel bridge of the Jiashao Bridge is a steel box girder cable-stayed bridge with six pylons and four cable planes and the six pile caps of the main piers of the bridge were constructed by the double-wall steel cofferdams. The maximum diameter of the cofferdams is 43. 65 m, the spacing distance between the inner and outer walls of a cofferdam is 1. 5 m, the height of the cofferdam is 26 m and additionally a cofferdam was also provided with eight groups of the combined guiding and positioning devices (guiding piles-sliding steel brackets) arranged in a center-tocenter symmetric way. All cofferdams were manufactured piece by piece in the workshop and at a pier site, the assembling platform for the cofferdam was set up in between the steel casings and platform piles and the cofferdam was well assembled in one time by the gantry carne, using the pier site assembling construction technology. The cofferdam was then lowered down by the sinking system synchronously controlled by computer and was sunk down in place by the aid of the unbalanced ballast and the "inverse pan" dredging. Practice proves that the six cofferdams for the main piers of the bridge have been finally smoothly sunk down in place. The plan deviations of the cofferdams are 50~90 mm and the perpendicularity is less than 1/400, which all satis.fy the relevant requirements in the codes.%嘉绍大桥主航道桥为六塔四索面钢箱梁斜拉桥,6个主墩承台均采用双壁钢围堰方案施工.钢围堰最大直径43.65m,内、外壁间距1.5m,高26 m,以中心对称的方式布设8组组合导向定位装置(导向桩+滑动钢牛腿).钢围堰在加工场内分片制作,在钢护筒与平台桩间搭设拼装平台,采用原位拼装工艺,利用龙门吊一次组拼成型;采用计算机同步控制下沉系统下放,辅以不均衡配载和“倒锅底形”吸泥工艺下沉到位.实践证明,该桥6个主墩钢围堰均顺利下沉到位,平面偏位50~90 mm

  13. Prototype bridge pier and loading tests on a full-scale model of preloaded and prestressed reinforced soil embankment; Preloaded prestressed hokyo moritsuchi no jisshiko kyokyaku to jitsubutsudai mokei eno saika shiken

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    Uchimura, T.; Tatsuoka, F. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan); Koseki, J.; Sato, T.; Kodaka, T. [The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan). Institute of Industrial Science; Takeyama, M. [Railway Technical Research Institute, Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-07-01

    Soil-banked structures, although generally inexpensive and flexibly corresponding to basic ground changes, are insufficient in strength and rigidity, tending to vibrate and subside when attacked by an earthquake. Preloading/prestressing-reinforced soil embankment is under study, in an attempt to reinforce the structures. This paper presents the field test results with the PLPS-reinforced pier for Umade Bridge in the Shinokuri Railway in Kyushu, and also presents the laboratory test results with a repeatedly loaded full-scale model in Chiba Laboratory. The field test results have demonstrated that the preloaded embankment has much improved rigidity, sufficiently allowing creep-subsidence by preloading alone, and that PLPS can greatly control both immediate and creep subsidence. The laboratory test results have suggested that repeated loading may release prestress as a result of accumulated residual subsidence. Several potential proposals should be substantiated in the future. 4 refs., 9 figs.

  14. Seismic Damage Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Piers Based on Beam-Column Elements%基于梁柱单元的钢筋混凝土桥墩地震损伤分析

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    李正; 李忠献

    2011-01-01

    Faria-Oliver model is a simple and effective damage model for concrete.The uniaxial version of the FariaOliver damage model was proposed in the present paper.Meanwhile, the modification of Faria-Oliver model was introduced to describe the unilateral effect of concrete more properly.In addition, the material subroutines i.e.the modified Menegotto-Pinto model for reinforcing steel and the uniaxial modified Faria-Oliver model for concrete were implemented into VUMAT and the equivalent modeling strategy of fiber model was established within the FEA software ABAQUS.Furthermore, the numerical simulations of a cyclic loading test and a shaking table test of the reinforced concrete (RC) bridge piers were conducted.The results of the numerical simulations agreed well with the experimental ones.The present study indicates that the aforementioned uniaxial constitutive models and the equivalent modeling strategy of fiber model are effective and the seismic analysis of RC bridge piers using beam-column elements not only has a high computational efficiency but also provides information about seismic damage evolution.%Faria-Oliver模型是一个简单而有效的混凝土损伤模型.基于Faria-Oliver模型提出了混凝土单轴损伤模型,且加以修正以更好地模拟混凝土单边效应;在ABAQUS软件平台上,编制了含有钢筋修正Menegotto-Pinto模型和混凝土单轴修正Faria-Oliver损伤模型的用户材料子程序VUMAT,建立了纤维模型等效模拟方法;分别模拟了一钢筋混凝土桥墩试件的循环加载试验和一钢筋混凝土桥墩试件的振动台试验,模拟结果与试验结果基本吻合.研究表明:本文所给出的单轴本构模型及纤维模型等效模拟方法有效、适用;基于梁柱单元的钢筋混凝土桥墩地震损伤分析不仅计算效率高而且提供了地震损伤演化过程信息,具有较强的工程实用性.

  15. 粘钢加固损伤混凝土箱型桥墩的抗震性能Ⅱ:动力响应数值分析%Anti-seismic properties of damaged concrete bridge piers with hollow cross-section strengthened with adhering steel platesⅡ:numerical analysis on seismic dynamic responses

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    邓江东; 宗周红; 黎雅乐; 刘爱荣

    2013-01-01

    The flexibility method and the fiber model were used to numerically simulate the earth-quake dynamic response of the damaged concrete bridge piers with hollow cross-section strengthened with adhering steel plates.The performance index,such as the seismic forces at the piers bottom, pier top displacement and residual stiffness,were analyzed,and on the basis of model tests the seis-mic mechanics behaviors of the strengthened piers were comprehensively studied.The analysis re-sults show that the failure modes of the strengthened bridge piers under the earthquake actions are al-so displayed as the occurrences of plastic hinge in the superior margin of the steel plates,which coin-cides with the pier model testing results.The comparison of the seismic performances before and af-ter strengthening validates the effectiveness of the strengthening method with steel plates of making new plastic hinge.The effects of the initial damage degree,steel plate thickness and slenderness rati-os on the seismic safety degrees of the bridge piers are small.However,when the axial compression ratio is large,the seismic safety degrees decrease quickly.%针对具有初始弯曲损伤的粘钢加固混凝土箱型桥墩,采用柔度法和纤维模型,进行了系统的地震动力响应数值模拟计算,分析了地震作用下加固桥墩的地震剪力、墩顶位移、剩余刚度等性能指标,并在拟静力试验的基础上综合研究其抗震加固力学行为。分析结果表明,地震荷载作用下地震中桥墩仍然发生加固钢板上缘产生塑性铰的破坏模式,与拟静力试验结果一致。加固前后桥墩抗震性能的对比结果表明,经粘钢加固形成新塑性铰的加固方式可有效增强桥墩的抗震能力。初始损伤程度、加固钢板厚度和长细比等对加固桥墩抗震安全度的影响较小。大轴压情况下,安全度快速降低。

  16. 差动和波浪力激励下海床-桩-墩-桥的地震弹塑性:原理、方法、程序与智能建模%ELASTO-PLASTICITY ANALYSIS OF BRIDGE ACCOUNTING FOR SPATIAL VARIABILITY OF EARTHQUAKE MOTIONS AND BRIDGE PILE-PIERS-SOIL INTERACTION: THEORY, METHOD, PROGRAM AND INTELLIGENT MODELLING

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    柳国环; 练继建; 燕翔

    2015-01-01

    Numerical studies on seismic responses of a long-span bridge pier-pile-soil system relate with the following several aspects:the reasonability and convenience of the finite element model for a long-span bridge pier-pile-soil system,the validity of approach for multi-point earthquake motions at underground locations,the wave force and effect of hydrodynamic pressures-induced added mass;and multi-source visco-elastic artificial boundary conditions.Firstly,the essential difference between the long-span bridge pier-pile-soil system with and without artificial boundary conditions is expounded and pointed out.Then,a feasible and effect path for the inversion of earthquake motions is given and proposed,accounting for spatial variability,at under-ground location from ground surface,and the corresponding visible program called MEMS_c (Multiple Earthquake Motions Simulation_c) is further developed successfully.Further,a visual program named WFS (Wave Force Simulation) is developed and illustrated based on the wave force and its spectral characteristics for small-scale structures.At last,in order to improve the efficiency and flexibility of preprocessor,a quick workflow for establishing numerical modeling is presented and the visual modeling tool Foundation 2013.6 is developed.The content involves theory and practicability.It can be directly applied to the follow-up engineering.%跨海大跨桥梁体系在地震作用下的弹塑性数值模拟涉及四个问题:1)海床(地基)-桩-墩-桥建立整体模型的合理性便捷性;2)地下地基位置多点地震动反演途径的有效性;3)波浪力和水动附加质量;4)无限域地基被有限域地基代替后,粘弹性人工透射边界及其多源性.首先,阐述并指出了有无粘弹性人工透射边界下,土-结构体系地震差动输入模型的激励输入模式的本质区别;然后,提出了一种有效的地基位置具有空间变异性的地震差动反演途径,并据此成功开

  17. 安庆长江铁路大桥主墩大型深水基础施工方案与关键技术%Construction Scheme and Key Construction Techniques for Large Deepwater Foundations of Main Piers of Anqing Changjiang River Railway Bridge

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    农代培; 季跃华; 徐炳法

    2012-01-01

    宁安铁路安庆长江铁路大桥主桥为双塔多跨连续钢桁梁斜拉桥,该桥3号、4号墩均采用高桩承台基础.为解决桩基汛期施工风险大和3号墩深水无覆盖层斜岩面环境下桩基施工平台搭建难题,经方案比选,3号、4号墩基础采用先围堰(直径56 m)后平台的双壁钢围堰施工方案.施工中采取了以下关键技术:3号墩围堰采用气囊法下河,4号墩围堰采用整体起吊下河;围堰采用无导向船重锚锚碇系统定位;采用活动插板法快速完成了斜岩面围堰底缺口封堵;围堰采取了分区封底施工.%The main bridge of Anqing Changjiang River Railway Bridge on Nanjing-Anqing Railway is a double-pylon and multi-span continuous steel truss girder cable-stayed bridge and the main piers No. 3 and No. 4 of the bridge are supported on the elevated pile cap foundations. To cope with the problems that the construction risk of the pile foundations would be high in the flood period and the setting-up of the working platform would be difficult for the foundation of the Pier No. 3 on the inclined rock surface in deepwater and without overburden, it was determined through comparison that the construction scheme of building the circular double-wall steel boxed cofferdams (each being 56 m in diameter) for the Piers No. 3 and No. 4 first and setting up the platforms late would be adopted. In the process of the construction, the following key techniques were applied, I. E. The cofferdam for the Pier No. 3 was launched to the river by the air bag method and the cofferdam for the Pier No. 4 was integrally lifted down to the river. Both the cofferdams were positioned at the pier sites by the heavy anchor anchorage systems without utilizing the guiding barges. The opening at the bottom of the cofferdam on the inclined rock surface was fast blockaded by the movable inserted steel plate method and the bases of the two cofferdams were sealed by tremie concrete in areas.

  18. Design of Main Pier Foundations for Guyumen Channel Bridge of Pingtan Strait Rail-cum-Road Bridge%平潭海峡公铁两用大桥鼓屿门航道桥主墩基础设计

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    孙英杰; 梅新咏

    2016-01-01

    平潭海峡公铁两用大桥鼓屿门航道桥采用主跨364 m的钢桁混合梁斜拉桥方案,桥址区水深流急、风大涌险、潮大浪高、地质复杂、冲刷严重、航道等级高、有效作业时间短。为适应该桥桥址气象、水文、地质等条件,考虑通航安全、技术可行及工程经济性等要求,确定采用高桩承台方案,并对φ3.0m、φ4.0m、φ4.5m钻孔桩基础方案进行比选,确定选用φ4.5m钻孔桩基础方案,按先平台后吊箱围堰的顺序施工。大直径桩基础中各桩采用单独配筋设计;防撞结构由吊箱围堰、V形防撞梁及联结系组成,采用可拆卸式设计,并在围堰外壁设置消波孔;钻孔桩采用KTY5000型动力头钻机,并配制PESF935型中压空压机循环排渣,利用泥浆护壁、锲齿或球齿滚刀钻头钻具切削岩面成孔;采用内径406 mm的单导管法施工水下C45混凝土。%The Guyumen Channel Bridge of the Pingtan Strait Rail‐cum‐Road Bridge adopts the scheme of a steel truss hybrid girder cable‐stayed bridge with a main span of 364 m .The construc‐tion of the bridge is constrained by the complex geological and hydrological conditions at the bridge site ,including deep water ,strong currents ,heavy winds ,hazardous torrents ,high tides and tur‐bulent waves ,severe scour ,high grade of navigational channel and tight efficient operation time . To suit the meteorological ,hydrological and geological conditions at the bridge site ,by considering the safety and technical feasibility and engineering economy ,it was determined that the elevated pile cap scheme be adopted .The pile foundations formed of bored piles respectively with 3 .0 m , 4 .0 m and 4 .5 m diameters were compared ,and the foundation scheme of 4 .5 m diameter bored piles was finally chosen .The foundation was constructed following the sequence of constructing the platform first and then the suspended box cofferdam .For the

  19. Generalized fragility curves for bearing-supported skew bridges, for arbitrary angle of incidence of the seismic action

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    Moschonas, I. F.; Kappos, A. J.

    2011-01-01

    In a previous work by the authors and their co-workers an analytical methodology for the derivation of seismic fragility curves for bridges was proposed. Bridges were classified into three main categories according to their seismic energy dissipation mechanism: bridges with yielding piers of the column type, bridges with bearings and non-yielding piers of the wall type, and bridges with bearings and yielding piers of the column type. Then, damage states were defined using deck displacement at...

  20. 高墩大跨连续刚构桥顶推合龙控制技术研究%Study of Control Techniques for Closure of Long-Span Continuous Rigid-Frame Bridge with High-Rise Piers by Pushing

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    魏建斌; 魏家乐; 马玲

    2014-01-01

    高墩大跨连续刚构桥通常采用悬臂浇筑法施工,合龙控制难度较大,以国家高速公路包头至茂名线(G65)陕西境内铜川至黄陵公路某连续刚构桥为背景,对顶推合龙控制技术进行研究。结合顶推合龙的关键工序及要求,采用有限元软件建立该桥有限元模型,计算收缩徐变、高温合龙产生的墩顶顺桥向位移规律和墩身刚度、约束情况对顶推力的影响规律,得到收缩徐变和高温合龙会造成梁体缩短和墩顶顺桥向位移,合龙前进行顶推可有效解决该问题;顶推力受墩身刚度、约束情况的影响较大,也将产生较大的结构响应,应进行严格控制;依据分析结果及相关经验确定了合理的顶推力及合龙控制参数。控制结果表明:顶推合龙技术有效达到了补偿收缩徐变和高温合龙产生的顺桥向位移的目的,该桥最终合龙误差满足要求,控制精度较高。%Long-span continuous rigid-frame bridges are usually constructed by cantilever cast-ing method , w hich brings great challenges to the control of closure . A continuous rigid-frame bridge on the Tongchuan to Huangling Highway in Shaanxi Province which belongs to part of the Baotou-Maoming National Highway (G65) was taken as the background to study the control tech-niques for the closure of the bridge of this type by pushing .Combined with the key construction procedure and demands of the closure carried out by pushing ,the finite element software was used to build the finite element model of the bridge ,so as to calculate the law of pier top displacement along the bridge length under the effect of concrete shrinkage and creep and high-temperature clo-sure as well as the influential law of the pier shaft stiffness and constraint condition on the pushing force .It is concluded that concrete shrinkage and creep and high-temperature closure can result in the girder shortening and pier top displacement

  1. 粘钢加固损伤混凝土箱型桥墩的抗震性能Ⅰ:双向拟静力试验%Anti-seismic properties of damaged concrete bridge piers with hollow box-section strengthened with adhering steel plates Ⅰ:bi-directional quasi-static test

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    宗周红; 邓江东; 黎雅乐; 刘爱荣

    2013-01-01

    11 scaled models of reinforced concrete bridge piers with hollow box-section were de-signed and fabricated in the lab.Bi-directional quasi-static tests for these scaled pier models strength-ened with adhering steel plates were carried out.Several seismic performance indicators, such as load-displacement hysteretic and skeleton curves, ductility, degradation of rigidity, and energy dissi-pation were investigated.The experimental results show that all the strengthened piers present typical flexural failure modes, and plastic hinge appears in the superior margin of steel plates in stead of in the bottom for piers without strengthening.The improvement of anti-seismic properties exhibits that it was an effective method to change the plastic hinge position by adhering steel plates.The load ca-pacity and the lateral rigid along the strong axis direction are greater, while the energy dissipation a-long the weak axis direction is stronger.The hysteretic curves of the weak axis exhibit notable pinch effects.The initial damage only has small effect on the degradation of rigidity and energy dissipation of the strengthening piers.Meanwhile, the changes of axial compression ratio and slenderness ratio have a great impact on the seismic performance.With the increase of the axial compression ratio, the carrying capacity, the ductility performance and energy dissipation of models increase, but the ulti-mate displacement decreases.With the decrease of the slenderness ratio, the carrying capacity of piers strengthened with adhering steel plates increases;however the ultimate deformation capacity de-creases, while the degradation of rigidity becomes more serious.%设计制作了11个钢筋混凝土箱型截面桥墩缩尺模型,对其进行了粘钢加固后的双向拟静力试验,分析了加固桥墩的荷载位移滞回曲线、骨架曲线、延性能力、刚度退化和耗能能力等。结果表明,加固墩柱均发生以弯曲破坏为主的延性破坏,破坏塑性

  2. Numerical and Experimental Study on Seismic Performance of Bridge Piers by Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete%钢纤维混凝土桥墩抗震性能数值模拟与试验

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    张于晔; 魏红一; 袁万城

    2013-01-01

    基于纤维模型的有限元分析技术,采用考虑钢纤维影响的混凝土材料模型和考虑黏结-滑移效应的钢筋材料模型,建立了在反复荷载作用下普通混凝土和钢纤维增强混凝土桥墩的非线性有限元模型.采用数值分析方法得到钢纤维体积分数、配箍率和钢纤维混凝土区高度对钢纤维混凝土桥墩模型滞回曲线、骨架曲线和延性性能等抗震能力的影响规律,并与试验结果进行了对比.结果表明:数值模拟与拟静力试验结果基本一致,呈现出相似的规律性;钢纤维可部分代替箍筋的抗震作用,在一定范围内随着钢纤维体积分数的增加,桥墩试件的抗震性能增强;在桥墩局部采用钢纤维混凝土,可达到与整体采用钢纤维混凝土相近的抗震能力.%The nonlinear finite element models of concrete piers under cyclic loading were established with the analytical method of fiber model.The concrete material model with a consideration of the effect of steel fiber and the steel material model with a consideration of the bond-slip effect were adopted.The influences of steel fiber volume fraction,stirrup ratio and the height of steel fiber reinforced concrete(SFRC) region on seismic capacity of the piers,such as hysteretic characteristics,skeleton curves and ductility,were obtained by the numerical analysis.The comparison numerical results were compared with the test results.The results show that the simulation results of seismic response are basically identical with the pseudo-static test results; parts of the stirrups' roles of seismic resistance can be substituted by the addition of steel fibers,and the seismic capacity of concrete piers is improved with the increase of steel fiber content in a certain range; similar seismic capacity can be sustained when the piers are constructed with a local or a whole application of SFRC.

  3. Seismic Response Analysis of Continuous Multispan Bridges with Partial Isolation

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    Tubaldi, E; Dall’Asta, A.; Dezi, L.

    2015-01-01

    Partially isolated bridges are a particular class of bridges in which isolation bearings are placed only between the piers top and the deck whereas seismic stoppers restrain the transverse motion of the deck at the abutments. This paper proposes an analytical formulation for the seismic analysis of these bridges, modelled as beams with intermediate viscoelastic restraints whose properties describe the pier-isolator behaviour. Different techniques are developed for solving the seismic problem....

  4. Docks and Piers, Fishing Piers in, Published in unknown, Manatee County Information Services Dept..

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Docks and Piers dataset as of unknown. It is described as 'Fishing Piers in'. Data by this publisher are often provided in State Plane coordinate system; in a...

  5. MULTIPHASE BLASTING OF THE BRIDGE ACROSS THE DRENICA RIVER

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    Branko Božić

    1989-01-01

    The construction of new bridges on the sites of the existing ones require demolition of the old bridge. Due to closeness of newly erected bridge elements the fundations of old bridges are demolished by multiphase blasting process. The blasting of the piers and anchorages of the bridge across 'the Drenica river carrying the Balačevac—Goleš industrial railway was done in four phases. The piers and anchorages of a new bridge and its construction elements have been erected before (the paper is pu...

  6. 公安长江公铁两用特大桥4号墩基础施工关键技术%Key Techniques for Construction of Foundation of Pier No .4 of Gong′an Changjiang River Rail-cum-Road Bridge

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    房保华

    2015-01-01

    T he main bridge of Gong′an Changjiang River Rail‐cum‐Road Bridge is a steel truss girder cable‐stayed bridge with double pylons and with span arrangement (98+182+518+182+98) m .The foundation of Pier No .4 of the bridge is the one of bored piles plus pile cap ,of which the piles are in variable diameters of 2 .8 m/3 .1 m ,the numbers of the piles are totally 36 and the pile cap ,designed in the rounded end shape ,is 58 .4 m long ,33 .6 m wide and 6 m high and is em‐bedded in the riverbed .The foundation of the pier was constructed by the scheme of double‐wall steel boxed cofferdam in the sequence that the cofferdam was set up first ,the working platform was late ,the boring of the piles was carried out first and the base sealing of the cofferdam was late and the pile cap was concreted finally .In the construction of the foundation ,the following key techniques were applied .The first lift of the cofferdam (68 .2 m long ,40 m wide and 16 m high) was integrally launched to the river by the air bag method .The first lift of the cofferdam ,the in‐ternal support trusses of the cofferdam and the steel casings at the pier site were used to form a semi‐floating boring platform .The bored piles were constructed by the air lifting reverse circula‐tion boring aided by the bored hole wall mud protection .At the time the construction of the bored piles was completed ,the cofferdam was lowered down ,the height of the cofferdam was extended , the water was pumped into the cofferdam ,the dredging inside the cofferdam was carried out and the cofferdam was sunk down .After the cofferdam was sunk down in place to the designed eleva‐tion and the base of the cofferdam was sealed in areas .The water inside the cofferdam was pumped out and the pile cap was finally concreted in two layers according to the workmanship of massive concrete .%公安长江公铁两用特大桥主桥为(98+182+518+182+98) m双塔钢桁梁斜拉桥,该桥4号主墩采用2.8m

  7. Shaking Table Tests of Curved Bridge considering Bearing Friction Sliding Isolation

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    Lei Yan

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Specific to severe damage to curved bridges in earthquakes caused by the excessive force of the fixed bearings and piers, a new seismic design method on curved bridges considering bearing friction sliding isolation is proposed in this paper. Seismic model bridge and isolation model bridge with similarity ratio of 1/20 were made and the shaking table comparison test was conducted. The experimental results show that the isolation model curved bridge suffered less seismic damage than the seismic model curved bridge. The fundamental frequencies of the seismic model bridge and isolation model bridge decreased and the damping ratio increased with the increase of seismic intensity. Compared with seismic curved bridge, the maximum reduction rates of peak acceleration along the radial and tangential directions on the top of pier of the isolation model curved bridge were 47.3% and 55.5%, respectively, and the maximum reduction rate of the peak strain on the bottom of pier of the isolation model curved bridge was 43.4%. For the isolation model curved bridge, the maximum reduction rate of peak acceleration on the top of pier was 24.6% compared with that on the bottom of pier. The study results can provide experimental basis for the seismic design of curved bridges.

  8. Ultimate Flexural Capacity of Unbounded Prestressed Concrete Pier

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    Wang Hui-li

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Based on the plastic-hinge method, the influence of different factors on the ultimate flexural capacity is analyzed, including relationship between the ultimate bearing capacity and prestressing tendon area, the regular reinforcement area, the strength of concrete and other influence factors. The results show that, the increase in the area of regular reinforcement and the strength of concrete can enhance the ultimate flexural capacity. Moreover, the ultimate bending moment increases first and then decreases, with the increasing of the prestressing tendon. Thus, the most effective method to increase the ultimate flexural capacity of prestressed concrete bridge pier is to increase regular reinforcement ratio, and to control the number of prestressing tendon simultaneously.

  9. A pier-scour database: 2,427 field and laboratory measurements of pier scour

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    Benedict, Stephen T.; Caldwell, Andral W.

    2014-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey conducted a literature review to identify potential sources of published pier-scour data, and selected data were compiled into a digital spreadsheet called the 2014 USGS Pier-Scour Database (PSDb-2014) consisting of 569 laboratory and 1,858 field measurements. These data encompass a wide range of laboratory and field conditions and represent field data from 23 States within the United States and from 6 other countries. The digital spreadsheet is available on the Internet and offers a valuable resource to engineers and researchers seeking to understand pier-scour relations in the laboratory and field.

  10. Structural behavior and design criteria for bridge strengthening by tied arch. Comparison with network arch bridges

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    Valenzuela, Matías A.; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon

    2013-01-01

    This study focuses on a new strengthening method of continuous bridges with several spans that present extensive damage in their foundation/piers due to scour and erosion. The method consists on the construction of a new upper steel arch with a network hanger's arrangement over the original deck with the aim to hang the existing deck to the new arch. The deck is acting as a tie in the new structural configuration. This allows to remove the damaged foundations/piers, deriving on an arch bridge...

  11. Ship collisions against wind turbines, quays and bridge piers

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    Pedersen, Preben Terndrup

    2013-01-01

    expressions are derived for the maximum values of collision forces and energy released for local crushing. The expressions are derived for arbitrary impact locations and they are well suited for application in risk analysis procedures. Numerical results show that for piled towers the structural flexibility...

  12. Structural safety monitoring for Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge

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    黄方林; 何旭辉; 陈政清; 曾储惠

    2004-01-01

    In order to evaluate objectively and accurately the integrity, safety and operating conditions in real time for the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, a large structural safety monitoring system was described. The monitoring system is composed of three parts: sensor system, signal sampling and processing system, and safety monitoring and assessment system. Combining theoretical analysis with measured data analysis, main monitoring contents and layout of measuring points were determined. The vibration response monitoring was significantly investigated. The main contents of safety monitoring on vibration response monitoring are vibration of the main body of the Nanjing Yangtze river bridge, collision avoidance of the bridge piers, vibration of girders on high piers for the bridge approach and earthquake. As a field laboratory, the safety monitorying system also provides information to investigate the unknown and indeterminate problems on bridge structures and specific environment around bridges.

  13. 高桥墩的稳定性计算%Calculating on stability of high pier

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    李轲

    2009-01-01

    通过对桥梁高桥墩边界条件的分析,建立了以板式橡胶支座为弹性支承的压杆计算模型,导出了在该计算模型下结构临界荷载的计算公武,通过对广东北江特大桥主墩进行稳定性分析和墩身参数分析,得到了桥墩高度与稳定系数的对应关系,对今后类似的设计工作有一定的参考作用.%Through analyzes the limit situation of high pier, the paper establishes rubber bearing plate in elastic support for the calculation mod-el of the bar, derives calculating formula of structure's limit loading ability under the mode. Through analysis on stability and pier body's pa-rameter of Beijiang super huge bridge in Guangdong, it derives relationship between height and stability of the pier, and thus provides guidance for such kind of construction.

  14. FBG sensor networks for the estimation of boundary shear stress around the novel piers

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    Lü, Chengang; Zhang, Ruifeng; Li, Kejia; Wu, Xing; Ge, Chunfeng

    2010-10-01

    The paper reports results obtained from a field test site in structural monitoring-a "test-to-failure," measuring strain using Fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) sensor networks on a novel drilled concrete test pier in Huaihe river zone,Anhui province,China. To undertake the study, FBG-based sensors were chosen ,metallic recoated ,steel-tube packaged , and incorporated with steel rebars in this concrete structure. The sensors were interrogated using a compact system based on wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) and F-P scanning approach. Throughout the test, the FBG sensors were continuously monitored, the incremental increases in the strain caused by boundary shear stress could be seen. The sensors were able to follow the resulting induced changes in load of over a range in excess of 2.5M Newton just prior to failure of the pier and representing extreme levels of strain for such a novel mechanical structure. The measurements made with the FBG-based system were found to be in agreement with the changes expected in the structure, produced by the self-balanced loading applied. The study has demonstrated the successful use of FBG sensor networks used in a test of this root type pier foundation, consequently made assessment about the health and security of the highway bridge.

  15. Abutments influence in the dynamic response of bridges

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    Martínez Cutillas, Antonio; Gómez Lera, Sagrario; Alarcón Álvarez, Enrique

    1996-01-01

    A simplified analytical model of a short span bridge is proposed. The inertial interaction effects of pier foundations and abutments has been included in order to evaluate the response sensitivities to different soil-structure interaction variables. The modification of natural frequency and damping properties is shown for typical short span bridges of the integral deck-abutment type for longitudinal vibrations or general bridges for the transverse ones.

  16. Effect of nonlinearity of restrainer and supports on the elasto-plastic seismic response of continuous girder bridge

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    Wang Changfeng

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available During an earthquake, the nonlinearity of the bridge structure mainly occurs at the supports, bridge piers and restrainers. When entering nonlinear stage, members of the bridge structure affect the elasto-plastic seismic response of the whole structure to a certain extent; for multi-span continuous bridges, longitudinal restrainers can be installed on the movable piers to optimise the distribution of seismic force and enable the movable piers to bear a certain amount of seismic effect. In order to evaluate the effect of nonlinearity of restrainer and supports on the elasto-plastic seismic response of continuous girder bridge, analytical models of continuous girder bridge structure considering the nonlinearity of movable supports, restrainers and bridge piers were built and the nonlinear time history analysis was conducted to evaluate the effect of nonlinearity of restraining devices and supports on the elasto-plastic seismic response of continuous girder bridge. Relevant structural measures and recommendation were made to reduce the seismic response of the fixed piers of the continuous girder bridge.

  17. Simulation of the Whole Process of Ship-Bridge Collision

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    刘建成; 顾永宁

    2002-01-01

    The simulation of the whole ship-bridge collision process can be effectively carried out by nonlinear dynamic finiteelement method. Based on the simple description of the theory, a scenario of a 40000 DWT oil tanker colliding with abridge across the Yangtze River is designed for simulation. The technology of structure modeling and the determination ofrelated parameters are introduced. The deformation of the bulb bow, the history of collision force change, the exchange ofcollision energy and the stress distribution of the bridge pier are described in detail, which are of great value to bridge de-sign and bridge pier damage estimation, Some mechanical characters in the process of ship-bridge collision are described.More accurate results can be produced by finite element method than that by empirical formulas and simplified analyticalmethods.

  18. 33 CFR 118.70 - Lights on swing bridges.

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    2010-07-01

    ... (draw pier protection piers) and each end of the piers protecting the pivot pier (pivot protection pier... side of the pivot pier and the channel side of each draw pier which has a protection pier will be... navigable channel passes on only one side of the pivot pier of any swing span, the District Commander...

  19. 18 CFR 1304.204 - Docks, piers, and boathouses.

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    2010-04-01

    ... structures due to extreme water level fluctuations. Roofs over docks or piers to provide shade are allowed on... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Docks, piers, and boathouses. 1304.204 Section 1304.204 Conservation of Power and Water Resources TENNESSEE VALLEY...

  20. On Construction Technology of High Pier Sliding Model%浅谈高墩滑模施工技术

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    杨晓军

    2014-01-01

    With the development of economy, China's highway and bridge construction develop rapidly. In order to meet market demand, the bridge structure is now becoming more and more complicated, high pier bridge so does. At present, China's high highway usually through the mountainous and hilly areas with form of long tunnel, bridge with high pier and long span combined. Comparing the common template pouring, the pouring of concrete sliding model construction has good advantages of continuity, high speed, good quality, low consumption of materials etc. Combined with the potential problems of similar construction projects often appear like "terrain","construction period", "safety" and other problems, this paper discusses the high pier construction of Fenhe River Bridge, introduces the structural design calculation and load of high pier bridge pier sliding mode, analyses the measurement and correction measures for high pier bridge sliding model construction process, key points of quality control and assurance measures in detail, aims to improve the construction technology of sliding model construction in the future. And some corresponding policy suggestions are proposed so as to provide reference for high pier sliding model construction.%随着经济的不断发展,我国的公路、桥梁建设事业发展迅速。为了适应市场需求,如今的桥梁结构日趋复杂,高墩柱桥梁更是比比皆是。目前,我国高等级公路多采用长大隧道、高墩大跨度桥梁相结合形式穿越山岭重丘区。滑模施工浇筑混凝土相对于常规模板浇筑具有连续性好,进度快,质量好,材料消耗少等诸多优点。本文以汾河特大桥高墩施工为背景展开论述,结合同类建设工程中常出现的“地形复杂”、“工期紧张”、“安全风险大”等难题,对高墩柱桥梁墩柱滑模的结构设计及荷载计算做介绍,对高墩柱桥梁滑模施工过程中测量及纠

  1. Theology and practice in Piers Plowman

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    D. Levey

    1995-05-01

    Full Text Available The fourteenth-century English poem Piers Plowman, by William Langland, tells of a quest for and pilgrimage to Truth, or God. The poem is lengthy and diffuse, and evidences Langland’s keen interest in philosophy, theology, politics, social conditions and apocalyptic literature, to mention only some areas. Underlying all, however, is a concern with the practical living-out of abstruse doctrinal concepts in everyday life. This essay explores certain characters and concepts which embody the doctrine and practice of charity, in order to demonstrate the interweaving of theory and practice which characterizes Langland at his best.

  2. Improvement on design analyses of composite steel-concrete bridges using elaborate finite element methods

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    Jaturong Sanguanmanasak

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, three-dimensional finite element analysis of composite steel-concrete bridges is performed to simulate theactual bridge behavior. The accuracy of the model is verified against the results acquired from a field test. Thai trucks are loaded at possible locations of the bridge in order to obtain the maximum stresses on the bridge. The influences of concrete barriers, the displacement of bridge piers, and the Young’s modulus of concrete are then discussed, to reveal the actual behavior of the steel-concrete composite bridge. The reactions at the bearings on the bridge piers are also evaluated and discussed in this conjunction. Good agreement is obtained between the models and loading tests to show that the finite element model can aid engineers in design practices.

  3. A novel bridge scour monitoring and prediction system

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    Valyrakis, Manousos; Michalis, Panagiotis; Zhang, Hanqing

    2015-04-01

    Earth's surface is continuously shaped due to the action of geophysical flows. Erosion due to the flow of water in river systems has been identified as a key problem in preserving ecological health but also a threat to our built environment and critical infrastructure, worldwide. As an example, it has been estimated that a major reason for bridge failure is due to scour. Even though the flow past bridge piers has been investigated both experimentally and numerically, and the mechanisms of scouring are relatively understood, there still lacks a tool that can offer fast and reliable predictions. Most of the existing formulas for prediction of bridge pier scour depth are empirical in nature, based on a limited range of data or for piers of specific shape. In this work, the use of a novel methodology is proposed for the prediction of bridge scour. Specifically, the use of an Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) is proposed to estimate the scour depth around bridge piers. In particular, various complexity architectures are sequentially built, in order to identify the optimal for scour depth predictions, using appropriate training and validation subsets obtained from the USGS database (and pre-processed to remove incomplete records). The model has five variables, namely the effective pier width (b), the approach velocity (v), the approach depth (y), the mean grain diameter (D50) and the skew to flow. Simulations are conducted with data groups (bed material type, pier type and shape) and different number of input variables, to produce reduced complexity and easily interpretable models. Analysis and comparison of the results indicate that the developed ANFIS model has high accuracy and outstanding generalization ability for prediction of scour parameters. The effective pier width (as opposed to skew to flow) is amongst the most relevant input parameters for the estimation. Training of the system to new bridge geometries and flow conditions can be achieved by

  4. Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction in Bridge Abutments

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    Martínez Cutillas, Antonio; Mateo Bermejo, J.; Alarcón Álvarez, Enrique

    1996-01-01

    Strong motion obtained in instrumental short-span bridges show the importance of the abutments in the dynamic response of the whole structure. Many models have been used in order to take into account the influence of pier foundations although no reliable ones have been used to analyse the abutment performance. In this work three-dimensional Boundary Element models in frequency domain have been proposed and dimensionless dynamic stiffness of standard bridge abutments have been obtained.

  5. Docks and Piers, Pier point, line, and polygon locations within Iredell County, NC, Published in 2005, 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, Iredell County GIS.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Docks and Piers dataset, published at 1:2400 (1in=200ft) scale, was produced all or in part from Orthoimagery information as of 2005. It is described as 'Pier...

  6. Cezi Island Crude Pier Put into Operation Successfully

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    Wang Jiangge; Liu Haijun; Diao Feng

    2006-01-01

    @@ On Feb. 25th, 2006, the 300,000-ton Cezi Island Pier,a State key construction project was finished. It began to receive crude oil smoothly. Cezi Island was one of the largest crude oil piers in China at present. Its putting into operation will enable the Ningbo - Shanghai - Nanjing pipeline network double its total transmitting capacity to reach 40 million tons a year.

  7. Pier Luigi Nervi architetture voltate Verso nuove strutture

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    Solomita, Pasqualino

    2012-01-01

    L’ingegner Pier Luigi Nervi (1891-1979), progettista, costruttore e teorico del “Costruire Correttamente”, ha intrapreso un proprio esclusivo percorso professionale che ha decretato negli anni una notevole fortuna critica fino a un sostanziale oblio dopo la sua morte. La presente ricerca di dottorato intende approfondire le tematiche legate a una significativa tipologia strutturale che ha contrassegnato il percorso professionale di Pier Luigi Nervi: le architetture voltate. Cupole, vol...

  8. Study on the Spatial Stress of the Chongqing Yangtze River Bridge in China

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    Yan Li

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Continuous rigid-frame bridges are usually used in building bridges with long span and high piers. It is characterized by the consolidation between piers and beams in the middle of bridge piers and flexible bridge piers in the lower part. Among all the factors, curvature has the most obvious influence on the stress of curved continuous rigid-frame bridge, because of which, the curved beam bridge produces coupling effect of bending moment and receives complicated stress, leading to the deformation such as torsion and displacement of radial direction. No matter it is the castscaffold construction or cantilever construction, for continuous rigid-frame bridges, considering that after the long term creep of concrete, structure stress tends to be in a drop-frame state, so it is necessary to know the mechanical properties of the finished bridge. Taking the Chongqing Yangtze River Bridge as an example, this paper mainly analyzes the internal forces and deformations of a finished curved continuotus rigid-frame bridge by establishing a spatial finite element model with Midas Civil 2006 software and by changing the model’s radius of curvature. The results show that as the curvature increases, the vertical deformation and torsion angle of the long-span curved continuous rigid-frame bridge are both reduced under the effect of a dead load and prestressed load, presenting mechanical properties of bridge, namely, “coupling effect of bending moment”. In the model analyzed, the deformation of the bridge in the transverse direction also behaves a trend of gradual decrease with an increase in radius of curvature with the range 500–2000 m.

  9. The mechanics of ship impacts against bridges

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    Pedersen, Preben Terndrup; Zhang, Shengming

    1998-01-01

    information is introduced in a mathematical model for estimation of the return period for collisions with bridge piers and girders. A new mathematical model is thereafter presented for calculation of the energies released for crushing of structures given a specific collision scenario which may include a...... glancing blow between the ship and the bridge structure. This model is based on rigid body mechanics and well suited for inclusion in a probabilistic analysis procedure. Finally, some empirical expressions are presented which relate the energy absorbed by crushing of ship structures to the maximum impact...

  10. Near-fault directivity pulse-like ground motion effect on high-speed railway bridge

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    陈令坤; 张楠; 蒋丽忠; 曾志平; 陈格威; 国巍

    2014-01-01

    The vehicle-track-bridge (VTB) element was used to investigate how a high-speed railway bridge reacted when it was subjected to near-fault directivity pulse-like ground motions. Based on the PEER NAG Strong Ground Motion Database, the spatial analysis model of a vehicle-bridge system was developed, the VTB element was derived to simulate the interaction of train and bridge, and the elasto-plastic seismic responses of the bridge were calculated. The calculation results show that girder and pier top displacement, and bending moment of the pier base increase subjected to near-fault directivity pulse-like ground motion compared to far-field earthquakes, and the greater deformation responses in near-fault shaking are associated with fewer reversed cycles of loading. The hysteretic characteristics of the pier subjected to a near-fault directivity pulse-like earthquake should be explicitly expressed as the bending moment-rotation relationship of the pier base, which is characterized by the centrally strengthened hysteretic cycles at some point of the loading time-history curve. The results show that there is an amplification of the vertical deflection in the girder’s mid-span owing to the high vertical ground motion. In light of these findings, the effect of the vertical ground motion should be used to adjust the unconservative amplification constant 2/3 of the vertical-to-horizontal peak ground motion ratio in the seismic design of bridge.

  11. Research on Fairway Width Design in Curved Bridge Waters Channel

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    Chi Hong-Fu

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Bridge construction can promote economic development but if the bridge layout is unreasonable, it would hinder ship’s safety navigation in the bridge area. There is little reference for fairway width design about curved bridge channel in 〈〈inland river navigation standards〉〉 of China. In this study, a fairway width design method in curved bridge channel was put forward by taking into account the scope of turbulent scope of pier, ship’s track width, drifting distance due to wind, drifting distance due to current, the scope of ship’s safety field and additional width in curved channel. The fairway width design concept for curved bridge channel presented in this studyit may provide reference for bridge design and other fairway layout.

  12. Bridge? What's a Bridge?

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    Gutsche, George

    1996-01-01

    Considers the metaphor of the "bridge" as it applies to Russian-language courses at the university level. The article examines broader curricular issues of technology, innovation, and outside pressures on language teaching. (22 references) (CK)

  13. Continuous lift piers: Damage repair and response during subsidence

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    A series of test foundations damaged during a longwall mining operation were left with permanent tilt, curvature, and substantial cracking. Two of the foundations were releveled using continuous lift piers. The continuous lift piers removed the tilt and curvature and significantly reduced the width of the foundation cracks. Following the releveling of the foundations, an adjacent longwall panel was mined, resulting in additional subsidence, although of smaller magnitude. The response of the releveled foundations was monitored and compared with the response of a footing that was not releveled. Although the continuous pier system does not strengthen the structure and distortion was observed during the second event, the system permitted the deformations to be removed in a few hours

  14. 78 FR 32274 - Scorpion Pier Replacement Project, Channel Islands National Park, Santa Barbara County, California

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    2013-05-29

    ... National Park Service Scorpion Pier Replacement Project, Channel Islands National Park, Santa Barbara... analysis process for the proposed replacement and potential relocation of the existing Scorpion Pier at..., Attn: Scorpion Pier Project, 1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, CA 93001 or electronically to...

  15. 48 CFR 52.247-40 - Ex Dock, Pier, or Warehouse, Port of Importation.

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    2010-10-01

    ... Warehouse, Port of Importation. 52.247-40 Section 52.247-40 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL... Provisions and Clauses 52.247-40 Ex Dock, Pier, or Warehouse, Port of Importation. As prescribed in 47.303-12..., pier, or warehouse, port of importation: Ex Dock, Pier, or Warehouse, Port of Importation (APR 1984)...

  16. 76 FR 1521 - Security Zone: Fleet Industrial Supply Center Pier, San Diego, CA

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    2011-01-11

    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA87 Security Zone: Fleet Industrial Supply Center Pier, San... Fleet Industrial Supply Center Pier. The pier is no longer owned by the U.S. Navy and the existing... of the San Diego Bay, San Diego, CA. The existing security zone is around the former Fleet...

  17. Railroad Bridges

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    Department of Homeland Security — Bridges-Rail in the United States According to The National Bridge Inspection Standards published in the Code of Federal Regulations (23 CFR 650.3), a bridge isA...

  18. Modular hybrid pier : fender system short term tests

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    Lee, Jerry Jing Peng

    2008-01-01

    The floating modular hybrid pier (MHP) is a multi-level reinforced concrete structure that was developed as an alternative to traditional fixed pile-supported pier structures. A test structure was constructed to investigate the actual performance of the structure. To maintain its position in the bay, four Trellex MV1000x900B rubber fenders are mounted to the structure and face the sides of a mooring shaft. In addition to resisting the typical wind, wave, and tidal forces, they must be able to...

  19. Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975) / Andres Ehin

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    Ehin, Andres, 1940-2011

    2006-01-01

    Itaalia filmilavastajast ja kirjanikust Pier Paolo Pasolinist. Sisaldab ka tema luuletusi "Laul kirikukellast", "Saladus", "Olen rõõmus", "Varastatud päevad", "Tuhat üheksasada nelikümmend neli", "Tuhat üheksasada nelikümmend viis"

  20. The development of iron British piers in the XIX century. The discovery of new materials

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    González-García de Velasco, C.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available In this article, the authors study the decadence of wood piers along XIX century, mainly because of problems inherent to the attacks of invertebrates. Soon, the wood structures will be substituted by iron ones, appearing two extraordinary materials, cast iron and wrought iron. Cast iron was a material with a great compression resistance, but weak for traction and flexion. It was not welding, but its resistance to the corrosion was notable, because of it, was very used at piles of British sea piers. On the contrary, wrought iron offered high conditions for traction and flexion, so it appeared like a very useful material to make girders and joists, but suffering the problem of a lack of resistance to corrosion. The combination of both materials supposed a great success in the construction of bridges and piers, since 1850.

    Se estudia en el presente artículo cómo los embarcaderos de madera iban languideciendo a partir de mediados del siglo XIX, aquejados especialmente por los ataques de invertebrados. Pronto, en los embarcaderos británicos, la madera iba a ser sustituida por el hierro, en la versión de dos nuevos materiales, la fundición y el hierro forjado. La fundición poseía una gran resistencia a la compresión, aunque poca a la tracción y a la flexión. Tampoco permitía la soldabilidad, pero presentaba un comportamiento magnífico frente a la corrosión, siendo muy utilizada para pilares en los nuevos embarcaderos. El hierro forjado presentaba menor resistencia a la corrosión pero, en cambio, ofrecía altas prestaciones a tracción y flexión, lo que lo hacía muy valioso para su colocación en vigas y forjados en los muelles. De la combinación de ambos materiales resultó el gran éxito habido en la construcción de puentes y embarcaderos metálicos, a partir de 1850.

  1. Extension of direct displacement-based design methodology for bridges to account for higher mode effects

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    Kappos, A. J.; Gkatzogias, K.I.; Gidaris, I.G.

    2013-01-01

    An improvement is suggested to the direct displacement-based design (DDBD) procedure for bridges to account for higher mode effects, the key idea being not only the proper prediction of a target-displacement profile through the effective mode shape (EMS) method (wherein all significant modes are considered), but also the proper definition of the corresponding peak structural response. The proposed methodology is then applied to an actual concrete bridge wherein the different pier heights and ...

  2. GFRP seismic strengthening and structural heath monitoring of Portage Creek Bridge concrete columns

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    Located in Victoria British Columbia (BC), Canada, the Portage Creek Bridge is a 124m long, three-span structure with a reinforced concrete piers and abutments on H piles. The bridge was designed prior to the introduction of current bridge seismic design codes and construction practices. Therefore it was not designed to resist the earthquake forces as required by today's standards. The bridge is on a route classified as a Municipal Disaster Route scheduled to be retrofitted to prevent collapse during a design seismic event, with a return period of 475 years (i.e., an event with 105 probability of exceedance in 50 years). Conventional materials and methods were used to retrofit most of the bridge. The dynamic analysis of the bridge predicted the two tall columns of Pier No. 1 will form plastic hinges under an earthquake resulting an additional shear to the short columns of Pier No. 2. A non-liner static pushover analysis indicated the short columns will not be able to form plastic hinges prior to failure in shear. The innovative solution of Fiber Reinforced Polymer wraps (FRPs) was chosen to strengthen the short columns for shear without increasing the moment capacity. The FRP wraps and the bridge were instrumented as one of 36 demonstration projects across Canada sponsored by ISIS (Intelligent Sensing for Innovative Structure) Canada, federally funded Network of Centers of Excellence, to access the performance of FRP and the use of FOS (Fiber Optic Sensors) for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). The two columns of the bridge pier were strengthened with GFRP (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer) wraps with eight bi-directional rosette type strain gauges and four long gauge fiber optic sensors attached to the outer layer of the wraps. In addition, two 3-D Crossbow accelerometers are installed on the pier cap above the columns and a traffic web-cam mounted above the deck at the pier location. The data is collected through high sped internet line to an interactive web page

  3. Statistical Analysis of Ship Collisions with Bridges in China Waterway

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    DAI Tong-yu; NIE Wu; LIU Ying-jie; WANG Li-ping

    2002-01-01

    Having carried out investigations on ship collision accidents with bridges in waterway in China, a database of ship collision with bridge (SCB) is developed in this paper. It includes detailed information about more than 200 accidents near ship's waterways in the last four decades, in which ships collided with the bridges. Based on the information a statistical analysis is presented tentatively. The increase in frequency of ship collision with bridges appears, and the accident quantity of the barge system is more than that of single ship. The main reason of all the factors for ship collision with bridge is the human errors, which takes up 70%. The quantity of the accidents happened during flooding period shows over 3~6 times compared with the period from March to June in a year. The probability follows the normal distribution according to statistical analysis. Visibility, span between piers also have an effect on the frequency of the accidents.

  4. Analytical Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Pier and Cast-in-Steel-Shell Pile Connection Behavior considering Steel-Concrete Interface

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    Jiho Moon

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The seismic design of bridges may require a large-diameter deep pile foundation such as a cast-in-steel-shell (CISS pile where a reinforced concrete (RC member is cast in a steel casing. In practice, the steel casing is not considered in the structural design and the pile is assumed to be an RC member. It is partially attributed to the difficulties in evaluation of composite action of a CISS pile. However, by considering benefits provided by composite action of the infilled concrete and the steel casing, both the cost and size of CISS pile can be reduced. In this study, the structural behavior of the RC pier and the CISS pile connection is simulated by using an advanced 3D finite element (FE method, where the interface between the steel and concrete is also modeled. Firstly, the FE model is verified. Then, the parametric study is conducted. The analysis results suggest that the embedment length and the friction coefficient between the steel casing and the infilled concrete affect the structural behavior of the RC pier. Finally, the minimum embedment length with reference to the AASHTO design guideline is suggested considering the composite action of the CISS pile.

  5. Seismic Response Analysis of Continuous Multispan Bridges with Partial Isolation

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    E. Tubaldi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Partially isolated bridges are a particular class of bridges in which isolation bearings are placed only between the piers top and the deck whereas seismic stoppers restrain the transverse motion of the deck at the abutments. This paper proposes an analytical formulation for the seismic analysis of these bridges, modelled as beams with intermediate viscoelastic restraints whose properties describe the pier-isolator behaviour. Different techniques are developed for solving the seismic problem. The first technique employs the complex mode superposition method and provides an exact benchmark solution to the problem at hand. The two other simplified techniques are based on an approximation of the displacement field and are useful for preliminary assessment and design purposes. A realistic bridge is considered as case study and its seismic response under a set of ground motion records is analyzed. First, the complex mode superposition method is applied to study the characteristic features of the dynamic and seismic response of the system. A parametric analysis is carried out to evaluate the influence of support stiffness and damping on the seismic performance. Then, a comparison is made between the exact solution and the approximate solutions in order to evaluate the accuracy and suitability of the simplified analysis techniques for evaluating the seismic response of partially isolated bridges.

  6. Myocardial Bridging.

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    Yuan, Shi-Min

    2016-02-01

    Myocardial bridging is rare. Myocardial bridges are most commonly localized in the middle segment of the left anterior descending coronary artery. The anatomic features of the bridges vary significantly. Alterations of the endothelial morphology and the vasoactive agents impact on the progression of atherosclerosis of myocardial bridging. Patients may present with chest pain, myocardial infarction, arrhythmia and even sudden death. Patients who respond poorly to the medical treatment with β-blockers warrant a surgical intervention. Myotomy is a preferred surgical procedure for the symptomatic patients. Coronary stent deployment has been in limited use due to the unsatisfactory long-term results. PMID:27074276

  7. Myocardial Bridging

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    Shi-Min Yuan

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Myocardial bridging is rare. Myocardial bridges are most commonly localized in the middle segment of the left anterior descending coronary artery. The anatomic features of the bridges vary significantly. Alterations of the endothelial morphology and the vasoactive agents impact on the progression of atherosclerosis of myocardial bridging. Patients may present with chest pain, myocardial infarction, arrhythmia and even sudden death. Patients who respond poorly to the medical treatment with β-blockers warrant a surgical intervention. Myotomy is a preferred surgical procedure for the symptomatic patients. Coronary stent deployment has been in limited use due to the unsatisfactory long-term results.

  8. Piers Harris and Coopersmith Measure of Self-Esteem: A Comparative Analysis

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    Lynch, Mervin D.; Foley-Peres, Kathleen D.; Sullivan, Stefanie S.

    2008-01-01

    The purposes of this study were to see if the items from the Piers Harris Self Concept Scale and the Coopersmith Self Esteem Inventory had construct and predictive validity. Items used in this study were 50 items from the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory and 80 items from the Piers Harris Self-Concept Scale. Construct measures were obtained using…

  9. 48 CFR 47.303-12 - Ex dock, pier, or warehouse, port of importation.

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    2010-10-01

    ... warehouse, port of importation. 47.303-12 Section 47.303-12 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL..., pier, or warehouse, port of importation. (a) Explanation of delivery term. Ex dock, pier, or warehouse... in the warehouse at the specified port of importation. (b) Contractor responsibilities....

  10. 77 FR 35862 - Safety Zone; Fleet Week Maritime Festival, Pier 66 Elliott Bay, Seattle, WA

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    2012-06-15

    ... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 Safety Zone; Fleet Week Maritime Festival, Pier 66 Elliott Bay... Guard will enforce the Fleet Week Maritime Festival's Pier 66 Safety Zone in Elliott Bay, WA from 8 a.m... Guard will enforce the Safety Zone for the Fleet Week Maritime Festival in 33 CFR 165.1330 on August...

  11. An innovative steel-concrete joint for integral abutment bridges

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    Bruno Briseghella

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Integral abutment bridges are becoming rather common, due to the durability problems of bearings and expansion joints. At the same time, among short- and medium-span bridges, multi-beam steel-concrete composite deck with hot-rolled girder is an economical and interesting alternative to traditional pre-stressed concrete solutions. The two concepts can be linked together to design integral steel-concrete composite bridges with the benefits of two typologies. The most critical aspect for these bridges is usually the joints between deck and piers or abutments. In this paper, an innovative beam-to-pier joint is proposed and a theoretical and experimental study is introduced and discussed. The analyzed connection is aimed at combining general ease of construction with a highly simplified assembly procedure and a good transmission of hogging and sagging moment at the supports in continuous beams. For this purpose, the traditional shear studs, used at the interface between steel beam and upper concrete slab, are also used at the ends of steel profiles welded horizontally to the end plates. To better understand the behaviour of this kind of joints and the roles played by different components, three large-scale specimens were tested and an FE model was implemented. The theoretical and experimental results confirmed the potential of the proposed connection for practical applications and indicated the way to improve its structural behaviour.

  12. Durability performance of concrete bridge piers made with metakaolin and latex mixes

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    Camões, Aires; Cruz, Paulo J.S.; Jalali, Said; Ferreira, Rui Miguel, ed. lit.; Cunha, P. J.

    2004-01-01

    Requirements for assessment of structural performance based on a combination of concrete strength and reinforcement cover seems to be insufficient to provide adequate durability of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. Under these circumstances, the construction industry is expected to generalize the use of higher quality concrete with an enhanced or even high performance. This paper summarizes the main results of several tests to assess the durability performance of dif...

  13. A Proposal for 4000m-span Cable-stayed Suspension Bridge

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    Haijun Wang

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available This study proposed a compound bridge of suspension bridges and cable-stayed bridges with 4000 m super-long-span over the Tsugaru Strait, Japan. Near to the main towers, cable-stayed bridges and prestressed concrete decks are proposed. It is helpful to enhance rigidity and endure the great axial compression force. In the center of the span, suspension bridges and steel box decks are stiffened by trusses, it can reduce self-weigh and the space between girders, thus contribute to aero-elastic stability. RCFT main tower, RC shell pier and RCFT jacket foundation can enhance rigidity and reduce self-weigh. As a result, the live-dead load ratio of proposal is 0.05 and it is equivalent to 2500m-span suspension bridge.

  14. Bridge Management Systems

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    Thoft-Christensen, Palle

    In this paper bridge management systems are discussed with special emphasis on management systems for reinforced concrete bridges. Management systems for prestressed concrete bridges, steel bridges, or composite bridges can be developed in a similar way....

  15. Programmevaluierung Bridge

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    Warta, Katharina; Good, Barbara; Geyer, Anton

    2009-01-01

    BRIDGE is an initiative funded by the Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) that aims to close the “funding gap” between basic and applied research in stand-alone projects with the primary objective of jointly developing the potential of basic and applied research. BRIDGE acts as an  umbrella structure under which the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the  Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) coordinate two thematically open funding programmes: The ...

  16. RANDOM ANALYSIS OF HYDRODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF TRAJECTORY JET CAUSED BY DIFFERENT TYPES OF PIERS

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    2000-01-01

    This paper presents some results on different tail patterns of piers with an overflow dam, and discusses in particular the hydrodynamic characteristics, the distance of water jet scour and the range of erosion area fluctuating for different parameters of average flow field when river beds are under the pressure of water jet scour caused by some special broad-tail piers. The present paper also covers some preliminary research on the relationship of movable bed tests, and introduces the method of calculating the erosion depth and area, therefore provides the best pier pattern in the construction of river beds against erosion.

  17. National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Bridges

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    Department of Homeland Security — The NBI is a collection of information (database) describing the more than 600,000 of the Nation's bridges located on public roads, including Interstate Highways,...

  18. Nonlinear Stability Analysis of a Composite Girder Cable-Stayed Bridge with Three Pylons during Construction

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    Xiaoguang Deng; Muyu Liu

    2015-01-01

    Based on the nonlinear stability analysis method, the 3D nonlinear finite element model of a composite girder cable-stayed bridge with three pylons is established to research the effect of factors including geometric nonlinearity, material nonlinearity, static wind load, and unbalanced construction load on the structural stability during construction. Besides, the structural nonlinear stability in different construction schemes and the determination of temporary pier position are also studied...

  19. Repair and strengthening of R/C bridges degraded by environmental actions and pollution

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    Benedetti, Andrea; Donchev, Ted; Pelà, Luca

    2012-01-01

    Many bridges all around the world experience very hard environmental conditions, and due to the irregular maintenance effort, show different problems of cracking, concrete cover detachment and steel reinforcement wear and corrosion. In general, as a consequence of the polluted rain wetting, the problem is more evident in vertical structures than in the horizontal ones, and serious problems can arise when the piers and columns are very tall. In recent times, the solutions offered by composite ...

  20. Building Bridges

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    The report Building Bridges adresses the questions why, how and for whom academic audience research has public value, from the different points of view of the four working groups in the COST Action IS0906 Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies – “New Media Genres, Media Literacy and Trust...... in the Media”, “Audience Interactivity and Participation”, “The Role of Media and ICT Use for Evolving Social Relationships” and “Audience Transformations and Social Integration”. Building Bridges is the result of an ongoing dialogue between the Action and non-academic stakeholders in the field of audience...

  1. Critical traffic loading for the design of prestressed concrete bridge

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    A study has been carried out to determine critical traffic loadings for the design of bridge superstructures. The prestressed concrete girder bridge already constructed in Lahore is selected for the analysis as an example. Standard traffic loadings according to AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) and Pakistan Highway Standards are used for this purpose. These include (1) HL-93 Truck, (2) Lane and (3) Tandem Loadings in addition to (4) Military tank loading, (5) Class-A, (6) Class-B and (7) Class-AA loading, (8) NLC (National Logistic Cell) and (9) Volvo truck loadings. Bridge superstructure including transom beam is analyzed Using ASD and LRFD (Load and Resistance Factor Design) provisions of AASHTO specifications. For the analysis, two longer and shorter spans are selected. This includes the analysis of bridge deck; interior and exterior girder; a typical transom beam and a pier. Dead and live loading determination is carried out using both computer aided and manual calculations. Evaluation of traffic loadings is done for all the bridge components to find out the critical loading. HL-93 loading comes out to be the most critical loading and where this loading is not critical in case of bridge decks; a factor of 1.15 is introduced to make it equivalent with HL-93 -Ioading. SAP-2000 (Structural Engineering Services of Pakistan) and MS-Excel is employed for analysis of bridge superstructure subjected to this loading. Internal forces are obtained for the structural elements of the bridge for all traffic loadings mentioned. It is concluded that HL-93 loading can be used for the design of prestressed concrete girder bridge. Bridge design authorities like NHA (National Highway Authority) and different cities development authorities are using different standard traffic loadings. A number of suggestions are made from the results of the research work related to traffic loadings and method of design. These recommendations may be

  2. 变截面高墩翻模施工技术%On high pier turnover construction technique of variable cross-section

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    李飞前

    2014-01-01

    Taking the construction practice of some bridge along newly-built Nanning-Kunming Railway as the example,the paper introduces the principle for the high pier turnover construction technique of variable cross-section,analyzes the design scheme for the model and the turnover construction scheme,and introduces the four-sided high pier turnover construction technique of variable cross-section,so as to provide some ref-erence for similar engineering construction in future.%以新建云桂铁路某大桥施工实践为例,介绍了变截面高墩翻模施工的原理,分析了模板的设计方案及翻模施工方案,并对四面变截面高墩施工技术进行了介绍,为今后同类工程施工提供有益借鉴。

  3. 上跨营业线异形墩的设计构想与实施%Design conception and implementation of cross business line shaped pier

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    王德明

    2016-01-01

    本文通过在跨越既有营业线位置新建高铁异形桥墩的工程实例,简要介绍上跨营业线异形转体墩的设计构想及施工注意事项,大大降低新建桥墩对营业线的干扰,且减少征地拆迁投入,有着明显的效果,为类似工程情况处理提供借鉴。%In this paper,the across both the business line location of new high iron shaped pier engineering example,briefly introduces the cross business line shaped swivel pier design and construction matters needing attention, greatly reduce the interference of the newly built bridge on the line of business and reduce investment in land acquisition and demolition, has a significant effect,for similar engineering and provide reference.

  4. Analysis on Seismic Effect of Pile-soil Action against CFST and Concrete Composite Column Pier%钢管混凝土叠合柱式桥墩考虑桩土作用的地震效应分析

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    曾彦; 曾勇; 赵顺波

    2012-01-01

    为减小桥墩阻水面积,南水北调中线工程跨主干渠大油村北桥中墩墩身采用圆形钢管混凝土叠合柱,以避开阻水超限的普通钢筋混凝土桩柱式结构。探讨考虑桩土相互作用的三种模型并对计算结果进行了对比分析。发现等效三弹簧模型能较好地模拟桩土相互作用下桩基的地震反应,同时说明叠合柱能以较小的直径满足既定承载能力的要求,比普通钢筋混凝土桩柱式结构具有更好的经济性和抗震性能。%In order to reduce the water resistance area of bridge pier, the intermediate pier of the Dayoucun North Bridge crossing the trunk cannel of the Central Line of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project was designed as a circular concrete-filled steel tube (CFST) and concrete composite column pier. Three models considering the interaction between pile and soil are discussed and the calculating results are compared and analyzed. Then it is found that the equivalent spring model can simulate the seismic response of the pile foundation under pile-soil interaction better; while it is showed that the composite pier can meet the existing load bearing capacity requirement just with small diameter and has better economy and seismic resistance performance than those of the common concrete pile column pier.

  5. Stone bridges

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    Drdácký, Miloš; Slížková, Zuzana

    Prague : Institute of theoretical and applied mechanics AS CR, v.v.i, 2011 - (Drdácký, M.; Binda, L.; Hennen, I.; Kőpp, C.; Lanza, L.), s. 122-129 ISBN 978-80-86246-37-6 Grant ostatní: evropská komise(XE) CHEF-SSPI-044251 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20710524 Keywords : flood * stone bridge * cultural heritage Subject RIV: AL - Art, Architecture, Cultural Heritage

  6. Evaluation of the earthquake resistant capacity of three-dimensional multi-span rigid frame bridges; Takeikan rittai ramen kyoryo no taishinsei hyoka

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    Shimamura, K.; Kasabo, H.; Ando, K.; Tanaka, K. [Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1998-07-01

    The earthquake resistant capacity was evaluated for three-dimensional multi-span rigid frame bridges based on the seismic response analysis results using a finite element method model. For the analyzed bridge model, three-span curved bridge and four-span straight bridge is jointed by the beam border. There are wide-span steel rigid frame piers with underground beams and racket-type piers. Specified seismic acceleration such as occurred at the Hyogo-ken Nanbu Earthquake was used for the analysis condition. According to the analysis model, analysis condition and analysis procedure, analysis results are illustrated for the eigen vibration analysis, effects of time span on the time history response analysis, effects of propagation velocity of seismic waves, elasto-plastic time history response analysis, and static cyclic response analysis. Then, the evaluation results of earthquake resistant capacity are provided for the examinations of stiffener properties, generated strain, plasticity rate, strength of anchors, safety factor against the breakdown, residual displacement of the border model of two sections of girder of piers, and evaluation of the earthquake resistant capacity of the entire bridge. 4 refs., 25 figs., 5 tabs.

  7. Behavior of composite rigid frame bridge under bi-directional seismic excitations

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    Xiaogang Liu

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Pushover analysis and time history analysis are conducted to explore the bi-directional seismic behavior of composite steel-concrete rigid frame bridge, which is composed of RC piers and steel-concrete composite girders. Both longitudinal and transverse directions excitations are investigated using OpenSees. Firstly, the applicability of pushover analysis based on the fundamental mode is discussed. Secondly, an improved pushover analysis method considering the contribution of higher modes is proposed, and the applicability on composite rigid frame bridges under bi-directional earthquake is verified. Based on this method, an approach to predict the displacement responses of composite rigid frame bridge under random bi-directional seismic excitations by revising the elasto-plastic demand curve is also proposed. It is observed that the developed method yield a good estimate on the responses of composite rigid frame bridges under bi-directional seismic excitations.

  8. Numerical Analysis of Interaction Between Pile-Supported Pier and Bank Slope

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    王年香

    2001-01-01

    Two- and three-dimensional finite element analysis programs for pile-soil interaction are compiled. Duncan-Chang's Model is used. The construction sequence of the pier is modeled. The pile-soil interface element is used. The influence of the combination type of piles on the deformation of bank slope and pile behaviour is analyzed. Different designs of a pile-supported pier are compared thoroughly. Calculation results show that the stresses and displacements of the pile are directly related to the distance from the bank slope and the direction of inclination. An inclined prop pile set in the rear platform would remarkably reduce the stresses of piles and the displacement of the pier.

  9. Remediation of Centre Pier, Port Hope, Ontario: Historical, Logistical, Regulatory and Technical Challenges - 13118

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    Centre Pier is a 3.9 ha property owned by the Commissioners of the Port Hope Harbour in the Municipality of Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. It is centrally located on the Port Hope waterfront and is bounded on the west by the Port Hope Harbour, on the east by the Ganaraska River, on the south by Lake Ontario, and on the north by a railway corridor. The property is currently leased by the Commissioners of the Port Hope Harbour to the Cameco Corporation which owns the four onsite building that are used as warehouse space for their uranium conversion facility located on the western side of the Harbour. Remediation of this site forms part of the Port Hope Project being undertaken by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) and Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) as part of the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI). Soil impacts include radiological, metals and petroleum hydrocarbons resulting from long term historical industrial use. Radiological impacts in soil extend across most of the site primarily within the upper metre of fill. Metals-contaminated soil is present across the entire site in the underlying fill material. The metals-contaminated fill extends to a maximum depth of 2.0 m below grade at the north end of the site which is underlain by peat. However, the metals-contaminated soil could extend to the top of the bedrock on the remainder of the site. Based on the elevation of the bedrock in the adjacent river and Harbour Basin, the metals-contaminated soil may extend to a depth of 5.6 m or 6.5 m below existing grade. Petroleum-contaminated soil is present on the southeast side of the site, where a storage tank farm was previously located. Challenges include: - The complex history of the site both relating to site use and Pier construction. Pier development began in the 1800's and was undertaken by many different entities. Modifications and repairs were made over the years resulting in several different types of Pier walls and fill that must be considered

  10. Remediation of Centre Pier, Port Hope, Ontario: Historical, Logistical, Regulatory and Technical Challenges - 13118

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    Ferguson Jones, Andrea [MMM Group Limited, 100 Commerce Valley Drive West, Thornhill, Ontario, L3T 0A1 (Canada); Case, Glenn [Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, 115 Toronto Road, Port Hope, Ontario, L1A 3S4 (Canada); Lawrence, Dave [Public Works and Government Services Canada, 115 Toronto Road, Port Hope, Ontario, L1A 3S4 (Canada)

    2013-07-01

    Centre Pier is a 3.9 ha property owned by the Commissioners of the Port Hope Harbour in the Municipality of Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. It is centrally located on the Port Hope waterfront and is bounded on the west by the Port Hope Harbour, on the east by the Ganaraska River, on the south by Lake Ontario, and on the north by a railway corridor. The property is currently leased by the Commissioners of the Port Hope Harbour to the Cameco Corporation which owns the four onsite building that are used as warehouse space for their uranium conversion facility located on the western side of the Harbour. Remediation of this site forms part of the Port Hope Project being undertaken by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) and Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) as part of the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI). Soil impacts include radiological, metals and petroleum hydrocarbons resulting from long term historical industrial use. Radiological impacts in soil extend across most of the site primarily within the upper metre of fill. Metals-contaminated soil is present across the entire site in the underlying fill material. The metals-contaminated fill extends to a maximum depth of 2.0 m below grade at the north end of the site which is underlain by peat. However, the metals-contaminated soil could extend to the top of the bedrock on the remainder of the site. Based on the elevation of the bedrock in the adjacent river and Harbour Basin, the metals-contaminated soil may extend to a depth of 5.6 m or 6.5 m below existing grade. Petroleum-contaminated soil is present on the southeast side of the site, where a storage tank farm was previously located. Challenges include: - The complex history of the site both relating to site use and Pier construction. Pier development began in the 1800's and was undertaken by many different entities. Modifications and repairs were made over the years resulting in several different types of Pier walls and fill that must be

  11. Non-rigid connector in fixed partial dentures with pier abutment: An enigma simplified

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    Prince Kumar

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available In the fixed partial denture (FPD prosthesis with rigid connectors, forces of mastication are transmitted to the terminal retainers, which make the middle abutment act as a class I lever fulcrum. This techno-clinical cycle often causes failure of the fixed partial dentures. To overcome this dilemma, a non-rigid connector may be incorporated on the distal aspect of the middle (pier abutment. The non-rigid connector counterbalances the effects of these forces of leverage. This clinical report presents the use of a non-rigid connector in a long-span, five-unit FPD, replacing two missing teeth with an intermediate pier abutment.

  12. EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON CAVITATION AND WATER-WING FOR MIDDLE-PIERS OF DISCHARGE TUNNELS

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    WU Jian-hua; CAI Chang-guang; JI Wei; RUAN Shi-ping; LUO Chao

    2005-01-01

    In construction of high dams, design of a middle-pier, placed in a discharge tunnel to divide it into two parts, is a better choice that could breakthrough the limits of the manufacture and operation of the gate due to the high head to it. However, cavitation and water-wing, a kind of flow striking the top and side walls of the tunnel, induced by the middle-pier, may take place and bring about bad effects on operation of the tunnel. The experiments of the six comparing plans were conducted, consisting of atmospheric and vacuum tank models, and the interesting areas included relationships between discharges and reservoir levels, measurements of side wall pressures, comparisons of water-wing states for the various middle-piers, estimations of the incipient cavitation numbers and the flow cavitation numbers, and analyses of cavitation characteristics for the tunnel. A kind of new bodily form of middle-pier was developed. Water-wing states were better improved and non-cavitation conditions were satisfied.

  13. Liberalism is Always Greener on the Other Side of Mill: A Reply to Piers Stephens

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    Wissenburg, M.L.J.

    2001-01-01

    Given our shared interest in giving green political thought a basis in liberalism, I discuss five of Piers Stephens' objections to Green Liberalism. (1) I deny that I use preferences as black boxes, prejudicing liberalism in favour of a human-nature divide. (2) I argue that my characterisation of li

  14. 75 FR 8563 - Safety Zone; Fleet Week Maritime Festival, Pier 66, Elliott Bay, Seattle, WA

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    2010-02-25

    ... public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Public Meeting We do... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Fleet Week Maritime Festival, Pier 66... aerial spectator events associated with the annual Fleet Week Maritime Festival. Entry into,...

  15. 33 CFR 165.1121 - Security Zone: Fleet Supply Center Industrial Pier, San Diego, CA.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Security Zone: Fleet Supply... Guard District § 165.1121 Security Zone: Fleet Supply Center Industrial Pier, San Diego, CA. (a... feet from the north, west, and south sides of the Fleet Industrial Supply Center enclosed by...

  16. 76 FR 30014 - Safety Zone; Fleet Week Maritime Festival, Pier 66, Elliott Bay, Seattle, WA

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    2011-05-24

    ..., Seattle, WA'' in the Federal Register (75 FR 037). We received 72 comments on the proposed rule. We made... rulemaking (SNPRM) with the same title in the Federal Register (75 FR 226). We received 110 comments on the... SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Fleet Week Maritime Festival, Pier...

  17. Sea surface temperature variability at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Pier

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    Checkley, David M.; Lindegren, Martin

    2014-01-01

    Sea surface temperature (SST) has been measured from near the end of the SIO pier daily since 1916. It is one of the world’s longest instrumental time series of SST. It is widely used in studies of climate and marine ecosystems and in fisheries management. We hypothesized that a discontinuity...

  18. Seismic Analysis for Rigid-Framed Prestressed Reinforced Concrete Bridge in Tianjin Light Railway

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    丁阳; 李楠; 李忠献

    2004-01-01

    The seismic analysis of a rigid-framed prestressed concrete bridge in Tianjin Light Railway is performed. A 3-D dynamic finite element model of the bridge is established considering the weakening effect caused by the soft soil foundation. After the dynamic characteristics are calculated in terms of natural frequencies and modes, the seismic analysis is carried out using the modal response spectrum method and the time-history method, respectively. Based on the calculated results, the reasonable design values are finally suggested as the basis of the seismic design of the bridge, and meanwhile the problems encountered were also analyzed. Finally, some conclusions are drawn as: 1) Despite the superiority of rigid-framed prestressed concrete bridge, the upper and lower ends of the piers of the bridge are proved to be the crucial parts of the bridge, which are easily destroyed under designed earthquake excitations and should be carefully analyzed and designed; 2) The soft soil foundation can possibly result in rather weakening of the lateral rigidity of the rigid-framed bridge, and should be paid considerable attention; 3) The modal response spectrum method, combined with time-history method, is suggested for the seismic analysis in engineering design of the rigid-framed prestressed concrete bridge.

  19. Cable Supported Bridges

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    Gimsing, Niels Jørgen

    Cable supported bridges in the form of suspension bridges and cable-stayed bridges are distinguished by their ability to overcome large spans.The book concentrates on the synthesis of cable supported bridges, covering both design and construction aspects. The analytical part covers simple methods...

  20. Probabilistic seismic response and reliability assessment of isolated bridges

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    Giuseppe Carlo Marano

    2005-01-01

    Bridge seismic isolation strategy is based on the reduction of shear forces transmitted from the superstructure to the piers by two means: shifting natural period and earthquake input energy reduction by dissipation concentrated in protection devices. In this paper, a stochastic analysis of a simple isolated bridge model for different bridge and device parameters is conducted to assess the efficiency of this seismic protection strategy. To achieve this aim, a simple nonlinear softening constitutive law is adopted to model a wide range of isolation devices, characterized by only three essential mechanical parameters. As a consequence of the random nature of seismic motion, a probabilistic analysis is carried out and the time modulated Kanai-Tajimi stochastic process is adopted to represent the seismic action. The response covariance in the state space is obtained by solving the Lyapunov equation for a stochastic linearized system. After a sensitivity analysis, the failure probability referred to extreme displacement and the mean value of dissipated energy are assessed by using the introduced stochastic indices of seismic bridge protection efficiency. A parametric analysis for protective devices with different mechanical parameters is developed for a proper selection of parameters of isolation devices under different situations.

  1. High Performance Building Facade Solutions PIER Final Project Report

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    Lee, Eleanor; Selkowitz, Stephen

    2009-12-31

    Building facades directly influence heating and cooling loads and indirectly influence lighting loads when daylighting is considered, and are therefore a major determinant of annual energy use and peak electric demand. Facades also significantly influence occupant comfort and satisfaction, making the design optimization challenge more complex than many other building systems.This work focused on addressing significant near-term opportunities to reduce energy use in California commercial building stock by a) targeting voluntary, design-based opportunities derived from the use of better design guidelines and tools, and b) developing and deploying more efficient glazings, shading systems, daylighting systems, facade systems and integrated controls. This two-year project, supported by the California Energy Commission PIER program and the US Department of Energy, initiated a collaborative effort between The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and major stakeholders in the facades industry to develop, evaluate, and accelerate market deployment of emerging, high-performance, integrated facade solutions. The LBNL Windows Testbed Facility acted as the primary catalyst and mediator on both sides of the building industry supply-user business transaction by a) aiding component suppliers to create and optimize cost effective, integrated systems that work, and b) demonstrating and verifying to the owner, designer, and specifier community that these integrated systems reliably deliver required energy performance. An industry consortium was initiated amongst approximately seventy disparate stakeholders, who unlike the HVAC or lighting industry, has no single representative, multi-disciplinary body or organized means of communicating and collaborating. The consortium provided guidance on the project and more importantly, began to mutually work out and agree on the goals, criteria, and pathways needed to attain the ambitious net zero energy goals defined by California and

  2. High Performance Building Facade Solutions - PIER Final Project Report

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    Lee, Eleanor; Selkowitz, Stephen

    2009-12-31

    Building facades directly influence heating and cooling loads and indirectly influence lighting loads when daylighting is considered, and are therefore a major determinant of annual energy use and peak electric demand. Facades also significantly influence occupant comfort and satisfaction, making the design optimization challenge more complex than many other building systems.This work focused on addressing significant near-term opportunities to reduce energy use in California commercial building stock by a) targeting voluntary, design-based opportunities derived from the use of better design guidelines and tools, and b) developing and deploying more efficient glazings, shading systems, daylighting systems, facade systems and integrated controls. This two-year project, supported by the California Energy Commission PIER program and the US Department of Energy, initiated a collaborative effort between The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and major stakeholders in the facades industry to develop, evaluate, and accelerate market deployment of emerging, high-performance, integrated facade solutions. The LBNL Windows Testbed Facility acted as the primary catalyst and mediator on both sides of the building industry supply-user business transaction by a) aiding component suppliers to create and optimize cost effective, integrated systems that work, and b) demonstrating and verifying to the owner, designer, and specifier community that these integrated systems reliably deliver required energy performance. An industry consortium was initiated amongst approximately seventy disparate stakeholders, who unlike the HVAC or lighting industry, has no single representative, multi-disciplinary body or organized means of communicating and collaborating. The consortium provided guidance on the project and more importantly, began to mutually work out and agree on the goals, criteria, and pathways needed to attain the ambitious net zero energy goals defined by California and

  3. Damage investigation of girder bridges under the Wenchuan earthquake and corresponding seismic design recommendations

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    Li Jianzhong; Peng Tianbo; Xu yan

    2008-01-01

    An investigation of girder bridges on National Highway 213 and the Doujiangyan-Wenchuan expressway after the Wenchuan earthquake showed that typical types of damage included:span collapses due to unseating at expansion joints;shear key failure;and damage of the expansion joint due to the slide-induced large relative displacement between the bottom of the girder and the top of the laminated-rubber bearing.This slide,however,can actually act as a form of isolation for the substructure,and as a result,the piers and foundation of most of the bridges on state route 213 suffered minor damage.The exception was the Baihua Bridge,which suffered severe damage.Corresponding seismic design recommendations are presented based on this investigation.

  4. Evaluation of the Structure Stability of a Plate Girder Bridge Using MIDAS Structure Analysis

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    Kim, Eui Soo; Kim, Jong Hyuk [National Forensic Service, Wonju (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-04-15

    Recently, as a means of resolving the issue of legal liability in the event of an accident or a disaster, a wide variety of simulation techniques, such as structural and structure-fluid interaction analysis, have been used in the field of forensic engineering. The plate girder bridge discussed in this paper was being constructed between a pier and an abutment to expand an existing bridge, but an accident whereby the bridge overturned occurred at the end of the concrete laying process for a protective wall. This accident was caused by additional loads not being considered at the time of the design as well as the actual construction being different from the design. The additional loads ultimately generated a negative support force. In this study, we determined the cause of the accident by comparing the structural stability of the original design with that of the additional, non-conforming construction using MIDAS structural analysis.

  5. Apparent Sea Level Rise due to Loading of the Atlantic City Pier by Spectators Viewing (1929-1978) Diving Horses

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    Galvin, C.

    2012-12-01

    Cyril Galvin, Coastal Engineer Springfield, Virginia 22150 USA Since 1911, the Steel Pier at Atlantic City, New Jersey, has been the site of the Atlantic City tide gauge, except for two intervals: 1911-1921 when the gauge was at the Million Dollar Pier in Atlantic City, and 1985-1991 when the gauge was at the Ventnor Fishing Pier (see Table 2, Zervos, 2009). By design, the Steel Pier was an amusement pier, and its most famous amusement was the Diving Horses: they dove bareback with a woman rider from a platform about 40 feet above sea level. They did that between 1929 and 1978, except for seven years - a post-war period, 1945 to 1953, when diving was suspended. The popularity of the diving horses is recorded on photos of crowds which occupied the bleachers at the seaward end of the pier to view the diving horses. By my count, the crowd pictured in the end papers of the book by Steve Liebowitz (2009) was about 4000 people. Typically, there were multiple shows daily. The weight of the crowd, estimated from the count of the crowd, was about 150 tons. This weight was loaded down on the piles by the crowd of spectators, and unloaded between shows of the diving horses. Most of the piles supporting the pier deck were imbedded in sand newly deposited since 1850. Using Atlantic City sea levels from the PSMSL data base and historical facts from Liebowitz (2009), and beginning with a 1912 start of the tide gauge, the apparent sea level rose at a rate of 3.1mm/yr until 1929 when the horses began diving. With the 1929 start of diving, the apparent sea level rise tripled, averaging 9.4 mm/yr until the act was suspended in 1945. In the 1945-1953 interval, when the horses did not dive (no crowds on the pier), apparent sea level fell (sea level FELL) at a rate of -1.6 mm/yr. The horses resumed diving in 1953, when the apparent sea level resumed at a rate of 4.0mm/yr. This 4.0 mm/yr is identical to the longtime sea level trend (1911-2006) from Zervos (2009) of 3.99mm/yr The history

  6. Seismic fragility analysis of typical pre-1990 bridges due to near- and far-field ground motions

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    Mosleh, Araliya; Razzaghi, Mehran S.; Jara, José; Varum, Humberto

    2016-03-01

    Bridge damages during the past earthquakes caused several physical and economic impacts to transportation systems. Many of the existing bridges in earthquake prone areas are pre-1990 bridges and were designed with out of date regulation codes. The occurrences of strong motions in different parts of the world show every year the vulnerability of these structures. Nonlinear dynamic time history analyses were conducted to assess the seismic vulnerability of typical pre-1990 bridges. A family of existing concrete bridge representative of the most common bridges in the highway system in Iran is studied. The seismic demand consists in a set of far-field and near-field strong motions to evaluate the likelihood of exceeding the seismic capacity of the mentioned bridges. The peak ground accelerations (PGAs) were scaled and applied incrementally to the 3D models to evaluate the seismic performance of the bridges. The superstructure was assumed to remain elastic and the nonlinear behavior in piers was modeled by assigning plastic hinges in columns. In this study the displacement ductility and the PGA are selected as a seismic performance indicator and intensity measure, respectively. The results show that pre-1990 bridges subjected to near-fault ground motions reach minor and moderate damage states.

  7. Dynamic analysis of sliding behavior of curved bridge superstructure caused by horizontal ground motion; Suihei jishindo ni yoru kyokusenkyo jobu kozo no ido kyodo kaiseki

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    Otsuka, H. [Kyushu University, Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Engineering; Kanda, M. [Ministry of Construction, Tokyo (Japan); Suzuki, M. [Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan); Yoshizawa, T. [Nippon Engineering Consultant Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-07-21

    It is observed often in the past earthquakes that the curved bridge tends to move to the radial direction of its curved bridge line when large seismic movement occurs and the bearings are broken. The rigid body movement of the curved girder which affects the sliding behavior is estimated. Some cases of dynamic nonlinear analysis to simulate the movement of bearing damaged curved bridge, and the parametric study to examine the dynamic characteristics of curved bridges are carried out. Based on the relationship between the traveling of girder and the various parameters of girder shape, the equation to calculate the length of the girder on the pier for curved bridges is estimated. 7 refs., 19 figs., 4 tabs.

  8. Seismic Behavior and Force-Displacement Characterization of Neotype Column-Slab High Piers

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    YanQun Zhou

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The seismic behavior and plasticity spreading of a neotype column-slab high pier are researched in this paper. Four scale model tests of a web slab with two boundary columns are carried out under cyclic inelastic lateral displacements simulating seismic response. The test results show that the neotype column-slab high pier has strong and stable bearing capacity, good ductility, and energy dissipation capacity. The experimental values pertaining to the spread of plasticity are derived. An approach for deriving the spread of plasticity analytically is deduced and applied to the four tests. This method accurately assesses a pier’s spread of plasticity for most ductility levels. At nearly all ductility levels, the mean difference between analytical assessments of the spread of plasticity and results from 4 large-scale tests is 12% with a 9% coefficient of variation.

  9. HYDRAULIC CHARACTERISTICS OF WATER-WINGS FOR THE MIDDLE-PIER OF A DISCHARGE TUNNEL

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    WU Jian-hua; CAI Chang-guang; JI Wei; RUAN Shi-ping

    2006-01-01

    Water-wings, induced by the middle-pier placed in the inlet of a discharge tunnel, have harmful effects on the operation of the discharge tunnel.Based on dimensional analysis and physical model tests, the hydraulic characteristics of water-wings were investigated and their causes were analyzed in this study.The results show that the height and length of the water-wings increased with the increase of three factors, i.e., the Froude number Frd of the outlet of the pressure section, the depth Hc of the water surface concave at the end of the middle-pier, and the impact length Li of the two flows after this end.

  10. 跨营业线群门式墩施工方案及吊装费用分析%Group Door Type Pier Construction Scheme and Hoisting Fee Analysis across Railroad Business Line

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    颜嘉

    2012-01-01

    合福铁路蚌福联络线蒙城北路特大桥46号~53号墩上跨6条既有铁路线,施工空间狭小,对施工安全要求高,为此初步拟定了门式墩钢梁现场拼装施工方案和大吨位起重机吊装方案。经过分析与比较,750t覆带式起重机吊装方案满足施工要求。为此对750t起重机吊装按台班费、进出场费及安拆费、辅助工程费3部分进行分析与测算。%He - Fu railway Beng - Fu connecting lines, MengCheng north road large bridge road, 46 - 53 # piers are across 6 the existing railway lines. The construction space is narrow and the construction safety requirement is high. Therefore, preliminary draws up the door type steel pier assembling construction schemes and large tonnage crane hoisting plan. Through analysis and comparison, 750t crawler crane hoisting plan meets the construction requirements. The 750t crane hoisting is analyzed and calculated according to machine fee , entering and going out field fee and installing and disassembly fee and ancillary works fee.

  11. "ISTAMBUL KM. 4,253": attraverso il Mediterraneo di Pier Paolo Pasolini

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    Annovi, Gian Maria

    2010-01-01

    Pier Paolo Pasolini's work transcends the boundaries of the Italian peninsula. His analysis on Italian folk and subproletariat culture extends as far as considering similar situations in the so-called Third World, which Pasolini identifies with the Mediterranean area. This article provides a detailed mapping of Pasolini's peculiar Mediterranean geography, a mobile, unstable geography, defined in this article through a careful reading of his films, novels, essays, and letters. Beginning with a...

  12. Silicone-modified graphene oxide fillers via the Piers-Rubinsztajn reaction

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    Zhang, Jianfeng; Liang, Shuai; Yu, Liyun;

    2016-01-01

    While graphene or graphene oxide can make significantimprovements in the properties of a wide variety of polymericmaterials, their incorporation can be challenged byincompatibility with the polymeric matrix. The modification ofgraphene oxide with silicones or silanes using the Piers......-Rubinsztajn reaction improves dispersibility in nonpolar materials,including organic solvents and silicone pre-elastomers. Ahigh loading (up to 10 wt %) of modified graphene oxide insilicone elastomers could be achieved, which resulted inenhanced mechanical performance and reduced gas permeability....

  13. Non-rigid connector in fixed partial dentures with pier abutment: An enigma simplified

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    Prince Kumar; Vishal Singh; Roshni Goel; Harkanwal P Singh

    2012-01-01

    In the fixed partial denture (FPD) prosthesis with rigid connectors, forces of mastication are transmitted to the terminal retainers, which make the middle abutment act as a class I lever fulcrum. This techno-clinical cycle often causes failure of the fixed partial dentures. To overcome this dilemma, a non-rigid connector may be incorporated on the distal aspect of the middle (pier) abutment. The non-rigid connector counterbalances the effects of these forces of leverage. This clinical report...

  14. Circulation characteristics of horseshoe vortex in scour region around circular piers

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    Subhasish DAS

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an experimental investigation of the circulation of the horseshoe vortex system within the equilibrium scour hole at a circular pier, with the data measured by an acoustic Doppler velocimeter (ADV. Velocity vector plots and vorticity contours of the flow field on the upstream plane of symmetry (y = 0 cm and on the planes ±3 cm away from the plane of symmetry (y = ±3 cm are presented. The vorticity and circulation of the horseshoe vortices were determined using the forward difference technique and Stokes theorem, respectively. The results show that the magnitudes of circulations are similar on the planes y = 3 cm and y = –3 cm, which are less than those on the plane y = 0 cm. The circulation decreases with the increase of flow shallowness, and increases with the densimetric Froude number. It also increases with the pier Reynolds number at a constant densimetric Froude number, or at a constant flow shallowness. The relative vortex strength (dimensionless circulation decreases with the increase of the pier Reynolds number. Some empirical equations are proposed based on the results. The predicted circulation values with these equations match the measured data, which indicates that these equations can be used to estimate the circulation in future studies.

  15. 城市轨道交通双线桥上无缝线路挠曲力研究%Analysis of the Flexural Forces in CWR on Double-track Bridges of Urban Rail Transit

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    王冬梅; 倪向阳; 王慧珺

    2012-01-01

    针对城市轨道交通中新应用的双线U型梁和传统的双线箱型梁两种不同形式桥梁,用有限元法计算分析桥上无缝线路附加挠曲力及附加挠曲位移的分布,着重研究线路纵向阻力、桥梁跨度和桥墩刚度等参数变化对桥上无缝线路钢轨受力、桥墩受力及桥梁挠度的影响.研究结果表明,线路纵向阻力、桥梁跨度对钢轨挠曲力的影响较大,而桥墩纵向刚度对钢轨挠曲力的影响较小,为城市轨道交通设计提供理论参考依据.%Two types of urban rail transit double-track bridges are considered including the new type U-beam bridge and the traditional type box-girder bridge. The additional flexural forces and displacement distribution in CWR on the bridges have been calculated by finite element method. This paper carried out a detailed analysis on the flexural forces in tracks, the pier forces and bridge deflections owing to the changes in the longitudinal resistance, bridge spans and pier stiffness. Results showed that longitudinal resistance, bridge spans affect the rail additional flexural forces to a larger extent and the pier stiffness less affects the rail additional flexural forces. These results can provide a theoretical basis for the design of urban rail transit bridges.

  16. Finite element model updating of a prestressed concrete box girder bridge using subproblem approximation

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    Chen, G. W.; Omenzetter, P.

    2016-04-01

    This paper presents the implementation of an updating procedure for the finite element model (FEM) of a prestressed concrete continuous box-girder highway off-ramp bridge. Ambient vibration testing was conducted to excite the bridge, assisted by linear chirp sweepings induced by two small electrodynamic shakes deployed to enhance the excitation levels, since the bridge was closed to traffic. The data-driven stochastic subspace identification method was executed to recover the modal properties from measurement data. An initial FEM was developed and correlation between the experimental modal results and their analytical counterparts was studied. Modelling of the pier and abutment bearings was carefully adjusted to reflect the real operational conditions of the bridge. The subproblem approximation method was subsequently utilized to automatically update the FEM. For this purpose, the influences of bearing stiffness, and mass density and Young's modulus of materials were examined as uncertain parameters using sensitivity analysis. The updating objective function was defined based on a summation of squared values of relative errors of natural frequencies between the FEM and experimentation. All the identified modes were used as the target responses with the purpose of putting more constrains for the optimization process and decreasing the number of potentially feasible combinations for parameter changes. The updated FEM of the bridge was able to produce sufficient improvements in natural frequencies in most modes of interest, and can serve for a more precise dynamic response prediction or future investigation of the bridge health.

  17. Long-Term Structural Health Monitoring System for a High-Speed Railway Bridge Structure

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    You-Liang Ding

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Nanjing Dashengguan Bridge, which serves as the shared corridor crossing Yangtze River for both Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway and Shanghai-Wuhan-Chengdu railway, is the first 6-track high-speed railway bridge with the longest span throughout the world. In order to ensure safety and detect the performance deterioration during the long-time service of the bridge, a Structural Health Monitoring (SHM system has been implemented on this bridge by the application of modern techniques in sensing, testing, computing, and network communication. The SHM system includes various sensors as well as corresponding data acquisition and transmission equipment for automatic data collection. Furthermore, an evaluation system of structural safety has been developed for the real-time condition assessment of this bridge. The mathematical correlation models describing the overall structural behavior of the bridge can be obtained with the support of the health monitoring system, which includes cross-correlation models for accelerations, correlation models between temperature and static strains of steel truss arch, and correlation models between temperature and longitudinal displacements of piers. Some evaluation results using the mean value control chart based on mathematical correlation models are presented in this paper to show the effectiveness of this SHM system in detecting the bridge’s abnormal behaviors under the varying environmental conditions such as high-speed trains and environmental temperature.

  18. Il Decameron de Pier Paolo Pasolini: da prosa medieval ao roteiro cinematográfico Il Decameron by Pier Paolo Pasolini: from the medieval prose to the screenplay

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    Paula Regina Siega

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo situa-se no campo das teorias da recepção e trabalha com o conceito de "leitura como ato criativo", desenvolvido por Hans Robert Jauss e Wolfgang Iser. Interpretando o roteiro como estrutura textual produtora de imagens literárias, elegemos como objeto de estudo o texto Il Decameron, escrito por Pier Paolo Pasolini com base na obra de Giovanni Boccaccio. Na análise, investigamos os efeitos poéticos produzidos pela releitura do texto medieval, indicando as transformações que o realismo boccacciano assume na linguagem de Pasolini. Para tanto, evidenciamos a importância que as realidades do sexo e da morte adquirem no roteiro, observando como o autor conjuga estes temas às reflexões que faz sobre a própria contemporaneidade.Questo articolo è situato nel campo delle teorie della ricezione e lavora con il concetto di "lettura come atto creativo", sviluppato da Hans Robert Jauss e Wolfgang Iser. Nell'interpretare la sceneggiatura come struttura testuale produttrice di immagini letterarie, scegliamo come oggetto di studio il testo Il Decameron, scritto da Pier Paolo Pasolini basato sull'opera di Giovanni Boccaccio. Nell'analisi, investighiamo gli effetti poetici prodotti dalla rilettura del testo medioevale indicando le trasformazioni che il realismo boccacciano assume nel linguaggio di Pasolini. Pertanto, evidenziamo l'importanza che le realtà del sesso e della morte acquisiscono nella sceneggiatura, osservando come l'autore concilia questi temi con le riflessioni che fa sulla propria contemporaneità.This article is situated in the field of the reception theories and works with the concept of "reading as creative act", developed by Hans Robert Jauss and Wolfgang Iser. Seeing in the screenplay a textual structure that produces literary images, we choose as our object the text Il Decameron, written by Pier Paolo Pasolini based on Boccaccio's work. In the analysis, we investigate the poetic effects produced by the rereading of

  19. Nonlinear Stability Analysis of a Composite Girder Cable-Stayed Bridge with Three Pylons during Construction

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    Xiaoguang Deng

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Based on the nonlinear stability analysis method, the 3D nonlinear finite element model of a composite girder cable-stayed bridge with three pylons is established to research the effect of factors including geometric nonlinearity, material nonlinearity, static wind load, and unbalanced construction load on the structural stability during construction. Besides, the structural nonlinear stability in different construction schemes and the determination of temporary pier position are also studied. The nonlinear stability safety factors are calculated to demonstrate the rationality and safety of construction schemes. The results show that the nonlinear stability safety factors of this bridge during construction meet the design requirement and the minimum value occurs in the maximum double cantilever stage. Besides, the nonlinear stability of the structure in the side of edge-pylon meets the design requirement in the two construction schemes. Furthermore, the temporary pier can improve the structure stability, effectively, and the actual position is reasonable. In addition, the local buckling of steel girder occurs earlier than overall instability under load in some cable tension stages. Finally, static wind load and the unbalanced construction load should be considered in the stability analysis for the adverse impact.

  20. A nonlinear CDM model for ductile failure analysis of steel bridge columns under cyclic loading

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    Nguyen Van Do, Vuong; Lee, Chin-Hyung; Chang, Kyong-Ho

    2014-06-01

    A nonlinear cyclic plasticity damage model for ductile metals, which is able to take large deformation effects into consideration, has been developed using a new damage dissipation potential formulation in order to predict the cyclic inelastic behavior of steel bridge piers. The cyclic constitutive equations that employ the combined isotropic-kinematic hardening rule for plastic deformation is incorporated into the damage mechanics in conjunction with the large strain formulation. The damage growth law is based on the experimental observations that the evolution of microvoids results in nonlinear damage accumulation with plastic deformation. The damage model parameters and the procedure for their identification are presented. The proposed model has been validated and successfully applied to thin-walled steel bridge tubular columns subjected to alternating lateral displacements to evaluate the seismic performance.

  1. Development of steel dampers for bridges to allow large displacement through a vertical free mechanism

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    Pan, Peng; Yan, Hong; Wang, Tao; Xu, Peizhen; Xie, Qiang

    2014-09-01

    Isolation bearings and dampers are often installed between piers and superstructures to reduce the seismic responses of bridges under large earthquakes. This paper presents a novel steel damper for bridges. The damper employs steel plates as energy dissipation components, and adopts a vertical free mechanism to achieve a large deformation capacity. Quasi-static tests using displacement-controlled cyclic loading and numerical analyses using a finite element program called ABAQUS are conducted to investigate the behavior of the damper, and a design methodology is proposed based on the tests and numerical analyses. Major conclusions obtained from this study are as follows: (1) the new dampers have stable hysteresis behavior under large displacements; (2) finite element analyses are able to simulate the behavior of the damper with satisfactory accuracy; and (3) simplified design methodology of the damper is effective.

  2. Generalized Gaussian Bridges

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    Sottinen, Tommi

    2012-01-01

    A generalized bridge is the law of a stochastic process that is conditioned on linear functionals of its path. We consider two types of representations of such bridges: orthogonal and canonical. In the canonical representation the filtrations and the linear spaces generated by the bridge process and the original process coincide. In the orthogonal representation the bridge is constructed from the entire path of the underlying process. The orthogonal representation is given for any continuous Gaussian process but the canonical representation is given only for so-called prediction-invertible Gaussian processes. Finally, we apply the canonical bridge representation to insider trading by interpreting the bridge from an initial enlargement of filtration point of view.

  3. Concrete bridge prioritization system

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    Kesselring, Debbie Anne

    1995-01-01

    An alternative method of prioritization for concrete bridge maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation activities is required due to the inability of the current system to manage the increasing nmnber of aging concrete bridges. The Concrete Bridge Prioritization System was proposed because of its ability to address the critical technical parameters of safety and cost benefit in prioritization of funding and work allocation. The analysis includes four parts, service life assessment, s...

  4. An investigation of spatial variation of suspended sediment concentration induced by a bay bridge based on Landsat TM and OLI data

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    Cai, LiNa; Tang, DanLing; Li, CongYing

    2015-07-01

    This study investigates the spatial variation of suspended sediment concentration (SSC) induced by Hangzhou Bay Bridge (HBB) in the coastal waters of the East China Sea. Based on Landsat Thematic Mapper (TM), Operational Land Imager (OLI) data and in-situ measurements, spectral characteristics of waters in Hangzhou Bay and SSC retrieved from near infrared single band have been analyzed. The results revealed significant difference of SSC in the water on two sides of HBB. SSC increases downstream of the bridge under conditions of low turbidity (SSC 400 mg l-1) upstream. This study shows that the interaction of bridge piers and currents has important influences on SSC distribution by inducing hydrodynamic factors and by changing suspended sediment transport. Remotely sensed data with high spatial resolution as TM and OLI can be applied to investigate SSC variations induced by a bridge in the bay area.

  5. Hydrology and modeling of flow conditions at Bridge 339 and Mile 38-43, Copper River Highway, Alaska

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    Brabets, Timothy P.

    2012-01-01

    The Copper River basin, the sixth largest watershed in Alaska, drains an area of 24,200 square miles in south-central Alaska. This large, glacier-fed river flows across a wide alluvial fan before it enters the Gulf of Alaska. The Copper River Highway, which traverses the alluvial fan, has been affected by channel planform reconfiguration. Currently (2012), two areas of the Copper River Highway are at risk: at Mile 38-43, the road grade is too low and the highway could be flooded by high flows of the Copper River, and at Mile 36, the main channel of the Copper River has migrated directly toward Bridge 339. Because Bridge 339 was not designed and built to convey the main flow of the Copper River, as much as 50 feet of scour occurred at the piers in 2011. The piers can no longer absorb the lateral or vertical loads, resulting in closure of the bridge and the Copper River Highway. The U.S. Geological Survey Flow and Sediment Transport with Morphologic Evolution of Channels (FaSTMECH) model was used to simulate the flow of the Copper River and produce simulations of depth, water-surface elevation, and velocity. At the Mile 38-43 area, FaSTMECH was used to analyze the effects of raising the road grade 5 feet, and at Mile 36, FaSTMECH was used to analyze the effects of constructing a channel to divert flow away from Bridge 339. Results from FaSTMECH indicate that if raising the road grade 5 feet in the Mile 38-43 area, a flood with an annual exceedance probability of 2 percent (400,000 cubic feet per second) would not overtop the highway. In the Bridge 339 area, results from FaSTMECH indicate that a design channel could divert flows as much as 100,000 cubic feet per second away from Bridge 339.

  6. Bridging the Gap

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    Kramer Overgaard, Majken; Broeng, Jes; Jensen, Monika Luniewska;

    Bridging the Gap (BtG) is a 2-year project funded by The Danish Industry Foundation. The goal of Bridging the Gap has been to create a new innovation model which will increase the rate at which Danish universities can spinout new technology ventures.......Bridging the Gap (BtG) is a 2-year project funded by The Danish Industry Foundation. The goal of Bridging the Gap has been to create a new innovation model which will increase the rate at which Danish universities can spinout new technology ventures....

  7. Bridging the Gap

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    Kramer Overgaard, Majken; Broeng, Jes; Jensen, Monika Luniewska; Murdock, Karen; Schmidt, Iben Julie

    2015-01-01

    Bridging the Gap (BtG) is a 2-year project funded by The Danish Industry Foundation. The goal of Bridging the Gap has been to create a new innovation model which will increase the rate at which Danish universities can spinout new technology ventures. Bridging the Gap (BtG) is a 2-year project funded by The Danish Industry Foundation. The goal of Bridging the Gap has been to create a new innovation model which will increase the rate at which Danish universities can spinout new technology ve...

  8. Circulation characteristics of horseshoe vortex in scour region around circular piers

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    DAS, Subhasish; Das, Rajib; Mazumdar, Asis

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents an experimental investigation of the circulation of the horseshoe vortex system within the equilibrium scour hole at a circular pier, with the data measured by an acoustic Doppler velocimeter (ADV). Velocity vector plots and vorticity contours of the flow field on the upstream plane of symmetry (y = 0 cm) and on the planes ±3 cm away from the plane of symmetry (y = ±3 cm) are presented. The vorticity and circulation of the horseshoe vortices were determined using the forwa...

  9. Destrutturare le maiuscole. Pensiero debole, Italian Theory e politica. Conversazione con Pier Aldo Rovatti

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    Pier Aldo Rovatti

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The conversation focuses on the social and political role of the philosopher nowadays. Pier Aldo Rovatti discusses about the growing philosophical movement called “Italian Theory” while revisiting his own recent intellectual path. The italian philosopher retraces the cultural experience of the “pensiero debole”, whereof he has been one of the two promoters, and underlines the intellectual and political fight, against all the so-called universal truths (and ideological violences, inspired by this philosophical trend at the beginning of the Eighties. The interview ends with a discussion about the dawning perspectives of the political-philosophical action in the post-modern age.

  10. High voltage shore connections. Application in piers and power supply ships

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    Pons Roser, Aina

    2016-01-01

    The objective of this project is to study the behavior of a High Voltage Shore Connection, a useful system to carry electrical power from shore to ship and backwards, while it is berthed at piers. This will be done by designing a system for a port, able to be connecting four ships at the same time to a shore power source. With this design, simulations will be performed. The results in regular operation conditions and in special situations will be analyzed, and they will be compared with the q...

  11. Design of a bridge above the sea for coal hoist for new No.1 generator for Karita power plant; Karita hatsudensho dai 1 goki yotan setsubi kaijo odankyo no sekkei

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    Hattori, H.; Kuroda, N.; Kano, R. [Kyushu Electric Power Co. Inc., Fukuoka (Japan)

    1998-11-05

    The above-mentioned endeavor of Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc., aims to reuse the existing but disused power generation system by developing it into a coal-fired power generator of the pressurized fluidized bed combined cycle type. Coal is dewatered at a neighboring public pier and then hoisted for transportation to a coal yard in the power plant site. This report covers a pipe arch bridge (span 165m) constructed over the sea as part of the coal transportation route. The upper structure will be exposed to a maximum horizontal force of 650tf in the bridge axis direction due to strong winds or, especially, to earthquakes. Foundations are of the steel sheet pile type on the power plant side and of the inclined shaft type on the public pier side. Since the construction of the upper structure coincides with the work on the power plant side, a stretch of 26m out of the 165m-long span is constructed from the power plant side, and the rest that is a large block is constructed by working on the sea. A pipe arch bridge of such vast dimensions is but rarely constructed, and there are no detailed building standards available. Since the abutment on the pier side is different from that on the power plant side, most of the construction work has to be executed by working on the sea. These knotty difficulties are all conquered, and the whole process is successfully completed. 8 figs.

  12. Grey cast iron as construction material of bridges from the 18th and 19th century

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    J. Rabiega

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Many bridges and railroad viaducts, which have been operated at the western and southern regions of Poland, were erected at the end ofthe 18th or beginning of the 19th century. In recent years they undergo overhauls and renovations requiring familiarity with the construction materials they have been made of. It is necessary for estimation of their load capacity (possible reinforcements and determining their suitability for further utilisation. Among the materials in the old bridges the puddled steels and cast irons predominate. Aim of the work is identification and documentation of microstructure and selected properties of the cast irons used for production of parts for the bridge in Łażany, the Old Mieszczański Bridge in Wrocław, the hanging bridge in Ozimek, as well as the columnar piers of the railroad viaduct in Wrocław. Using the methods of light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy, as well as the results of hardness measurements and chemical analysis, it has been shown that the objects have been built of grey cast iron with flake graphite having the ferritic-pearlitic or pearlitic matrix. The diversification of their chemical analysis resulting from the type, size and geometry of the cast parts was indicated.The tested materials fulfil requirements of the contemporary standards related to grey cast irons of the EN-GJL-100 and EN-GJL-150grades.

  13. Trend of welding robot for bridge construction; Kyoryo ni okeru genba yosetsu no jidoka robot ka

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    Yasuda, O. [Takada Kiko Co. Ltd., Osaka (Japan)

    1997-12-01

    This paper explains general bridge construction methods and describes future problems therein on automation and robotization of site welding in bridge construction. Site jointing in bridge construction has used high-strength bolt jointing as the mainstream until recently, but adoption of site welding is now increasing. Steel bed plates, box girders, I-shaped girders, and bridge piers have different characteristic requirements in welding volume and plate thickness, to which carbon dioxide arc-welding and submerged-arc welding are used depending on welding postures. Anti-seismic reinforcement construction on RC bridges has started with the Great Hanshin Earthquake as a turning point (steel plates are wound round columns, welded by CO2 arc-welding using the backing strip system, and resin and/or mortar are filled into clearance between RC and the steel plates). This construction requires vertical welding work with welding length as long as 10 m or longer, making the automation and robotization great advantages. For all cases, robotization in site constructions has just begun, whereas a number of problems desired of solution on robots exist, such as high-efficiency welding, and weldable postures the robots can take. 1 ref., 13 figs.

  14. Indian practice on estimation of scour around bridge piers—A comment

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    Umesh C Kothyari

    2007-06-01

    Well-laid foundation is mostly provided in road and railway bridges in India over large and medium-sized rivers. The age-old Lacey–Inglis method is used for estimation of the design scour depth around bridge elements such as pier, abutment, guide bank, spur and groyene. Codal provisions are seen to produce too large a scour depth around bridge elements resulting in bridge sub-structures that lead to increased construction costs. Limitations that exist in the codes of practice are illustrated in this paper using examples. The methods recently developed for estimation of the scour are described. New railway and road bridges are required to be built in large numbers in the near future across several rivers to strengthen such infrastructure in the country. It is strongly felt that provisions in the existing codes of practice for determination of design scour depth require immediate review. The present paper provides a critical note on the practices followed in India for estimating the design scour depth.

  15. Vibration based structural assessment of the rehabilitation intervention in r.c. segmental bridge

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    Franchetti Paolo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available A vibration based structural assessment campaign was carried out on a r.c. segmental bridge in North East Italy. The bridge has a cantilever static scheme, fixed at the top of the piers and with a hinge at the centre of the span. The particular configuration of the hinge consists in a couple of steel elements, each one composed by a tongue and groove joint. Since the year 1960, the hinge was subjected to consumption and degradation, that caused a malfunctioning of the device. An intervention of rehabilitation of the bridge led to a reinforcement of the existing hinges with the coupling of new metallic devices: new tongue and groove hinges were applied, that by one side allow the horizontal displacements and rotation, by the other side strongly reduce the relative vertical displacements of the two parts of the bridge. A dynamic test campaign was set up in order to assess the effectiveness of the intervention. The principal dynamic parameters were calculated and analysed with respect to the intervention that was realized. The tests clearly showed the effectiveness of the intervention, and helped the designer to have a better understanding of the structural behaviour of the bridge.

  16. Principles of Bridge Reliability

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    Thoft-Christensen, Palle; Nowak, Andrzej S.

    The paper gives a brief introduction to the basic principles of structural reliability theory and its application to bridge engineering. Fundamental concepts like failure probability and reliability index are introduced. Ultimate as well as serviceability limit states for bridges are formulated...

  17. The floating water bridge

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    When high voltage is applied to distilled water filled in two glass beakers which are in contact, a stable water connection forms spontaneously, giving the impression of a floating water bridge. A detailed experimental analysis reveals static and dynamic structures as well as heat and mass transfer through this bridge

  18. Modelling of shear socketed piers in rocks part:- 3: numerical analysis

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    It is widely accepted that the pier-rock interface governs the strength and load-deformation behavior of shear socketed piers. A combined laboratory and analytical study was initiated to address these key issues. This paper, which is the third of a three part series, focuses on the important features of a newly developed plasticity-based interface model. The model describes the mechanical behavior or rock-concrete interface. Various features of the model such as the failure criterion, plastic potential, bond degradation and dilatancy, are discussed. The iso parametric formulation of the zero thickness interface element and the implementation procedure of the constitutive laws into a standard non-linear numerical code is briefly described. A failure criterion for rock joints is developed and is shown to fit well the direct shear test data obtained for sawtooth interfaces. The predictive performance of the interface (constitutive) model is assessed by comparing numerical results and experimental data presented in two companion papers. (author)

  19. 33 CFR 334.102 - Sandy Hook Bay, Naval Weapons Station EARLE, Piers and Terminal Channel, restricted area...

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    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Sandy Hook Bay, Naval Weapons Station EARLE, Piers and Terminal Channel, restricted area, Middletown, New Jersey. 334.102 Section 334.102 Navigation and Navigable Waters CORPS OF ENGINEERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DANGER ZONE AND RESTRICTED AREA REGULATIONS...

  20. Bridge technology report

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    Please note this is a Short Discount publication. As LANs have proliferated, new technologies and system concepts have come to the fore. One of the key issues is how to interconnect networks. One means of interconnection is to use a 'bridge'. Other competing technologies are repeaters, routers, and gateways. Bridges permit traffic isolation, connect network segments together and operate at the MAC layer. Further, because they operate at the MAC layer, they can handle a variety of protocols such as TCP/IP, SNA, and X.25. This report focuses on the specific technology of bridging two netw

  1. Seismic Isolation of Curved Continuous Bridge with Double Spherical Aseismic Bearing%双曲面球型减隔震支座曲线连续梁桥的减隔震

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    顾正伟; 钟铁毅; 张贞阁

    2011-01-01

    针对某3跨门式桥墩轨道交通曲线连续梁桥,采用其桥址提供的3条地震动时程曲线,应用SAP2000有限元软件,分析未隔震和双曲面球型减隔震支座隔震条件下的罕遇地震响应,进行双曲面球型减隔震支座曲线连续梁桥的减隔震研究.研究结果表明,曲线连续梁桥各桥墩的内力响应受响应内力方向与地震动输入方向火角的影响;仅固定墩切向隔震时,固定墩的切向内力大幅减少,弯矩和剪力分别减小约70%和50%,但各墩的径向内力均有增加,最大增幅约达10%,不能满足桥梁的抗震要求;固定墩切向和径向双向、滑动墩径向隔震时,固定墩的切向和径向内力均大幅减少,弯矩和剪力分别降低约73%和49%,同时各滑动墩的径向内力也大幅降低40%~60%,减震效果明显.%The FEA model of a 3-span rail transit curved continuous bridge with twin-legged portal pier is established by SAP2000. By using three earthquake time history waves provided by Seismic Safety Evaluation Report, the calculation of isolation and non-isolation seismic responses of curved continuous bridge with and without double spherical aseismic bearing under rarely-occurred earthquake is carried out. By comparison, the results show that the internal force responses of each pier of the curved continuous bridge are influenced by the angle between the response internal force direction and the earthquake input direction. When using double spherical aseismic bearing on braking pier in tangential direction, the seismic responses of the bending moment and the shearing force of braking pier in tangential direction decrease about 70% and 50% respectively while the seismic response of each pier in radial direction increases to a maximum of 10%, which can't meet the seismic requirements of the bridge. When putting double spherical aseismic bearing on braking pier both in tangential and radial direction and on sliding pier in radial direction, the

  2. Bridge Management Systems:present and future

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    Thoft-Christensen, Palle

    1997-01-01

    In this paper bridge management systems are discussed with special emphasis on management systems for reinforced concrete bridges. Management systems for prestressed concrete bridges, steel bridges, or composite bridges can be developed in a similar way.

  3. Bridging a cultural gap

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    Leviatan, Talma

    2008-09-01

    There has been a broad wave of change in tertiary calculus courses in the past decade. However, the much-needed change in tertiary pre-calculus programmes—aimed at bridging the gap between high-school mathematics and tertiary mathematics—is happening at a far slower pace. Following a discussion on the nature of the gap and the objectives of a potential bridging programme, this paper aims at demonstrating that the gap can be bridged, by presenting an ongoing modular bridging programme especially designed for the diverse types of student populations in teachers training colleges. We also present here some innovative teaching and assessment methods that were judged essential for the success of these programmes—focusing mainly on the "Questionnaire Based Instruction Method". Finally we suggest directions of follow up and research.

  4. Bridged Race Population Estimates

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Population estimates from "bridging" the 31 race categories used in Census 2000, as specified in the 1997 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) race and ethnicity...

  5. An Automatic Method for Geometric Segmentation of Masonry Arch Bridges for Structural Engineering Purposes

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    Riveiro, B.; DeJong, M.; Conde, B.

    2016-06-01

    Despite the tremendous advantages of the laser scanning technology for the geometric characterization of built constructions, there are important limitations preventing more widespread implementation in the structural engineering domain. Even though the technology provides extensive and accurate information to perform structural assessment and health monitoring, many people are resistant to the technology due to the processing times involved. Thus, new methods that can automatically process LiDAR data and subsequently provide an automatic and organized interpretation are required. This paper presents a new method for fully automated point cloud segmentation of masonry arch bridges. The method efficiently creates segmented, spatially related and organized point clouds, which each contain the relevant geometric data for a particular component (pier, arch, spandrel wall, etc.) of the structure. The segmentation procedure comprises a heuristic approach for the separation of different vertical walls, and later image processing tools adapted to voxel structures allows the efficient segmentation of the main structural elements of the bridge. The proposed methodology provides the essential processed data required for structural assessment of masonry arch bridges based on geometric anomalies. The method is validated using a representative sample of masonry arch bridges in Spain.

  6. Alexia Gassin & John Pier (eds), L’effacement selon Nabokov : Lolita

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    Suzanne FRAYSSE

    2015-01-01

    Ce livre publié par Alexia Gassin et John Pier rassemble les communications d’une journée d’études organisée en février 2010 par Chloé Deroy et Philippe Chardin à Tours dans le cadre d’une collaboration entre anglicistes et comparatistes. Il vise à analyser les affinités et divergences thématiques, structurelles et éditoriales entre deux romans de Nabokov : The Original of Laura, une œuvre inachevée publiée pour la première fois en 2009 par Dmitri Nabokov contre la volonté de son père, et Lol...

  7. NLP-PIER: A Scalable Natural Language Processing, Indexing, and Searching Architecture for Clinical Notes

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    McEwan, Reed; Melton, Genevieve B.; Knoll, Benjamin C.; Wang, Yan; Hultman, Gretchen; Dale, Justin L.; Meyer, Tim; Pakhomov, Serguei V.

    2016-01-01

    Many design considerations must be addressed in order to provide researchers with full text and semantic search of unstructured healthcare data such as clinical notes and reports. Institutions looking at providing this functionality must also address the big data aspects of their unstructured corpora. Because these systems are complex and demand a non-trivial investment, there is an incentive to make the system capable of servicing future needs as well, further complicating the design. We present architectural best practices as lessons learned in the design and implementation NLP-PIER (Patient Information Extraction for Research), a scalable, extensible, and secure system for processing, indexing, and searching clinical notes at the University of Minnesota. PMID:27570663

  8. NLP-PIER: A Scalable Natural Language Processing, Indexing, and Searching Architecture for Clinical Notes.

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    McEwan, Reed; Melton, Genevieve B; Knoll, Benjamin C; Wang, Yan; Hultman, Gretchen; Dale, Justin L; Meyer, Tim; Pakhomov, Serguei V

    2016-01-01

    Many design considerations must be addressed in order to provide researchers with full text and semantic search of unstructured healthcare data such as clinical notes and reports. Institutions looking at providing this functionality must also address the big data aspects of their unstructured corpora. Because these systems are complex and demand a non-trivial investment, there is an incentive to make the system capable of servicing future needs as well, further complicating the design. We present architectural best practices as lessons learned in the design and implementation NLP-PIER (Patient Information Extraction for Research), a scalable, extensible, and secure system for processing, indexing, and searching clinical notes at the University of Minnesota. PMID:27570663

  9. Integral Abutment and Jointless Bridges

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    Cristian-Claudiu Comisu

    2005-01-01

    Integral bridges, or integral abutment and jointless bridges, as they are more commonly known in the USA, are constructed without any movement joints between spans or between spans and abutments. Typically these bridges have stub-type abutments supported on piles and continuous bridge deck from one embankment to the other. Foundations are usually designed to be small and flexible to facilitate horizontal movement or rocking of the support. Integrally bridges are simple or multiple span ones t...

  10. Networked collaborative pseudo-dynamic testing of a multi-span bridge based on NetSLab

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    Cai Xinjiang; Tian Shizhu; Wang Dapeng; Xiao Yan

    2009-01-01

    Modem dynamic tests such as networked collaborative pseudo-dynamic testing (PDT) provide new tools to study the dynamic performance of large and complex structures. In this paper, several networked collaborative PDT systems established in China and abroad are introduced, including a detailed description of the first networked collaborative platform that involved the construction of a standardized demonstration procedure for networked collaborative PDT. The example is a multi-span bridge with RC piers retrofitted by FRP, and a networked structural laboratory (NetSLab) platform is used to link distributed laboratories located at several universities together. Substructure technology is also used in the testing. The characteristics, resource sharing and collaborative work of NetSLab are described, and the results illustrate that use of the NetSLab is feasible for studying the dynamic performance of multi-span bridge structures.

  11. 新型高速铁路专用桥梁检测车的设计方案%Design scheme of bridge-inspection vehicle applies for new high-speed railway bridge

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    张效奎; 刘伟; 韩国梁; 李娟娟

    2012-01-01

    In order to solve the problems of new high-speed railway bridge cancel human pavement,the skylight time limit and other characteristics that traditional bridge test equipment maintenance can't reach the detection requirements,a mechanical design plan of new high-speed railway bridge-detection vehicle was investigated. This bridge-detection vehicle uses the structure of fixed gate-type girder,its guiding girder and drive girder walk alternately. This vehicle can detect the onderkant of the bridge and bridge piers with image acquisition technology and can pass the bridge pier automatically without affect the normal train traffic. And its 3D modeling and simulation animation was completed by Solidworks.the virtual prototype was tested. The experimental results show that this design scheme is feasible. This plan will provide reference to more testing and maintenance of railway bridge equipment research and development.%为了解决新型高速铁路桥梁取消人行便道、受“天窗”时间限制等传统桥梁检测维护设备不能达到检测要求的问题,提出了一种新型高速铁路专用桥梁检测车的机械设计方案.该检测车设计采用门式梁固联、导向梁和驱动梁交替行走结构形式;利用图像采集技术实施对高铁桥梁下表面及桥墩的检测;可在不影响列车正常通行的情况下,实现自动过墩.最后,用Solidworks完成了三维建模及动画仿真,并进行了虚拟样机试验.研究结果表明,该设计方案是可行的,为更多高速铁路桥梁检测维护设备研发提供了借鉴和参考.

  12. Istanbul Bridge Conference 2014

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    Gülkan, Polat; Mahmoud, Khaled

    2016-01-01

      The book includes peer-reviewed contributions selected from presentations given at the Istanbul Bridge Conference 2014, held from August 11 – 13 in Istanbul, Turkey. It reports on the current challenges in bridge engineering faced by professionals around the globe, giving a special emphasis to recently developed techniques, innovations and opportunities. The book covers key topics in the field, including modeling and analysis methods; construction and erection techniques; design for extreme events and condition assessment and structural health monitoring. There is a balanced presentation of theory, research and practice. This book, which provides the readers with a comprehensive and timely reference guide on current practices in bridge engineering, is intended for professionals, academic researchers and students alike.

  13. Active Control of Suspension Bridges

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    Thoft-Christensen, Palle

    In this paper some recent research on active control of very long suspension bridges, is presented. The presentation is based on research work at Aalborg University, Denmark. The active control system is based on movable flaps attached to the bridge girder. Wind load on bridges with or without...... flaps attached to the girder is briefly presented. A simple active control system is discussed. Results from wind tunnel experiments with a bridge section show that flaps can be used effectively to control bridge girder vibrations. Flutter conditions for suspension bridges with and without flaps are...

  14. Soil-structure interaction modeling effects on seismic response of cable-stayed bridge tower

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    Raheem, Shehata E. Abdel; Hayashikawa, Toshiro

    2013-12-01

    A nonlinear dynamic analysis, including soil-structure interaction, is developed to estimate the seismic response characteristics and to predict the earthquake response of cable-stayed bridge towers with spread foundation. An incremental iterative finite element technique is adopted for a more realistic dynamic analysis of nonlinear soil-foundation-superstructure interaction system under great-earthquake ground motion. Two different approaches to model soil foundation interaction are considered: nonlinear Winkler soil foundation model and linear lumped-parameter soil model. The numerical results show that the simplified lumped-parameter-model analysis provides a good prediction for the peak response, but it overestimates the acceleration response and underestimates the uplift force at the anchor between superstructure and pier. The soil bearing stress beneath the footing base is dramatically increased due to footing base uplift. The predominant contribution to the vertical response at footing base resulted from the massive foundation rocking rather than from the vertical excitation.

  15. Non-linear characterisation of the physical model of an ancient masonry bridge

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    This paper presents the non-linear investigations carried out on a scaled model of a two-span masonry arch bridge. The model has been built in order to study the effect of the central pile settlement due to riverbank erosion. Progressive damage was induced in several steps by applying increasing settlements at the central pier. For each settlement step, harmonic shaker tests were conducted under different excitation levels, this allowing for the non-linear identification of the progressively damaged system. The shaker tests have been performed at resonance with the modal frequency of the structure, which were determined from a previous linear identification. Estimated non-linearity parameters, which result from the systematic application of restoring force based identification algorithms, can corroborate models to be used in the reassessment of existing structures. The method used for non-linear identification allows monitoring the evolution of non-linear parameters or indicators which can be used in damage and safety assessment.

  16. Building Migratory Bridges

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    Roy, Michael; Doss, Laurie K.

    2007-01-01

    The Building Migratory Bridges (BOMB) program--a collaboration between the Marvel wood School and Audubon Sharon in Connecticut and Conservation Research Education Action (CR EA), a U.S. not-for-profit in Panama--uses nontropical migratory bird research in the United States and Panama to demonstrate how negative environmental impacts in one…

  17. Quantum Bidding in Bridge

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    Muhammad, Sadiq; Tavakoli, Armin; Kurant, Maciej; Pawłowski, Marcin; Żukowski, Marek; Bourennane, Mohamed

    2014-04-01

    Quantum methods allow us to reduce communication complexity of some computational tasks, with several separated partners, beyond classical constraints. Nevertheless, experimental demonstrations of this have thus far been limited to some abstract problems, far away from real-life tasks. We show here, and demonstrate experimentally, that the power of reduction of communication complexity can be harnessed to gain an advantage in a famous, immensely popular, card game—bridge. The essence of a winning strategy in bridge is efficient communication between the partners. The rules of the game allow only a specific form of communication, of very low complexity (effectively, one has strong limitations on the number of exchanged bits). Surprisingly, our quantum technique does not violate the existing rules of the game (as there is no increase in information flow). We show that our quantum bridge auction corresponds to a biased nonlocal Clauser-Horne-Shimony-Holt game, which is equivalent to a 2→1 quantum random access code. Thus, our experiment is also a realization of such protocols. However, this correspondence is not complete, which enables the bridge players to have efficient strategies regardless of the quality of their detectors.

  18. Bridge of Light

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    2011-01-01

    Lying gleaming white under a brooding sky,the Lhasa River Railway Bridge forms a gate to Lhasa City.Built as a part of Qinghai-Tibet Railway,on July 1,2011, the highest altitude railway in the world has been in service for five years. Lhasa,Tibet

  19. Bridge over troubled water?

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    Svendsen, Gunnar Lind Haase; Nannestad, Peter; Svendsen, Gert Tinggaard

    2008-01-01

    The problem of integrating non-Western immigrants into Western welfare states is the focus of this paper. To address this issue, we suggest a social capital approach in which we apply the conceptual pair of bridging social capital (BR), which connects an individual to the broader social structure...

  20. Revised Rules for Concrete Bridges

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    Thoft-Christensen, Palle; Jensen, F. M.; Middleton, C.; Blackmore, A.

    This paper is based on research performed for the Highway Agency, London, UK under the project DPU/9/44 "Revision of Bridge Assessment Rules Based on Whole Life Performance: Concrete Bridges" It contains details of a methodology which can be used to generate Whole Life (WL) reliability profiles....... These WL reliability profiles may be used to establish revised rules for Concrete Bridges....

  1. [Retention of adhesive bridges].

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    Raes, F; De Boever, J

    1994-04-01

    Since the development of adhesive bridges in the early seventies, the retention and therefore the durability of these bridges has been tremendously improved. Conditioning of the non-precious metal by silanisation, careful acid etching of the enamel and the use of the appropriate composite resin are of prime importance. Furthermore, the meticulous preparation with enough interproximal embrace, occlusal rests, interocclusal clearance and cingulum stops is equally important. Including more teeth in the design does not necessarily lead to an improved retention. Besides the material and technical aspects, the whole clinical procedure needs much attention. The retention does not depend on one single factor, but on the precision of all the necessary clinical steps and on a well-defined selection of the material. In this way a five-year survival rate of close to 80% can be obtained. PMID:11830965

  2. Nasal Bridge Intramuscular Hemangioma

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    Zulkifli Hamir Basah; Irfan Mohamad; Ramiza Ramza Ramli; Maha Khadum Gayadh; Samarendra Singh Mutum

    2015-01-01

    Intramuscular haemangioma (IMH) is a benign mesenchymal tumour. It appears as a deep, nontender mass within the soft tissue, particularly in the extremities. This tumour may not be obvious on clinical examination. Head and neck IMHs represent only 13.5% of the total IMHs. The most common site for a head and neck IMH is the masseter muscle, followed by trapezius, sternocleidomastoid, and very rarely temporalis muscle. We present a patient with left nasal bridge swelling which was excised and h...

  3. BRIDGING SERVICE QUALITY GAPS

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    BARKATH UNISSA

    2012-01-01

    Bridging the Service quality gaps is one of the foremost areas of concern for amarketer. Service marketing is inherently different from product or goods marketing.Services are distinctively characterized by their intangible, heterogeneous, inseparableand perishable nature. The importance of the service sector in today's world is a verywidely accepted and renowned idea. “We are already experiencing a service society“services do have some basic characteristics which make them fundamentally diff...

  4. Bridging as Coercive Accommodation

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    Bos, J W; Mineur, A M; Bos, Johan; Buitelaar, Paul; Mineur, Anne-Marie

    1995-01-01

    In this paper we discuss the notion of "bridging" in Discourse Representation Theory as a tool to account for discourse referents that have only been established implicitly, through the lexical semantics of other referents. In doing so, we use ideas from Generative Lexicon theory, to introduce antecedents for anaphoric expressions that cannot be "linked" to a proper antecedent, but that do not need to be "accommodated" because they have some connection to the network of discourse referents that is already established.

  5. Nematic liquid crystal bridges

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    Doss, Susannah; Ellis, Perry; Vallamkondu, Jayalakshmi; Danemiller, Edward; Vernon, Mark; Fernandez-Nieves, Alberto

    We study the effects of confining a nematic liquid crystal between two parallel glass plates with homeotropic boundary conditions for the director at all bounding surfaces. We find that the free surface of the nematic bridge is a surface of constant mean curvature. In addition, by changing the distance between the plates and the contact angle with the glass plates, we transition between loops and hedgehogs that can be either radial or hyperbolic.

  6. Vulnerability of bridges to fire

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    Giuliani, Luisa; Crosti, C.; Gentili, F.

    2012-01-01

    Even if recent effort in developing methodology and measures for design structures against fire and explosions has been mostly focused on buildings, bridges can also be very sensitive to those actions, as witnesses by some recent bridge accidents, which caused major economic losses and also...... endangered people safety in few cases. Purpose of this paper is making a focus on the state of the art of the research and current regulations concerning the response of bridges to fire. Several cases of bridge fires are reported and a focus is made on the occurrence and consequence of bridge fires......, considering both the costs deriving by structural damages and by limited serviceability and other indirect societal aspects. Few cases of recent bridge fire are reviewed in detail and structural consequences are highlighted, distinguishing between damages directly induced by fire and damages induced by local...

  7. Monitoring of concrete bridges

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    Pirner, Miroš; Urushadze, Shota

    Orlando,Florida: Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc, 2007 - (Wicks, A.), s. 250-257 ISBN 0-912053-97-6. [IMAC, Conference & Exposition on Structural Dynamics/25./. Orlando (US), 17.02.2007-19.02.2007] R&D Projects: GA MDS(CZ) 1F45D/013/120; GA ČR(CZ) GA103/05/2066 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z20710524 Keywords : Long-term measurements * Dynamic response * Bridge * Strain gauges * Rain-flow Subject RIV: JM - Building Engineering

  8. Theory of bridge aerodynamics

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    Strømmen, Einar

    2006-01-01

    This text book is intended for studies in wind engineering, with focus on the stochastic theory of wind induced dynamic response calculations for slender bridges or other line ?like civil engineering type of structures. It contains the background assumptions and hypothesis as well as the development of the computational theory that is necessary for the prediction of wind induced fluctuating displacements and cross sectional forces. The simple cases of static and quasi-static structural response calculations are for the sake of completeness also included. The text is at an advanced level in the

  9. Nondestructive testing for bridge diagnosis

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    There are many motivations for bridge diagnosis using Nondestructive testing (NDT) to monitor its integrity. The measured frequency and damping on real bridge are compared in one figure as a function of span length and general aspects are explained. These date were measured in every construction of bridges and applied to design new bridges. Ultrasonic testing is also well used for concrete and steel members mainly to detect internal damages or delaminations. Detail analysis on reflected waves gives us more accurate information about the defect. Experimental results are shown as examples in this paper.

  10. Modelling railway bridge asset management

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    Le, Bryant Linh Hai

    2014-01-01

    The UK has a long history in the railway industry with a large number of railway assets. Railway bridges form one of the major asset groups with more than 35,000 bridges. The majority of the bridge population are old being constructed over 100 years ago. Many of the bridges were not designed to meet the current network demand. With an expected increasing rate of deterioration due to the increasing traffic loads and intensities, the management authorities are faced with the difficult task of k...

  11. Environmental life cycle assessment comparison between two bridge types: reinforced concrete bridge and steel composite bridge

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    Du, Guangli; Karoumi, Raid

    2013-01-01

    The concept of sustainable construction has attracted an increased attention. Bridge infrastructures and their belonged construction activities consume considerable material and energy, which is responsible for large environmental burdens. However, the environmental assessment of bridges has not...... been integrated into the decision-making process. This paper presents a systematic LCA method for quantifying the environmental impacts for bridges. The comparison study is performed between a reinforced concrete bridge and a steel bridge as an alternative design, with several key maintenance and EOL...... scenarios outlined. LCA study is performed with the ReCiPe methodology with life cycle inventories data from public database. Five selected mid-point level impact categories and the energy consumption are presented. The result shows that the steel bridge has a better environmental performance due to the...

  12. General Construction Scheme for Anqing Changjiang River Railway Bridge%安庆长江铁路大桥总体施工方案

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    农代培; 季跃华; 徐炳法

    2013-01-01

    安庆长江铁路大桥采用双塔三索面钢桁梁斜拉桥和6孔64 m跨现浇简支箱梁布置形式,铁路4线.深水区3号、4号桥塔墩采用先围堰后平台的双壁钢围堰施工方案;5号墩桩基采用定位桩平台施工方案,承台采用双壁钢围堰施工方案.浅水区6号、7号及W01号、W02号桥墩桩基采用双栈桥加定位桩平台施工方案,承台采用钢板桩围堰施工方案.桥塔起始段采用支架法施工,其余采用大节段液压爬模施工;横梁采用支架法施工,分2层浇注.主桥无索区钢梁采用膺架法架设,桥塔墩有索区钢梁采用架梁吊机对称伸臂架设;在3号墩设置桁内开启式提升站取梁;全桥设2个合龙口,先中跨、后边跨合龙.非通航孔桥64 m箱梁采用支架法现浇施工.水中墩平台、围堰及栈桥考虑不同设防水位.该桥已于2012年12月实现多点精确合龙.%Anqing Changjiang River Railway Bridge was arranged as a 4-track railway steel truss girder cable-stayed bridge with double pylons,triple cable planes and with 6 spans of 64-m cast-in-situ simply-supported box girders.The pylon piers No.3 and No.4 of the bridge in the deep water area were constructed by the scheme of double-wall steel cofferdams,in which the cofferdams were set up first and the working platforms were late.The pile foundation of the pier No.5 was constructed by the positioning pile platform and the pile cap of the pier was constructed by the double-wall steel cofferdam.The pile foundations of the piers No.6,No.7 and the piers W01 and W02 in the shallow water area were constructed by the twin trestle bridges and positioning pile platforms and the pile caps thereof were constructed by the steel sheet pile cofferdams.The starting segments of a pylon were constructed by the scaffolding method while the rest of the segments were constructed by the large segment hydraulic climbing formwork.The cross beam of the pylon was cast in two layers by the scaffolding method

  13. Thermal bridges of modern windows

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    Hansen, Ernst Jan de Place; Møller, Eva B.; Nielsen, Anker;

    2013-01-01

    With its focus on reduced energy consumption, contemporary housing construction requires a highly insulated and airtight building envelope with as few thermal bridges as possible.Windows must be carefully designed, as thermal bridges can lead to surface condensation or mold growth, even if the wi...

  14. Vulnerability of bridges to fire

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    Giuliani, Luisa; Crosti, C.; Gentili, F.

    2012-01-01

    Even if recent effort in developing methodology and measures for design structures against fire and explosions has been mostly focused on buildings, bridges can also be very sensitive to those actions, as witnesses by some recent bridge accidents, which caused major economic losses and also endan...

  15. Superconductivity in small metal bridges

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    Josephson effects in weaklinks are discussed for low and high frequency regimes using simple perturbation techniques. It is proven that no measurement of the supercurrent dependence upon frequency above the Riedel peak frequency can be made using rf sources whose frequencies are below the Riedel peak. Thus the bulk of work done in the field on the high frequency structure of the Josephson current is shown to be invalid. Metal bridges shorter than a newly defined temperature independent length for superconductors, l/sub PHONON/, are proven to be identical in their Josephson current behavior to tunneling junctions. The BCS gap equation is generalized to include voltage gradient effects on pairs within the bridge. The oscillation frequency for long bridges (l/sub BRIDGE/ greater than l/sub PHONON/) is shown to be limited to less than 10'' Hz. An experimental test of the new voltage dependent gap is made as well as tests of the pair reforming time of bridges

  16. Bridge Coupler for APT

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    Greninger, P T; Spalek, G; Greninger, Paul T.; Rodarte, Henry J.

    2000-01-01

    The Coupled Cavity Drift Tube Linac (CCDTL) used in the Accelerator for the Production of Tritium (APT) is fully described elsewhere [1]. The modules are composed of several machined and brazed segments that must account for the accumulation of dimensional tolerances in the build up of the stack. In addition, space requirements dictate that power fed to the accelerator cannot be through the accelerating cavities. As well, we would like to remove a single segment of the accelerator without removing additional segments. These requirements combined with phasing relationships of the design and space limitations have resulted in a different bridge coupling method used in the module comprising 3-gap segments. The coupling method, phasing relationships and other features that enhance the flexibility of the design will be discussed.

  17. Half Bridge Inductive Heater

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    Zoltán GERMÁN-SALLÓ

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Induction heating performs contactless, efficient and fast heating of conductive materials, therefore became one of the preferred heating procedure in industrial, domestic and medical applications. During induction heating the high-frequency alternating currents that heat the material are induced by means of electromagnetic induction. The material to be heated is placed inside the time-varying magnetic field generated by applying a highfrequency alternating current to an induction coil. The alternating electromagnetic field induces eddy currents in the workpiece, resulting resistive losses, which then heat the material. This paper describes the design of a power electronic converter circuit for induction heating equipment and presents the obtained results. The realized circuit is a low power half bridge resonant inverter which uses power MOS transistors and adequate driver circuits.

  18. Numerical Modeling of the Lake Mary Road Bridge for Foundation Reuse Assessment

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    Sitek, M. A. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Bojanowski, C. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Lottes, S. A. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)

    2015-04-01

    This project uses numerical techniques to assess the structural integrity and capacity of the bridge foundations and, as a result, reduces the risk associated with reusing the same foundation for a new superstructure. Nondestructive test methods of different types were used in combination with the numerical modeling and analysis. The onsite tests included visual inspection, tomography, ground penetrating radar, drilling boreholes and coreholes, and the laboratory tests on recovered samples. The results were utilized to identify the current geometry of the structure with foundation, including the hidden geometry of the abutments and piers, and soil and foundation material properties. This data was used to build the numerical models and run computational analyses on a high performance computer cluster to assess the structural integrity of the bridge and foundations including the suitability of the foundation for reuse with a new superstructure and traffic that will increase the load on the foundations. Computational analysis is more cost-effective and gives an advantage of getting more detailed knowledge about the structural response. It also enables to go beyond non-destructive testing and find the failure conditions without destroying the structure under consideration.

  19. Nanoparticle bridge DNA biosensor

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    Huang, Hong-Wen

    A new DNA sensing method is demonstrated in which DNA hybridization events lead to the formation of nanoparticle satellites that bridge two electrodes and are detected electrically. The hybridization events are exclusively carried out only on specific locations, the surfaces of C-ssDNA modified 50 nm GNPs. The uniqueness of this work is that only a small number of T-ccDNA molecules (target DNA and three-base-pair-mismatched DNA in 20nM concentrations. Three single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) system is used in our experiment which includes Capture-ssDNA (C-ssDNA), Target-ssDNA (T-ssDNA) and Probe-ssDNA (P-ssDNA). Both C-ssDNA and P-ssDNA are modified by a thiol group and can hybridize with different portions of T-ssDNA. T-ssDNA requires no modification in three ssDNA system, which is beneficial in many applications. C-ssDNA modified 50nm gold nanoparticle (C-50au) and P-ssDNA modified 30nm gold nanoparticle (P-30au) are prepared through the reaction of thiol-gold chemical bonding between thiolated ssDNA and gold nanoparticle (GNP) (C-ssDNA with 50nm GNP, P-ssDNA with 30nm GNP). We controllably place the C-50au only on the SiO2 band surface (˜ 90nm width) between two gold electrodes (source and drain electrodes) by forming positively- and negatively-charged self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on SiO2 and gold surface, respectively. DNA modified GNP is negatively charged due to ionization of phosphate group on DNA back bone. C-50au therefore is negatively charged and can only be attracted toward SiO2 area (repelled by negatively charged gold electrode surface). The amine group of positively-charged SAMs on SiO2 surface is then passivated by converting to non-polar methyl functional group after C-50au placement. P-30au is first hybridized with T-ssDNA in the solution phase (T-P- 30au formed) and is introduced into DNA detection device in which C-50au are immobilized on ˜90nm width SiO2 band (between two gold electrodes). The passivation step ensures every TP-30au are attached

  20. 汶川地震桥梁震害经验及抗震研究若干新进展%Lessons Learned from Wenchuan Seismic Damages and Recent Research on Seismic Design of Highway Bridges

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    王东升; 孙治国; 郭迅; 李晓莉; 霍燚

    2011-01-01

    The great Wenchuan earthquake, which measured as 8. 0 Ms and occurred on May 12, 2008 in Sichuan province of China, has caused severe damage to many highway bridges and also left us with valuable information that can be analyzed to reduce potential losses associated with future earthquakes. The Lessons learned from Wenchuan seismic damages of highway bridges were summarized. It is believed that special attention should be paid to (1) bridge seismic response and unseating damages subjected to near-fault ground motions; ( 2 ) preventive design of collapse damage of curved girder bridges with small radius; ( 3 ) ductility and seismic design, detailed reinforcement of bridges and seismic damage control of high-rise piers under deep water. The recent research progress of our research team on seismic performance of highway bridges was summarized. It includes design idea and method of unseating protection of highway bridges, deformation capacity and shear strength of PC bridge piers, numerical simulation of seismic damage mechanism of curved girder bridges, and countermeasures to prevent collapse of curved girder bridges with small radius.%2008年5月12日我国四川省汶川县发生8.0级大地震,造成大量公路桥梁破坏,并为桥梁抗震研究留下了众多资料.总结了汶川地震桥梁震害经验,认为宜重视桥梁近断层地震动响应及防落梁措施、小半径曲线梁桥地震防倒塌设计、桥梁延性抗震设计及细部配筋和深水高桥墩地震损伤及控制等抗震问题.综述了课题组近些年对桥梁抗震研究的若干新进展,包括梁式桥防落梁抗震设计理念及方法、钢筋混凝土桥墩地震抗剪强度及变形能力研究、曲线梁桥地震破坏机理数值分析与小半径曲线梁桥地震防倒塌设计对策等.

  1. Liquid-Bridge Breaking Limits

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    Macner, Ashley; Steen, Paul

    2011-11-01

    Wet adhesion by liquid bridges in large arrays shows promise for use in lightweight, controllable on-demand devices. Applications include grab/release of wafer substrates, transport of micron-sized tiles for use in 3D printing and micro-dosing of personalized pharmaceutical drugs. By wetting and spreading, a drop can form a bridge and thereby ``grab'' a nearby solid substrate. By volume decrease or extension, the bridge can break. The breaking limit corresponds to bridge instability which can be predicted, knowing the static mechanical response of the bridge. Mechanical behaviors include force-volume (FV), pressure-volume (pV) and force-length (FL) responses. Instability crucially depends on the mode of failure - failure under constant-force or constant length are typical cases. We study single bridge equilibria for their breaking limits. FV diagrams for the pin-pin equal and pin-pin unequal radii boundary conditions for different bridge heights are measured in the laboratory. The FL response in the case of pin-pin equal radii is also measured. Results are compared to predictions of static theory. Static results are then used to compare to dynamical sequences where volume is driven quasistatically by syringe or an electro-osmotic pump. As the breaking limit is approached, the shape deformation accelerates leading to non-equilibrium shapes not captured by the static analysis.

  2. Analysis of seismic response of continuous rigid-frame bridge by considering the effect of the traveling wave%考虑行波效应的连续刚构桥地震响应分析

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    徐国英; 李明; 苗玉

    2015-01-01

    以某连续刚构桥为工程背景,运用有限元计算软件ANSYS对其进行数值模拟分析,求出了结构的自振频率、振型等动力参数。选择EL—Centro波作为激励,运用大质量法,采用时程分析法分析行波效应对结构动力响应的影响。分析结果表明:行波效应增大了桥墩的轴力,对桥墩的位移、横桥向弯矩和剪力影响不大,桥墩顺桥向的弯矩和剪力有不同程度的削弱。%Taking a continuous rigid frame bridge as an example,this paper obtained the structure's natural frequencies and virbration modes by using the finite element software ANSYS.Choosing EL-Centro wave as exciation,by way of great mass method and using time-history analysis method ananlysis the effect of traveling wave to structure dynamic response.The analysis results show that the traveling wave effect increases the axial force of the bridge piers and having little effect to the displacement,shear and moment in cross-bridge direction.The moment and shear of the main bridge piers are decresed at various degrees due to the traveling wave effect along the bridge direction.

  3. Bridge Creek IMW database - Bridge Creek Restoration and Monitoring Project

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The incised and degraded habitat of Bridge Creek is thought to be limiting a population of ESA-listed steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss). A logical restoration...

  4. National Bridge Inventory - National Geospatial Data Asset (NGDA) Bridges

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    Department of Transportation — The NBI (NTAD 2015) is a collection of information (database) describing the more than 610,000 of the Nation's bridges located on public roads, including Interstate...

  5. Reliability Assessment of Concrete Bridges

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    Thoft-Christensen, Palle; Middleton, C. R.

    This paper is partly based on research performed for the Highways Agency, London, UK under the project DPU/9/44 "Revision of Bridge Assessment Rules Based on Whole Life Performance: concrete bridges". It contains the details of a methodology which can be used to generate Whole Life (WL) reliability...... profiles. These WL reliability profiles may be used to establish revised rules for concrete bridges. This paper is to some extend based on Thoft-Christensen et. al. [1996], Thoft-Christensen [1996] et. al. and Thoft-Christensen [1996]....

  6. Bridging the urological divide.

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    Roberts, Robin

    2011-09-23

    The advanced disease clinical presentations, higher morbidity and mortality rates and lack of available treatment options in prostate cancer care, attest to disparities in the delivery and outcomes of urological services in Black men of African lineage in both the Developed and Developing countries. This gap in health care and services in the global management of prostate cancer denotes the urological divide.Through the experience of a Developing country urologist with a comparative literature review, this presentation defines the determinants of the disparity through deficiencies in human, material and financial resources, as is most prevalent in Developing countries.Solutions to ending health care disparities must take into account the existing development phase of Third World countries and thus determine whether the Developed countries should export a total service delivery system or seek primarily to advance the competence and skills of the existing Developing country resources.Collaboration in prostate cancer research has the greatest promise and sustainability of bridging this urological divide and is of mutual benefit to both entities. PMID:21992183

  7. Overall Design and Study of South and North Bridges of Xiazhang Sea-Crossing Bridge%厦漳跨海大桥南、北汊桥总体设计与研究

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    王福敏; 罗强; 李军

    2013-01-01

    厦漳跨海大桥主要由北汊桥、海门岛立交及收费服务区、南汊桥、海平立交四大部分组成,全长9.333 km.为适应复杂的自然与建设条件,对该桥桥位方案进行比选,并对项目中关键控制性工程(北汊主桥、南汊主桥)的桥型方案进行研究.经研究,最终确定北汊主桥采用主跨780m的五跨连续钢箱梁斜拉桥方案,南汊主桥采用主跨300 m的结合梁斜拉桥方案.针对项目中复杂的地质条件、高地震烈度和恶劣的风环境,分别采取设置适应性强的桩基础,对较差的桩基地质注浆;按抗震要求进行构造设计,在主桥塔梁处设置纵向阻尼器,引桥设置减隔震支座;北汊主桥采用一种翼型扶手栏杆、南汊主桥采用分流板抗风等措施进行处理.%The Xiazhang Sea-Crossing Bridge,totally 9.333 km long,is composed of four major parts of the north bridge,Haimen Island interchange and toll service area,south bridge and Haiping interchange.To accommodate the complicated natural and construction conditions of the bridge,the bridge site schemes were compared and the bridge type schemes for the critical control projects (the north and south main bridges) were studied.According to the study,it was finally determined that the 5-span continuous steel box girder cable-stayed bridge with a main span 780 m would be adopted for the north main bridge and the composite girder cable-stayed bridge with a main span 300 m would be adopted for the south main bridge.In consideration of the complicated geologic conditions,high intensity earthquake and harsh wind environment,the well adaptive pile foundations were respectively utilized.For the pile foundations at the locations with poor geology,the foundations would be grouted.The structures of the bridge were designed in compliance with the seismic resistance requirements.At the connections between the pylons and girders of the main bridges,the longitudinal dampers were arranged and on the piers

  8. 荆岳铁路洞庭湖大桥主桥抗风分析%Wind Resistant Analysis of Jing Yue Railway Dongting Lake Bridge

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    谭冠生

    2014-01-01

    \\The space finite element model analysis of Jing Yue Railway Bridge in Dongting Lake is performed to study the dynamic characteristics of bridge operation state and the whole process of con-struction and evaluate the wind resistance safety performance.Analysis result shows that the long ca-ble outside the middle tower has a certain role of constraining the longitudinal displacement of the bridge tower.The restriction role of transition pier and auxiliary pier to the horizontal and vertical vi-bration is more obvious.The main girder is made up of steel truss beam and has high torsion rigidity. The critical wind velocity of coupled bending torsion flutter and separated-flow torsion flutter of each working state exceed their flutter test speed.The wind resistance safety requirements are satisfied.%采用空间有限元模型分析荆岳铁路洞庭湖大桥主桥在成桥运营状态和施工全过程中的动力特性,评估主桥抗风安全性能。分析表明,中塔外边的长索对约束中塔纵桥向位移有一定的作用,过渡墩、辅助墩对主梁的横向和竖向振动的制约作用比较明显。主梁为钢桁梁,扭转刚度大,各工况的主梁弯扭耦合颤振和分离流扭转颤振的临界风速均超过了各自的主梁颤振检验风速,满足抗风安全性要求。

  9. 粉房湾长江大桥主桥钢桁梁架设施工技术%Construction Techniques for Erection of Steel Truss Girder of Main Bridge of Fenfangwan Changjiang River Bridge

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    王存贵; 王殿永; 高杰; 靳春尚

    2012-01-01

    The main bridge of Fenfangwan Changjiang River Bridge in Chongqing City is a semi-floating system steel truss girder cable-stayed bridge with double pylons, double cable planes and with span arrangement (216. 5 + 464 + 216. 5) m. The main girder of the bridge is designed as the steel truss girder structure erected by the piece-by-piece assembling. In the light of the topographic conditions of the south and north banks, the asymmetric way of erection was chosen for the girder. The steel truss girder on the south bank side was erected from the side span towards the central span. The girder of the side span was assembled on the scaffolding, the girder in the middle was erected first and then the components like the edge stringers and edge deck plates were erected, using the deck truck cranes. The girder for the main span was erected by the cantilever assembling method. The girder of the north bank was erected by the balanced two-cantilever assembling method and the 5 blocks of the girder atop and on both sides of a main pier were assembled on the pier-side brackets.%重庆粉房湾长江大桥主桥为跨度(216.5+464+216.5)m的双塔双索面半飘浮体系钢桁梁斜拉桥,主梁采用钢桁梁结构.钢桁梁采取散拼架设,南、北岸钢桁梁根据地形情况选取了不对称的方式施工.南岸钢桁梁由边跨向中跨架设,边跨钢桁梁采用支架拼装,先架设中间桁架,再利用桥面汽车吊架设边纵梁、边桥面板等构件;主跨钢桁梁采用悬臂拼装.北岸钢桁梁采用双悬臂对称架设,主墩墩顶及两侧共5个节段钢桁梁采用墩旁托架拼装.

  10. Mineral bridges in nacre revisited

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    Checa, Antonio G; Willinger, Marc-Georg

    2012-01-01

    We confirm with high-resolution techniques the existence of mineral bridges between superposed nacre tablets. In the towered nacre of both gastropods and the cephalopod Nautilus there are large bridges aligned along the tower axes, corresponding to gaps (150-200 nm) in the interlamellar membranes. Gaps are produced by the interaction of the nascent tablets with a surface membrane that covers the nacre compartment. In the terraced nacre of bivalves bridges associated with elongated gaps in the interlamellar membrane (> 100 nm) have mainly been found at or close to the edges of superposed parental tablets. To explain this placement, we hypothesize that the interlamellar membrane breaks due to differences in osmotic pressure across it when the interlamellar space below becomes reduced at an advanced stage of calcification. In no cases are the minor connections between superimposed tablets (< 60 nm), earlier reported to be mineral bridges, found to be such.

  11. Bridge Culture of Langde Village

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    2002-01-01

    Langde, a village in Leishan County ofsouthwestern Guizhou province, is known for itslarge number of unique bridges bearing the distinctdesign style of the Miao ethnic group. Animpressive variety of well-preserved ancient

  12. Simulation of multivariate diffusion bridges

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    Bladt, Mogens; Finch, Samuel; Sørensen, Michael

    We propose simple methods for multivariate diffusion bridge simulation, which plays a fundamental role in simulation-based likelihood and Bayesian inference for stochastic differential equations. By a novel application of classical coupling methods, the new approach generalizes a previously...

  13. Applications of overburden conveyor bridges

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    Schachtschneider, H.

    1987-06-01

    In large scale surface mines of the capacities required today, a cross-pit operation with overburden conveyor bridges is the most economical method of overburden removal and disposal. In order to provide the production capacity required in surface mining equipment by the GDR brown coal industry, VEB Schwermaschinenbau Lauchhammerwerk undertook the design and manufacture of standard overburden conveyor bridges for cut heights of 34 m, 45 m and 60 m. All three base types may be equipped to match the site specific geological and geotechnical conditions, and to meet customer's demands. Specifications of the bridges are given as well as details of conveyor belt speeds, modifications to the standards, and number manufactured. Design problems faced with the 60 m bridge are discussed, together with details of the superstructure, method of operation, transportation rates, structural steel used, assembly and power supply. 5 refs.

  14. ANGIOGRAPHIC ASPECTS OF MYOCARDIAL BRIDGES

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    Sujatha. M

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The segment of epicardial coronary artery that traverses intramurally through the myocardium and bridged by a bunch of cardiac muscle fibers is called tunneled artery or intramural artery. The band of cardiac muscle fibers passing over the tunneled artery segment is named as myocardial bridge. During angiography milking effect is observed during systole due to the external pressure of muscle fibers on the tunneled artery that leads to narrowing of vessel lumen and further ischemia. Materials & Methods: It is a prospective study performed from 2012- 2015 in cardiac centers available around Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, South India. A total number of 2015 adult patients who underwent diagnostic coronary angiography were evaluated to detect myocardial bridges. With the informed consent the relevant data was collected from the patients and analyzed. Results: The prevalence of myocardial bridges was 3.17%. Among the 2015 patients 70.7% are males and 29.2% are females. Among 64 myocardial bridge positive cases 62.5% were male and 37.5% were female patients. Regarding coronary dominance 84% were right dominant and 14.4% were left dominant and 1.6% are balanced. The percentage incidence of myocardial bridging according to dominance was 3.01% for right dominant patients, 4.12% for left dominant patients and 3.1% for balanced dominant patients. In all the myocardial bridge positive cases they were located on the left anterior descending artery (LAD. According to diagnosis the patients with normal coronaries were 22.6%, patients with MILD CAD were 17.9%, patients with single vessel disease were 23.4%, patients with two vessel disease were 14.7% and the patients with triple vessel disease were 21.3%. The 64 myocardial bridging cases were grouped in to three groups according to their age. Incidence of double bridges was observed in 3 cases of which 66.7% males & 33.3% in females. Conclusion: These results show that Andhra Pradesh population are

  15. ANGIOGRAPHIC ASPECTS OF MYOCARDIAL BRIDGES

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    Sujatha M; V Subhadra Devi; C. S. S. Raju; B. Yugandhar; Nagaraju

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: The segment of epicardial coronary artery that traverses intramurally through the myocardium and bridged by a bunch of cardiac muscle fibers is called tunneled artery or intramural artery. The band of cardiac muscle fibers passing over the tunneled artery segment is named as myocardial bridge. During angiography milking effect is observed during systole due to the external pressure of muscle fibers on the tunneled artery that leads to narrowing of vessel lumen and further isc...

  16. SURGERY OF SYMPTOMATIC MYOCARDIAL BRIDGING

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    N. Maghamipour N. Safaei

    2007-01-01

    Myocardial bridging with systolic compression of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) may be associated with myocardial ischemia. In symptomatic myocardial bridging unresponsive to medical treatment, surgical unroofing of the left LAD can be performed. Little information is available about the long-term prognosis of patients with this coronary anomaly after the surgical unroofing, so we decided to evaluate the result of this operation. A total of 26 patients underwent surgical u...

  17. Stability of liquid crystalline bridges

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    Mahajan, Milind P.; Tsige, Mesfin; Taylor, P. L.; Rosenblatt, Charles

    1999-02-01

    The stability of cylindrical bridges of the liquid crystal octylcyanobiphenyl in an immiscible liquid bath was investigated in the nematic and smectic A phases. In the nematic phase the bridge was found to destabilize at a length-to-diameter (slenderness) ratio R similar to that of ordinary Newtonian fluids. On the other hand, the Bingham behavior of the smectic A phase, i.e., an apparent yield stress, enabled the formation of stable columns with R well in excess of π.

  18. Scheme of Pressure Boost and Floating Aid for Steel Open Caisson of Main Ship Channel Bridge of Hutong Changjiang River Bridge%沪通长江大桥主航道桥钢沉井增压助浮方案

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    余允锋; 邱琼海; 王立忠

    2015-01-01

    The main ship channel bridge of the Hutong Changjiang River Bridge is a double-py-lon continuous steel truss girder cable-stayed bridge with span arrangement (140+462+1 092+462+140) m .T he foundations for the main piers of the bridge are all the open caissons ,of w hich the plan dimensions of the caisson top of the main pier No .29 are 86 .9 m × 58 .7 m and in the plan of the caisson ,24 well holes are arranged .The total height of the caisson of the pier is 115 m and the lower part of the caisson is the steel caisson that is 56 m in height .In the state of free floating , the draught of the steel caisson is 12 .5 m ,the caisson can not be floated out of the shipyard be-cause of the deep draught and has the risk of grounding in the floating .To reduce the draught of the caisson and to keep the pressure in the air cabins of the caisson stable ,the scheme of pressure boost and floating aid for the caisson was proposed ,that was ,12 well holes in the caisson were symmetrically closed to make the well holes the sealed cabins .Meanwhile ,the active pressure boost system was arranged and the air was injected into the cabins from the tops of the closing cov-er plates of the well holes .The pressure boost system was composed of the air compressor ,main air pipes ,branch air pipes ,extension air pipes ,air pressure meters ,check valves ,stop valves and liquid level sensors .By the measures of injecting the air for pressure boost and releasing the air for pressure reduction ,the air pressure in each cabin was controlled .With the scheme of the pressure boost and floating aid ,the steel open caisson of the pier was finally floated out from the shipyard to the pier site only in 3 h and the effect of the scheme implementation was sound .%沪通长江大桥主航道桥为(140+462+1 092+462+140 ) m双塔连续钢桁梁斜拉桥 ,该桥主墩均采用沉井基础 ,其中 ,29号主墩沉井顶平面尺寸为86 .9 m × 58 .7 m ,平面布置24个井孔 ,高115m,下部钢沉井高56

  19. SURGERY OF SYMPTOMATIC MYOCARDIAL BRIDGING

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    N. Maghamipour N. Safaei

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Myocardial bridging with systolic compression of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD may be associated with myocardial ischemia. In symptomatic myocardial bridging unresponsive to medical treatment, surgical unroofing of the left LAD can be performed. Little information is available about the long-term prognosis of patients with this coronary anomaly after the surgical unroofing, so we decided to evaluate the result of this operation. A total of 26 patients underwent surgical unroofing of myocardial bridging. Patients had a myocardial bridge of at least 3 cm in length in the middle of LAD and with more than 70% compression during systole. Unroofing was performed with cardiopulmonary bypass in 16 and with off pump technique in 10 patients. In 6 patients repeat angiographies for control of myotomy were done. In one of them a nonsignificant 20% narrowing was seen. Postoperative scintigraphic and angiographic studies demonstrated restoration of coronary flow and myocardial perfusion without residual myocardial bridges under beta-stimulation in 24 patients. Two patients had residual narrowing. With off pump technique, 1 patient had perforation of the right ventricle and 1 patient underwent reoperation because of incomplete unroofing during the first operation. None of the patients with cardiopulmonary bypass technique had residual chest pain or other complications. Surgical unroofing of myocardial bridging with the aid of cardiopulmonary bypass is a safe and easy procedure with low operative risk and with excellent functional results.

  20. 桥墩覆膜补水养护新方法%Water Conservation of Piers by Using Film

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    周渊韬

    2013-01-01

      本文在深入了解混凝土养护重要性的基础上,针对桥梁墩台养护作业面临的困境及存在的问题,推荐了覆膜+补水养护的新方法,详细介绍了加压上水装置的组成和使用方法,谨供工程技术领域同行参考。%The paper analyzes the importance of concrete conservation. Aiming at the difficulties in pier conservation, the paper puts forward a new method of film and water conservation, and presents the component of pressurized water equipment and use, for serving as reference for the peer.

  1. Wave-current force on bridge foundation

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    Pan, J.N.; Wang, D.T.; Wang, X. G.; Nie, F

    2013-01-01

    Many cross-sea bridges have been constructed or in construction in the Chinese coastal areas, such as Hangzhou Bay Bridge, East China Sea Bridge and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, etc. Usually the foundations of cross-sea bridges will bear the load of wave and current simultaneously, the extreme value of which is an important factor for bridge design. It is quite difficult to estimate the extreme wave-current forces on bridge foundations due to their complex form, for example a polygonal plat...

  2. The UW Center for Photonics Instrumentation Education and Research (PIER): An Inquiry-Centered Graduate Training Program

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    Sheinis, A. I.; Hooper, E. J.; Eliceiri, K. W.

    2010-12-01

    Experimental and/or applied optics is an indispensable part of many research enterprises in a wide range of disciplines, from astronomy to biology, mechanical engineering to medicine, chemistry to atmospheric science, etc. Many researchers have limited background in optics, making it difficult to train their graduate students comprehensively enough so that they in turn can be effective principal investigators in their own optics-based research activities. Even with a mentor who is an expert optical scientist, the traditional apprenticeship training model prevalent in many optics research programs leaves the students with the knowledge needed to execute the aims of their project but insufficient breadth and depth. The emerging University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Photonics Instrumentation Education and Research (PIER) seeks to address these problems by providing a comprehensive multidisciplinary training program for graduate students whose interests and research incorporate advanced optical science and engineering. In addition to coursework, which will comprise the Ph.D. minor, PIER will have an inquiry-based instrument lab to ensure students have an applied knowledge of optics. The heart of the program, this lab will allow teams of early-career graduate students to experience the entire arc of an optics research project, from design to evaluation, to building and testing, and finally application. The projects will be short in duration but focused real-world optical experiments which can be completed by a team at the end of the third year of graduate school, in addition to the usual coursework and beginning Ph.D. research in each student's home program.

  3. Redundancy Evaluation of Fracture Critical Bridges

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    Bapat, Amey Vivek

    2014-01-01

    Cases of brittle fractures in major bridges prompted AASHTO to publish its first fracture control plan in 1978. It focused on material and fabrication standards, and required periodic 24-month hands-on inspection of bridges with fracture critical members. The practical result of this plan was to significantly increase the life cycle cost of these bridges, rendering them uneconomical. Apart from the Point Pleasant Bridge that failed in 1967, no other bridge has collapsed in the USA following a...

  4. A strange bridge by Leonardo

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    Huylebrouck, Dirk

    2013-01-01

    On folio 855 recto of the Codex Atlanticus, Leonardo da Vinci drew three 'easily movable' bridges, but one of them is enigmatic: all 'replicas' in Leonardo museums and exhibitions come as a surprise, to say the least, to any engineer or architect whose attention is drawn to it. This is the case for models in Amboise (France), Chicago and Portland (USA), Florence (Italy) and for the one of the traveling exhibition by the Australian company 'Grande Exhibitions' that already visited 40 major cities in the world. All 'replicas' of the bridge model attributed to Leonardo have pillars standing on the deck of the bridge, while the deck is suspended by cables attached on these pillars. At first sight this problem does not catch the attention of the observer, as the bridge seems to be a mixed form of a beam and a suspension bridge, but it was not overlooked by my colleague architect-engineer Dr. Laurens Luyten (Gent, Belgium). Yet, after a TV-interview in Brussels so much pressure was exerted by some of the museum col...

  5. Floating liquid bridge charge dynamics

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    Teschke, Omar; Soares, David Mendez; Gomes, Whyllerson Evaristo; Valente Filho, Juracyr Ferraz

    2016-01-01

    The interaction of liquid with electric fields is investigated in a configuration where up to 13 kV are applied between electrodes resulting in a 106 V/m electric field in the capillaries and where there is the formation of a free-standing fluid bridge in the interelectrode gap. The Mott-Gurney equation was fitted to the measured ionization current vs applied voltage curve which indicates that the ionization rate at the high-voltage anode electrode dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) interface and space charging in the interelectrode gap determine the floating liquid bridge current for a given cathode-to-anode voltage. Space charge effects were measured in the cathode becker and also at the liquid bridge since the ionized charges at the anode migrate to the bridge outer surface and decrease the interfacial tension from 43 mJ/m2 to 29 mJ/m2. Two distinct structural regions then form the bridge, a charged plastic (bulk modulus ˜100 MPa) conducting outer layer with a surface conductivity of ˜10-9 Ω-1, which shapes and supports the floating fluid structure, and an inner liquid cylinder, where DMSO molecules flow.

  6. Bridge Decomposition of Restriction Measures

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    Alberts, Tom

    2009-01-01

    Motivated by Kesten's bridge decomposition for two-dimensional self-avoiding walks in the upper half plane, we show that the conjectured scaling limit of the half-plane SAW, the SLE(8/3) process, also has an appropriately defined bridge decomposition. This continuum decomposition turns out to entirely be a consequence of the restriction property of SLE(8/3), and as a result can be generalized to the wider class of restriction measures. Specifically we show that the restriction hulls with index less than one can be decomposed into a Poisson Point Process of irreducible bridges in a way that is similar to Ito's excursion decomposition of a Brownian motion according to its zeros.

  7. 流冰撞击力作用下列车-简支梁桥耦合振动分析%Coupled vibration analysis for train and simply-supported bridge system subjected to floating-ice collision

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    夏超逸; 雷俊卿; 张楠

    2012-01-01

    A coupled vibration analysis model was established for train-bridge system subjected to floating-ice collision load. The force originated from the floating-ice collision, whose time history was measured in site experiment was taken as the load applied on the bridge piers in transient style. The dynamic responses of railway bridges subjected to floating-ice collision and their influences on the running safety of high-speed trains were analyzed by numerical simulation. The time history of a train traveling on a seven梥pan simply-supported bridge with 24m box girders when the floating-ice strikes bridge piers was simulated and the dynamic responses of the bridge and train vehicles were investigated. The calculation results show that the lateral acceleration of the bridge and running safety indices such as the derailment factors and offload factors of train vehicles will exceed the corresponding allowances when the train speed is higher than 250 km/h, indicating that collision of floating-ice has obvious effect on coupled vibration responses of train-bridge system.%建立撞击荷载作用下列车-桥梁系统动力分析模型,将现场实测的流冰撞击力时程作为系统的撞击荷载.通过计算机仿真分析,对流冰撞击作用下高速铁路桥梁的动力响应及其对桥上列车运行安全的影响进行研究.采用自编程序模拟列车过桥的全过程,计算分析7m×24 m简支箱梁桥在流冰撞击力作用下动力响应及桥上高速列车的动力响应.计算结果表明,在实测流冰撞击力作用下,桥梁横向加速度以及车辆脱轨系数和轮重减载率等行车安全指标在列车速度250 km/h以上时超过容许值,说明流冰撞击作用对车桥系统耦合振动响应具有较大的影响.

  8. Bridge Number and Conway Products

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    Blair, Ryan C.

    2007-01-01

    Schubert proved that, given a composite link $K$ with summands $K_{1}$ and $K_{2}$, the bridge number of $K$ satisfies the following equation: $$\\beta(K)=\\beta(K_{1})+\\beta(K_{2})-1.$$ In ``Conway Produts and Links with Multiple Bridge Surfaces", Scharlemann and Tomova proved that, given links $K_{1}$ and $K_{2}$, there is a Conway product $K_{1}\\times_{c}K_{2}$ such that $$\\beta(K_{1}\\times_{c} K_{2}) \\leq \\beta(K_{1}) + \\beta(K_{2}) - 1$$ In this paper, we define the generalized Conway prod...

  9. "NEVER TRUST THE TELLER," HE SAID. "TRUST THE TALE": NARRATIVE TECHNIQUE FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS TO POSTMODERN ADAPTATIONS BY RABIH ALAMEDDINE AND PIER PASOLINI

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    Saleem, Sobia

    2012-01-01

    AbstractSobia Saleem“Never Trust the Teller,” he said. “Trust the Tale”: Narrative Technique from the Arabian Nights to Postmodern Adaptations by Rabih Alameddine and Pier Pasolini This thesis stems from an examination of Rabih Alameddine's The Hakawati's embedded narrative structure. The roots of this structure reside in the Arabian Night's renowned frame structure, which can be traced to the Islamic aesthetic, primarily its textile culture and organization of the Qur...

  10. Optimum selection on bridge erection with floating crane in East China Sea Bridge and Hangzhou Bay Bridge

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    Shunquan Qin; Pu Zhou; Youheng Hua

    2004-01-01

    @@ Introduction With the rapid development of China′s economy, many bridges will be built over the Chinese coastal waters of Pacific Ocean. Among them, construction of East China Sea Bridge has been commenced in June 2001, and will be completed at the end of 2005, Hangzhou Bay Bridge was also started to construct in June 2003(Fig. 1). These two ultralong bridges are designed as twin expressway bridges standing side by side each carries a 3-lane one-way carriageway. The total width is 31.5m and 33.0m respectively. East China Sea Bridge starts from Nanhui District, Shanghai and extends to the Yangshan Deep Water Port Area, which is located at one of the Qiqu Islands. The total length of the bridge is about 31.0 km, in which 25 km are on the sea, and 22 km is in the unnavigable region. Hangzhou Bay Bridge across the mouth of Qiantang River.

  11. 沉湖汉江特大桥主桥连续刚构施工技术%Construction Techniques for Continuous Rigid Frame of Main Bridge of Chenhu Hanjiang River Bridge

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    赵天元

    2012-01-01

    The main bridge of Chenhu Hanjiang River Bridge is a continuous rigid frame bridge with span arrangement (102 + 168 + 102) m. The superstructure of the bridge is the single-cell single-box girder with variable depth and variable section and the substructure has round en-ded thin-wall twin piers supported on bored pile foundations. The holes of the bored piles for the main bridge were bored by the rotary boring machines and the pile caps were constructed in the steel sheet pile cofferdams. The segments No. 0 of the superstructure were constructed on the scaffolding while the rest of the segments were cantileveredly cast in situ by the diamond-shape form travelers. At the closure gap at the central span, the 4 000 kN horizontal pushing force was applied to fulfill the closure of the span. To ensure the construction quality and safety and to keep the actual status of the bridge to approach the design status to the maximum extent, the closure precision of the closure gap was made to accord with the requirements in the codes and the geometric shape of the completed bridge was made to meet the design status through the construction monitoring and control.%沉湖汉江特大桥主桥为(102+168+102)m连续刚构桥,上部结构为单箱单室、变高度、变截面梁,下部结构采用双墩薄壁圆端形桥墩、钻孔灌注桩基础.主桥桩基采用旋转钻机成孔,承台采用钢板桩围堰法施工;上部结构0号块采用落地式支架法施工,其余节段采用菱形挂篮悬臂浇筑施工,在中跨合龙口设置4 000 kN的水平顶推力,完成中跨合龙.为了保证施工质量及安全,使该桥的实际状态最大限度地趋近设计状态,通过施工监控,使中跨合龙口精度满足规范要求、成桥线形与设计吻合.

  12. Seismic vulnerability analysis of regular continuous girder bridges%规则连续梁桥地震易损性研究

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    张菊辉; 管仲国

    2014-01-01

    Structural performance indices for regular continuous girder bridges under different damage states were discussed based on the displacement ductility ratio.On the OpenSees platform,a structural dynamic analysis model was established by using nonlinear fiber beam elements.100 earthquake ground motion records were selected,and the nonlinear time-history analysis was performed,thus the fragility curves under different damage states were constructed. Through parametric analysis,the effects of pier height,bearing types and transverse reinforcement ratios on the fragility curves were studied.The results show that the development degree of ductility of the continuous bridge has a great effect on the structural seismic vulnerability.The fragility curves obtained under minor damage and moderate damage seem to be very close;while under extensive damage,the bridge shows a good performance against earthquake forces.With the increase of pier height,the lower level of damage probability of the structure is observed;meanwhile,the improvement in the fragility by using the plate rubber bearings is excellent for a short-pier bridge,but very limited for a high-pier one. The effect of increasing the transverse reinforcement ratio on fragility curves can be neglected for structural damage in early stage,but it can significantly increase the structural capacity from collapse.%基于位移延性比探讨规则连续梁桥在不同损伤状态下的结构性能控制指标;基于OpenSees平台采用纤维模型建立结构动力分析模型,选取100条强震记录通过非线性时程反应分析计算结构地震易损性曲线。研究不同墩高、支座形式及配箍率对结构地震易损性影响,结果表明,连续梁桥的地震易损性受延性发育程度影响较大,发生中等与轻微破坏概率较相近,对严重破坏有较好的耐损性;结构耐损性随墩高的增大而增加;采用板式橡胶支座可显著提高矮墩桥梁的耐损性,对

  13. 南广铁路西江桥位、桥式方案的选择%Selection of the Site and Type of Xijiang River Bridge on Nanning-Guangzhou Railway

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    陈达建

    2011-01-01

    为了使南广铁路以较经济合理的桥位、桥式跨越西江,并满足国家内河Ⅱ级通航等级要求,对适合设桥的小湘河段和三榕峡河段两桥位根据水文地质、通航条件、桥墩防撞设置、施工难易程度等方面进行比选.小湘河段桥位设计桥式为1跨450 m钢箱拱桥,三榕峡河段桥位设计桥式为连续钢桁粱斜拉桥.比较结论为:南广铁路宜在肇庆市内小湘河段跨越西江,设计为1跨过江的450 m钢箱提篮拱桥,提篮拱采用缆索吊机分段吊装.%In order to find out economic and rational bridge site and type for Nanning-Guangzhou Railway to traverse Xijiang river and to satisfy the II class nevigation requirements of domestic rivers, comparative selection has been carried out between two suitable bridge sites; Xiaoxiang river section and Sanrongxia river section, in terms of hydrogeology, nevigation condition, impact-protection installation of piers, construction feasibility, etc. Bridge type of Xiaoxiang site will be a simple span 450 m steel box arch bridge, bridge type of Sanrongxia site will be continuous steel truss cable stayed bridge. It has been concluded that, Naning-Guangzhou railway is recommended to traverse Xijiang river at Xiaoxiang river section in Zhaoqin city, the designed bridge will be a 450 m steel box basket arch bridge, the basket arch will be erected by cable crane by sections.

  14. An Expert System for Concrete Bridge Management

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    Brito, J. de; Branco, F. A.; Thoft-Christensen, Palle;

    1997-01-01

    The importance of bridge repair versus new bridge construction has risen in recent decades due to high deterioration rates that have been observed in these structures. Budgets both for building new bridges and keeping the existing ones are always limited. To help rational decision-making, bridge ...... information complemented by a knowledge-based interactive system, BRIDGE-1. To optimize management strategies at the headquarters, the BRIDGE-2 module was implemented, including three submodules: inspection strategy, maintenance and repair....... management systems are presently being implemented by bridge authorities in several countries. The prototype of an expert system for concrete bridge management is presented in this paper, with its functionality relying on two modules. The inspection module relies on a periodic acquisition of field...

  15. Intercellular bridges in vertebrate gastrulation.

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    Luca Caneparo

    Full Text Available The developing zebrafish embryo has been the subject of many studies of regional patterning, stereotypical cell movements and changes in cell shape. To better study the morphological features of cells during gastrulation, we generated mosaic embryos expressing membrane attached Dendra2 to highlight cellular boundaries. We find that intercellular bridges join a significant fraction of epiblast cells in the zebrafish embryo, reaching several cell diameters in length and spanning across different regions of the developing embryos. These intercellular bridges are distinct from the cellular protrusions previously reported as extending from hypoblast cells (1-2 cellular diameters in length or epiblast cells (which were shorter. Most of the intercellular bridges were formed at pre-gastrula stages by the daughters of a dividing cell maintaining a membrane tether as they move apart after mitosis. These intercellular bridges persist during gastrulation and can mediate the transfer of proteins between distant cells. These findings reveal a surprising feature of the cellular landscape in zebrafish embryos and open new possibilities for cell-cell communication during gastrulation, with implications for modeling, cellular mechanics, and morphogenetic signaling.

  16. Architectural engineering of FRP bridges

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    Smits, J.E.P.

    2014-01-01

    This paper deals with the use of Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP's) in architectural and structural bridge design. The challenges and opportunities that come with this relatively new material are discussed. An inventory is made of recent engineers' solutions in FRP, followed by a discussion on architectural application of FRP's derived from the authors architectural practice.

  17. Artropathies that produce osseous bridges

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    In this paper, it is reviewed the most common artropathies that are presented with osseous bridging, with emphasis in the radiological finding of the spine. Also, it's showed other different radiological finding that can help in the differential diagnosis of this disease, such us the sacroilitis in the ankylosing spondylitis or the osteolysis in the psoriatic arthritis

  18. Bridge Aesthetics and Structural Honesty

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    Gimsing, Niels Jørgen

    1999-01-01

    In bridges the overall form must be chosen with due respect to the transmission of forces if efficient structures shall be created, The design must therefore be governed by experienced structural engineers - in some cases assisted by aesthetic advisers on specific issues. Some basic requirements ...

  19. Transition Slabs of Integral Abutment Bridges

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    Dreier, Damien; Muttoni, Aurelio; BURDET, Olivier

    2011-01-01

    Over the past decades, an increasing number of bridges with integral abutment have been built in Switzerland. This type of bridge offers various advantages over standard bridges with abutments, equipped with expansion joints and bearings that require regular inspection and maintenance. One main concern of integral abutment bridges is related to the soil-structure interaction, in particular between the transition slab and the embankment. To avoid any expansion joints, transition slabs are dire...

  20. Dynamic identification of paradela historic railway bridge

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    Ramos, Luís F.; Valente, Isabel; Guimarães, Paulo; Vazquez, Kevin; Lourenço, Paulo B.

    2013-01-01

    Paradela Bridge is a metallic bridge located along the bank of the Tua River in northern Portugal. While the bridge is not currently in service, its structure is representative of many metallic truss structures built across the country between the 19th and the 20th century. The construction of the Paradela Bridge was completed in 1886 and served for about 120 years connecting northern Portugal. Tua Line belongs to the Douro area that UNESCO recently declared as world heritage. This work acqui...

  1. Path transformations of first passage bridges

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    Bertoin, Jean

    2003-01-01

    We define the first passage bridge from 0 to $\\lambda$ as the Brownian motion on the time interval $[0,1]$ conditioned to first hit $\\lambda$ at time 1. We show that this process may be related to the Brownian bridge, the Bessel bridge or the Brownian excursion via some path transformations, the main one being an extension of Vervaat's transformation. We also propose an extension of these results to certain bridges with cyclically exchangeable increments.

  2. 47 CFR 80.331 - Bridge-to-bridge communication procedure.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Bridge-to-bridge communication procedure. 80..., Alarm, Urgency and Safety Procedures § 80.331 Bridge-to-bridge communication procedure. (a) Vessels... position). I plan to (give proposed course of action). Over. (3) (Coast station), this is (vessel's...

  3. Development of high performance precast/prestressed bridge girders

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    Akhnoukh, Amin K.

    Demand continues to increase for bridges with long spans and shallow depths. Due to safety concerns, four-span overpasses are being replaced with two span overpasses to avoid placement of piers near the highway shoulders. In the meantime, the bridge profile is restricted due to existing businesses nearby. Thus, nearly the same superstructure depth must be used for double the span length. This dissertation focuses on topics aiming at providing precast prestressed concrete girders with the shallowest possible depth for a given span. It forms parts of larger projects conducted by the University of Nebraska for the Nebraska Department of Roads and for the Wire Reinforcement Institute. Specifically, the following issues were researched: (1) Use of 0.7 in. diameter Grade 270 ksi strands for pretensioning of precast concrete girders at a strand spacing of 2 inches by 2 inches. This arrangement gives nearly 190 percent of the prestressing with 0.5 in. diameter strands and nearly 135 percent with 0.6 in. strands. The research focuses on the required confinement steel to allow determination of transfer and development lengths according to current procedures in the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications for smaller strands. (2) Develop a self consolidating concrete (SCC) mix, using Nebraska aggregates that will allow for a specified design strength at service of 15 ksi and a minimum strength at one day of 10 ksi, representing the demand at the time of release of the prestress to the concrete member. Prior to this study, standard concrete strength prevailing in Nebraska has been 8 ksi at service and 6.5 ksi at release. It was the goal of the research to keep the cost of materials as low as possible but not exceeding 250 per cubic yard, compared to the proprietary mixes that cost approximately four times this amount. (3) Use of 80 ksi welded wire reinforcement (WWR) as the auxiliary reinforcement for shear, web end splitting and flange confinement. This would result in higher

  4. Bridge spectra of iterated torus knots

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    Zupan, Alexander

    2013-01-01

    We determine the set of all genus g bridge numbers of many iterated torus knots, listing these numbers in a sequence called the bridge spectrum. In addition, we prove a structural lemma about the decomposition of a strongly irreducible bridge surface induced by cutting along a collection of essential surfaces.

  5. Two bridges with composite prestressed tension chord

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    Muttoni, Aurelio

    2002-01-01

    the bridges over the river Capriasca (1996) and over the river Ticino (1997) are characterised by the application of an innovative structural system. The central part of the main span of both bridges is constituted by the bridge concrete deck with two longitudinal stiffening girders, constituted by polygonal steel members that contain two prestressing tendons each.

  6. Stabilizer for seismically exposed bridge cranes

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    The invention concerns a stabilizer for seismically exposed bridge cranes in reactor buildings. The trolley and the crane bridge are fitted with the stabilizer consisting of a bipartite safety catch which is connected with a joint and able to take up the vertical loads during an earthquake. This stabilizer is suitable for all kinds of bridge cranes operated in seismically active regions

  7. Remediation: Higher Education's Bridge to Nowhere

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    Complete College America, 2012

    2012-01-01

    The intentions were noble. It was hoped that remediation programs would be an academic bridge from poor high school preparation to college readiness. Sadly, remediation has become instead higher education's "Bridge to Nowhere." This broken remedial bridge is travelled by some 1.7 million beginning students each year, most of whom will…

  8. 基于性能的中小跨径装配式梁桥地震易损性分析%Fragility analysis for performance-based seismic design of prefabricated bridge with middle-small span

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    张云; 谭平; 郑建勋; 周福霖

    2014-01-01

    标准跨径装配式梁桥由于造价低廉,便于设计和施工,在中国公路路网中广泛使用,成为公路网应用最多的桥型结构。虽然使用广泛,但是针对具有这种设计特点桥梁的地震易损性的研究还比较少。本文以典型的多跨梁桥为例,以使用功能作为设防目标定义了桥梁的5种性能水平,提出了详细的桥墩损伤指标界定值作为桥墩4种损伤极限状态界定准则。在此基础上,明确提出了这类桥梁的地震易损性分析方法,考虑了结构本身主要材料的不确定性和地震动输入的不确定性,得到了结构的地震易损性曲线。根据易损性分析结果,探讨了桥梁失效模式和损伤概率,为公路路网抗震能力分析和应急预案的制定提供了理论依据。%The prefabricated bridge with standard span have become the most widely used structure in the highway-net by ad-vantage of its low cost ,simple design and construction .However ,study on seismic fragility of such bridges is rarely found yet .Taking service function as seismic fortification goal ,this paper defines five levels of performance for typical multi-span bridges .The critical damage value for the bridge pier is put forward as the criteria of four kinds of pier damage limit states . Moreover ,the method and procedure of seismic fragility analysis of highway bridges are presented ,in which uncertainties of the primary structure materials and ground motion input are considered respectively .The seismic fragility analysis is conducted to obtain the bridge failure mode and damage probability .The fragility analysis for performance-based seismic design of high-way bridges provides the theoretical basis for a seismic performance analysis and emergency preplan formulation in the high-w ay-net .

  9. Comprehensive Real-Time Bridge Health Monitoring System of Tongtai Bridge

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    Lei Su-su; Gao Yong-tao; Pan Dan-guang

    2015-01-01

    Tongtai Bridge is the world’s largest suspension curve-girder-skew-arch bridge, which is located in Zhangjiakou, China. The understanding of mechanics characteristics is limited to such complex bridges, so it is necessary to establish reliable health monitoring system to investigate the static and dynamic responses and monitor the safety of the bridge. A comprehensive real-time bridge health monitoring system is establish, which includes four aspects: sensor system, data acquisition and trans...

  10. Theory of water and charged liquid bridges.

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    Morawetz, K

    2012-08-01

    The phenomenon of liquid bridge formation due to an applied electric field is investigated. A solution of a charged catenary is presented, which allows one to determine the static and dynamical stability conditions where charged liquid bridges are possible. The creeping height, the bridge radius and length, as well as the shape of the bridge are calculated showing an asymmetric profile, in agreement with observations. The flow profile is calculated from the Navier-Stokes equation leading to a mean velocity, which combines charge transport with neutral mass flow and which describes recent experiments on water bridges. PMID:23005849

  11. New Concept for Durable Concrete Bridges

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    Damek, Marek

    2015-01-01

    This master’s thesis covers the design of a post-tensioned concrete bridge in Trondheim municipality in Norway, in collaboration with Statens vegvesen (SVV). The concept of the bridge is inspired by Egg-Graben-Brücke in Austria, which was designed and built without steel reinforcement in the bridge deck. The idea is to eliminate steel reinforcement which can corrode in the bridge deck. The total length of the bridge is 73 meters and it is divided into 3 spans. The crosssection ...

  12. Construction of the bridge in the cavern in the Vrata tunnel (Croatia)

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    Garasic, Mladen; Sasa Kovacevic, Meho; Juric-Kacunic, Danijela

    2010-05-01

    In the Dinaric karst system in Croatia some 11500 speleological objects have been explored so far, more than 1000 of which were discovered during construction works. Such speleological objects without natural entrance on the terrain surface (which are called "caverns") have been discovered on the construction sites of the highways. Over the past twenty years they have been systematically investigated and treated. A special kind of remediation was conducted in the cavern's large hall of the "Vrata" tunnel on the Zagreb - Rijeka highway. Due to size, shape, cavern's position and hydrogeological parameters (fissured and karstified aquifers) within the karst system it was necessary to design and construct a 58 m bridge over the cavern. In addition, the cavern's vault had to be reinforced and stabilized, as the overburden was very thin. The beam-and -stringer grid with special anchors was used. The cavern's rehabilitation in the "Vrata" tunnel was a unique undertaking, and the bridge (without piers) is the cavern's longest bridge in the world. A speleological object of large dimensions was discovered in the "Vrata"tunnel's right tube on the Rijeka-Zagreb highway. Speleological, geotechnical, engineering geological and hydrogeological investigation works were carried out for the purpose of preservation the speleological object (cavern). On the basis of classification results of rock masses and conducted numerical analyses the support system for the cavern's vault stabilization was selected. The support system's elements include the beam-and-stringer grid constructed on the terrain's surface above the cavern, tendons and geotechnical anchors. To ensure stability of the speleological object, and to conduct the backward numerical analyses the measurement of vertical deformations from the terrain's surface along the rock's mass by means of sliding micrometers was undertaken. Backward numerical analyses combined with geotechnical measurements enable safer and more rational

  13. Level II scour analysis for Bridge 30 (NEWHTH00050030) on Town Highway 5, crossing the New Haven River, New Haven, Vermont

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    Burns, Ronda L.; Wild, Emily C.

    1998-01-01

    bridge is supported by vertical, concrete abutments with stone fill spill-through embankments and three concrete piers. The channel is skewed approximately 15 degrees to the opening while the computed opening-skew-to-roadway is 10 degrees. A scour hole 4.5 ft deeper than the mean thalweg depth was observed along the downstream left bank during the Level I assessment. Also observed was a scour hole 1.5 ft deeper than the mean thalweg depth at the upstream end of the middle pier. The only scour protection measure at the site was type-3 stone fill (less than 48 inches diameter) in front of the left and right abutments creating spill through slopes. Additional details describing conditions at the site are included in the Level II Summary and appendices D and E. Scour depths and recommended rock rip-rap sizes were computed using the general guidelines described in Hydraulic Engineering Circular 18 (Richardson and Davis, 1995) for the 100- and 500-year discharges. Total scour at a highway crossing is comprised of three components: 1) long-term streambed degradation; 2) contraction scour (due to accelerated flow caused by a reduction in flow area at a bridge) and; 3) local scour (caused by accelerated flow around piers and abutments). Total scour is the sum of the three components. Equations are available to compute depths for contraction and local scour and a summary of the results of these computations follows. Contraction scour for all modelled flows ranged from 0.7 to 2.1 ft. The worst-case contraction scour occurred at the 500-year discharge. Left abutment scour ranged from 6.8 to 8.4 ft. The worst-case left abutment scour occurred at the 500-year discharge. Right abutment scour ranged from 11.2 to 14.0 ft. The worst-case right abutment scour occurred at the 500-year discharge. Pier scour ranged from 12.9 to 19.3 ft. The worst-case pier scour occurred at the 500-year discharge. Additional information on scour depths and depths to armoring are included in the section titled

  14. Seismic response analysis of high-speed vehicle-bridge considering soil-structure interaction%考虑桩-土作用的高速列车-桥梁地震响应分析

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    陈令坤; 蒋丽忠; 陶磊; 余志武

    2012-01-01

    Based on the finite beam element method, two kinds of whole bridge models of high-speed railway multi-span simply-supported bridge are set up. One is vehicle-bridge model including pile foundation, the dynamic impedances of the layered soil are presented, the improved Penzien model is used to simulate the soil-structure interaction (SSI); the other is vehicle-bridge model where pier bottom is consolidated without considering SSI; the seismic responses of the models are computed at different vehicle speeds, pier heights, earthquake strengths and earthquake waves. The calculation results show that the influence of the SSI on seismic responses of high-speed vehicle-bridge on soft foundation can not be ignored; the lateral displacement and acceleration of the bridge are influenced by low-frequency components, those low-frequency components interact with the earthquake wave incident from bottom side of the piles, which change the spectrum composition of the foundation movement, the frequency components which approach to bridge vibration frequency are strengthened; the lateral displacement and acceleration of bridge increase a lot after considering SSI; the vertical vibration frequency of the bridge changes little while considering SSI; the vertical displacement of the boxing girder increases little with the increase of pier height and vehicle speed; the high-frequency components which are caused mainly by the vehicle load and the track irregularity significantly influenced on the vertical acceleration of the boxing girder.%基于空间梁单元有限元法,建立了两种高速铁路多跨简支梁桥的全桥空间分析模型,一种是包括桩基的列车-桥梁模型,给出成层土的动力阻抗,采用改进的Penzien模型模拟桩-土作用;一种是不考虑桩-土作用的墩底固结的列车-桥梁模型;分析了两种模型的自振特性,计算了两种模型在不同车速、墩高、地震强度、不同地震波等工况下的地震反应.计算

  15. Noise Considerations in Resistance Bridges

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    Diamond, Joseph M.

    1963-01-01

    thermometry, where the noise in the unknown resistor will predominate strongly. An impedance step-up device (transformer or tuned circuit) is valuable in raising the bridge signal and noise level above the noise of the first amplifier tube. However, as the step-up ratio is increased, two counterfactors appear......, namely, noise in the loss resistance of the step-up device, and grid current noise. There is therefore an optimum step-up ratio, which has been found. The step-up device is permitted to have a different temperature from the unknown and standard resistors, to evaluate the advantage of cooling it....... With certain assumptions about the noise and grid current of the first tube it is found that the equivalent temperature of a unity ratio (Mueller) bridge used for liquid helium measurements may be 400°K....

  16. Full-bridge capacitive extensometer

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    Peters, Randall D.

    1993-08-01

    Capacitive transducers have proven to be very effective sensors of small displacements, because of inherent stability and noninvasive high resolution. The most versatile ones have been those of a differential type, in which two elements are altered in opposite directions in response to change of the system parameter being monitored. Oftentimes, this differential pair has been incorporated into a bridge circuit, which is a useful means for employing synchronous detection to improve signal to noise ratios. Unlike previous differential capacitive dilatometers which used only two active capacitors, the present sensor is a full-bridge type, which is well suited to measuring low-level thermal expansions. This analog sensor is capable of 0.1 μm resolution anywhere within a range of several centimeters, with a linearity of 0.1%. Its user friendly output can be put on a strip chart recorder or directed to a computer for sophisticated data analysis.

  17. The radiography of Swaythling Bridge

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    The particular application of high energy radiography described in this paper was developed by the Harwell Nondestructive Testing Centre (NDTC) under the sponsorship of Radiation Dynamics Ltd, (RDL) who manufacture the 'Super-X' linear accelerator (Linac) used for the work. An initial evaluation determined the limits for thickness of concrete structures which could be radiographed with the linac under practical conditions. The technique was then applied to carry out a test on a bridge carrying a main trunk road over a small river in an urban environment. A situation which demanded the utmost care in deciding safety parameters and minimal disturbance to the surrounding environment. The safety parameters were defined by the Environmental and Medical Sciences Division of AERE Harwell (EMSc). The test was successfully carried out, within all the control parameters laid down beforehand, and very important engineering data were obtained for the Bridge Engineering Departments of Hampshire County Council and Southampton City Council. (author)

  18. Bridging history and social psychology

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    Glaveanu, Vlad Petre; Yamamoto, Koji

    2012-01-01

    This special issue aims to bridge history and social psychology by bringing together historians and social psychologists in an exercise of reading and learning from each other’s work. This interdisciplinary exercise is not only timely but of great importance for both disciplines. Social psycholog......This special issue aims to bridge history and social psychology by bringing together historians and social psychologists in an exercise of reading and learning from each other’s work. This interdisciplinary exercise is not only timely but of great importance for both disciplines. Social...... psychologists can benefit from engaging with historical sources by being able to contextualise their findings and enrich their theoretical models. It is not only that all social and psychological phenomena have a history but this history is very much part of present-day and future developments. On the other...

  19. 2015 Bridge Inspection ERC Training

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    Dougherty, Merril

    2015-01-01

    This presentation will discuss recent changes to the County Bridge Inspection Program from the perspective of both the FHWA and INDOT. We will also discuss the responsibilities of the local public agency’s (LPA’s) employee in responsible charge (ERC) with respect to managing this program. As this course is a yearly requirement, all county ERCs are encouraged to attend. Pre-registering is strongly encouraged by e-mailing your contact information to .

  20. Severe ASR damaged concrete bridges

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    Antonio Barbosa, Ricardo; Gustenhoff Hansen, Søren

    2015-01-01

    Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and University of Southern Denmark (SDU) have conducted several full-scale experiments with severe ASR deteriorated bridges. This paper presents few and preliminary results from both the shear tests and the measuring of the material properties. The shear tests...... show that the shear capacity is almost unaffected of ASR despite significant reduction in compressive concrete strength. Furthermore, measurements show a significant tensile reinforcement strain developed due to ASR expansion....

  1. Stability of Axisymmetric Liquid Bridges

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    Rubinstein, Boris

    2016-01-01

    We study stability of axisymmetric liquid bridges between two axisymmetric solid bodies in the absence of gravity under arbitrary asymmetric perturbations which are expanded into a set of angular Fourier modes. We determine the stability region boundary for every angular mode in case of both fixed and free contact lines. Application of this approach allows us to demonstrate existence of stable convex nodoid menisci between two spheres.

  2. The Bridge Program - Participant Perspectives

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    Rönnqvist, Riitta; Hakonen, Anu; Vartiainen, Matti

    2015-01-01

    The Nokia Bridge Program was established in summer 2011 in order to "make the best of the restructuring: create meaningful opportunities for individuals and local economies impacted by workforce reductions" and to "assist individuals in re-employment". This document reports whether and how the program helped individuals avoid the known negative effects of job loss and find meaningful re-employment. The document also reports how affected employees formed perceptions about Nokia´s fairness and ...

  3. Inspection Strategies for Concrete Bridges

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    Sørensen, John Dalsgaard; Thoft-Christensen, Palle

    In this paper an optimal inspection strategy for concrete bridges based on periodic routine and detailed inspections is presented. The failure mode considered is corrosion of the reinforcement due to chlorides. A simple modelling of the corrosion and of the inspection strategy is presented. The...... optimal inspection strategy is determined from an optimization problem, where the design variables are time intervals between detailed inspections and the concrete cover. The strategy is illustrated on a simple structure, namely a reinforced concrete beam....

  4. Adsorption of polymeric brushes: Bridging

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    Johner, Albert; Joanny, Jean-François

    1992-04-01

    We study the adsorption of grafted polymer layers on a planar surface parallel to the grafting surface. The layer consists of two types of chains: nonadsorbed chains with a free end and adsorbed chains forming bridges between the two plates. In the limit of strong adsorption a dead zone exists in the vicinity of the adsorbing plate; its size increases with the adsorption strength. Two adsorption mechanisms are possible: adsorption of the last monomer only and adsorption of all the monomers. In both cases the adsorption regimes at equilibrium (when no external force acts on the plates) are discussed within the framework of the self-consistent mean-field theory. We also give scaling laws taking into account excluded volume correlations. Finally, we consider situations where a finite external force, either tangential or normal to the plates, is applied on the adsorbing plate. Pulling and tangential forces both reduce the fraction of bridges and eventually lead to rupture, whereas compressional forces favor bridging. For normal forces, force vs distance profiles between planes and crossed cylinders are given.

  5. Halliburton Composite Bridge Plug Assembly

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    Starbuck, J.M.; Luttrell, C.R.; Aramayo, G.

    2005-01-15

    The overall objectives of this CRADA were to assist Halliburton in analyzing a composite bridge plug and to determine why their original design was failing in the field. In Phase 1, finite element analyses were done on the original composite slip design and several alternative designs. The composite slip was the component in the bridge plug that was failing. The finite element code ABAQUS was used for these calculations and I-DEAS was used as the pre- and post-processor in the analyses. Several different designs and materials were analyzed and recommendations were made towards improving the design. In Phase 2, the objective was to develop finite element models that would accurately represent the deformations in the entire all-composite 4-1/2' diameter bridge plug assembly. The finite element code LS-DYNA was used and the results from this effort were intended to expand Halliburton's composite design and analysis capabilities with regard to developing future composite components for downhole tools. In addition to the finite element modeling, this effort involved the utilization of micromechanics to determine the necessary composite material properties that were needed as input for finite element codes.

  6. Construction Techniques for Long Cantilever Capping Beam of In-Water Portal Pier of Lanni Lake Viaduct%烂泥湖高架桥水中门式墩长悬臂盖梁施工技术

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    钟庆荣; 杨贵龙; 胡洪波; 张建春

    2012-01-01

    烂泥湖高架桥水中门式墩预应力盖梁悬臂长5.975 m,为确保盖梁施工顺利进行,在分析抱箍法(钢梢棒法)和钢管桩支架法的支架受力、悬臂端挠度后,确定采用钢管桩支架法施工盖梁.支架下部采用φ630 mm钢管桩,在钢管桩上搭设双排I45a工字钢作为分配梁,分配梁横桥向上铺设2组贝雷梁,贝雷梁顺桥向上铺设I20a工字钢,在盖梁翼缘及中部拱形横梁下方搭设碗扣式脚手架并设置剪刀撑及扫地杆,脚手架顺桥向顶撑上铺设10 cm×15 cm方木,以支承盖梁模板;支架搭设完后安装盖梁模板,加工钢筋,浇筑盖梁混凝土.分析表明,钢管桩支架法能保证长悬臂盖梁端部挠度变形不影响盖梁线形及断面尺寸,确保长悬臂盖梁施工质量及安全.%The cantilever length of a prestressed concrete capping beam of the in-water portal pier of Lanni Lake Viaduct is 5. 975 m. To ensure the smooth construction of the capping beam and after analysis of the force conditions and cantilever end deflection of the girdling method (steel tip staff method) and the steel pipe pile scaffolding method, it was determined that the steel pipe pile scaffolding method should be used for construction of the capping beam. For the lower part of the steel pipe pile scaffolding, the 0630 mm steel pipe piles were used. On the pipes, the double-row I45a I-steels were laid to serve as the distribution beam. On the distribution beam in the transverse direction of the bridge, 2 groups of the bailey trusses were laid and on the bailey trusses in the longitudinal direction of the bridge, the I20a I-steels were laid. On the flanges of the capping beam and under the middle arch crossing beam, the bowl-coupler scaffolding was set up, on which the cross struts and floor horizontal members were installed. On the top supports of the scaffolding in the longitudinal direction of the Bridge, the square timbers of 10 cmX 15 cm were laid to support the formwork of

  7. 论侵权行为地法原则%Discussion of Security Management in the Jiashao Bridge Project

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    宋环环; 周静

    2012-01-01

    The V Project of Jiashao Bridge is characterized by the abominable natural conditions, complex hydrology conditions, numerous construction machineries , especially many heavy and temporary facilities, bridge pier construction with high altitude works and near water works as well as main trestle bridge is long and high frequency of utilization and so forth. Considering the establishment of secure regulation management system, the implementation of security responsibility, the safety pro- duction input and the security risks mortgage systems, the safety explanations and related educational training, on -site safety management, safety inspection and the hidden danger rectification, the paper discussed the prevention of major source of danger, the safety management tbrms and the satety project culture.%侵权行为地法原则是国际侵权法领域最古老的准据法原则之一。如今,国际交往日益频繁,涉外法律冲突频现。现实中,侵权行为地法原则遭遇了种种挑战,在理论基础、行为地的识别等方面均受质疑。因此,有必要在回顾传统侵权行为地法原则适用的基础上,从理论与实践的角度结合比较分析法探究侵权行为地法原则的现代意义与取舍。

  8. 沪蓉高速公路铁罗坪大桥设计%Design of Tieluoping Bridge on Shanghai-Chengdu Expressway

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    郭安辉; 张门哲

    2012-01-01

    铁罗坪大桥主桥为预应力混凝土双塔双索面斜拉桥,跨径布置为(140+322+140)m.该桥主梁基本断面形式为边主梁;桥塔为H形,总高190.397 m,塔柱采用空心五边形断面,在上塔柱锚固区采用U形预应力束加强,桥塔墩基础由24根φ2.4m的桩基组成;每个桥塔两侧布置19对斜拉索,斜拉索采用低松弛镀锌高强钢丝.从温度作用、汽车荷载作用、成桥阶段稳定系数方面对2种结构体系(墩塔梁固结体系和飘浮体系)进行比选,最终选择了对结构受力更为有利的墩塔梁固结体系.采用MIDAS Civil软件分别对该桥静、动力特性、抗风稳定性及地震反应进行分析,分析结果表明结构受力均满足规范要求.该桥主梁采用悬臂浇筑施工,合龙顺序为先边跨、再中跨.%The main bridge of the Tieluoping Bridge on Shanghai-Chengdu Expressway is a prestressed concrete cable-stayed bridge with double pylons, double cable planes and with span arrangement (140 + 322 + 140) m. The basic section of the main girder of the bridge is the section of edge main girders and the pylons are the H-shape ones, each being 190. 397 m in total height. The columns of a pylon were designed as the hollow pentagonal sections and in the anchorage zones in the upper parts of the columns, the U-shape prestressing strands were employed to reinforce the zones. A foundation for the pylon piers is composed of 24 nos. of f2. 4 m piles. On both sides of a pylon, 19 pairs of stay cables, made up of the low relaxation and high-strength galvanized steel wires, were arranged. Two kinds of the structural systems of the rigid fixity system of pier, pylon and girder and the floating system were compared from aspects of the temperature action, truck load action and stability coefficients of the completed bridge and eventually, the rigid fixity system that is more advantageous to the structural force conditions of the bridge was chosen. The software MIDAS Civil was

  9. Structure recheck and reinforcement of pier of spillway tunnel of Lishimen reservoir%里石门水库泄洪孔闸墩结构复核及加固

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    胡士兵; 谢霄易; 何雷霆

    2009-01-01

    Based on the results of structure recheck of pier of spillway tunnel at Lishimen reservoir by finite element method, this paper pointed out that the fan steel bar of pier was too short to meet the safety requirement and advanced how to reinforce pier by carbon fiber. Further, the key points in construction of carbon fiber was described.%采用有限元方法对里石门水库泄洪孔出口闸墩进行了结构复核,指出了闸墩扇形钢筋长度不足的缺陷,提出碳纤维加固方案,并阐述了碳纤维加固施工要点.

  10. Application of Double Hoop Technique in Single Pier Construction%双抱箍技术在独墩施工中的应用

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    许广利

    2014-01-01

    本文通过双抱箍施工技术在青岛蓝色硅谷交通轨道工程盖梁施工中的实际应用,探索出了一条单墩独柱盖梁施工的安全可靠、经济可行的施工方法。%Through the practical application of double hoop construction technology in Qingdao blue silicon valley traffic track engineering capping beam construction, this article explores a safe and economic construction method for single pier column cap beam construction.

  11. New technological approach in reconstructing Hanshin expressway. Base isolation for continuous rigid frame bridge; Hanshin kosoku doro fukkyu deno aratana kokoromi. Rittai ramen kyokyaku kabu menshinkyo wo chushin to shite

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    Morikawa, H. [Kobe University, Kobe (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1996-09-15

    This paper presents new technological approach in reconstructing Hanshin expressway damaged by Hyogo-ken Nanbu earthquake. The expressway of Benten section was composed of 6 three-span continuous RC floor slab girders supported by RC single columns, and 2 simple girders. Among them, 3 girders fell and 5 girders were largely damaged. As the study result of various structures for reconstruction, the 19-span continuous steel plate deck rigid frame bridge was adopted which is supported by steel piers with plane aseismic base isolation structure first in the world. Static and dynamic analyses of 3-D model were carried out to evaluate structure characteristics. The result of static analysis revealed that pile reaction forces are allowable, and horizontal forces due to earthquake or temperature at the bottom of piers considerably decrease. The result of eigenvalue analysis revealed that all of preferential lower- order modes are horizontal mode, and their frequencies are as low as 0.7Hz. The designed damping factor of aseismic bearings was estimated to be 15% or more. 9 figs., 1 tab.

  12. A bridge to advanced mathematics

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    Sentilles, Dennis

    2011-01-01

    This helpful workbook-style ""bridge"" book introduces students to the foundations of advanced mathematics, spanning the gap between a practically oriented calculus sequence and subsequent courses in algebra and analysis with a more theoretical slant. Part 1 focuses on logic and number systems, providing the most basic tools, examples, and motivation for the manner, method, and concerns of higher mathematics. Part 2 covers sets, relations, functions, infinite sets, and mathematical proofs and reasoning. Author Dennis Sentilles also discusses the history and development of mathematics as well a

  13. Fatigue problems of steel bridges

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    Urushadze, Shota; Frýba, Ladislav; Škaloud, Miroslav; Pirner, Miroš; Zörnerová, Marie

    Stirlingshire : Civil-Comp Press, 2012 - (Pombo, J.), s. 142-151 ISBN 978-1-905088-53-9. ISSN 1759-3433. [International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance /1./. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ES), 18.04.2012-20.04.2012] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) 7E08098 Grant ostatní: evropská komise(XE) RFSR-CT-2008-00033 (BRIFAG); GA ČR(CZ) GA103/08/1340 Institutional support: RVO:68378297 Keywords : steel bridges * fatigue * S-N curve * orthotropic deck * web breathing Subject RIV: JM - Building Engineering

  14. Nanoclusters a bridge across disciplines

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    Jena, Purusottam

    2010-01-01

    This comprehensive book on Nanoclusters comprises sixteen authoritative chapters written by leading researchers in the field. It provides insight into topics that are currently at the cutting edge of cluster science, with the main focus on metal and metal compound systems that are of particular interest in materials science, and also on aspects related to biology and medicine. While there are numerous books on clusters, the focus on clusters as a bridge across disciplines sets this book apart from others. Delivers cutting edge coverage of cluster science Covers a broad range of topics in

  15. Seismic Evaluation of Highway Bridges - Phase 1

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    Ramirez, J.A.; Pan, Austin D.; Mwakasisi, Frank Thompson

    1996-01-01

    The primary objective of the study was to establish the guidelines for screening, assessing, and ranking Indiana bridges for seismic upgrade. The outcome of the study is a complete strategy for the detailed structural assessment of Indiana highway bridges subjected to seismic forces. The structural evaluation is conducted using a nonlinear time-history analysis of the bridge for simulated or actual records. The specific soil conditions at the site are accounted in terms of the ground motio...

  16. REPORT: BioMedBridges standards workshop

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    Conte, Nathalie; Hancocks, Tom; Suhr, Stephanie

    2014-01-01

    This workshop, co-organized by BioMedBridges WP3 and 12, was held on 24-25 June and hosted by BioMedBridges partners at VUMC in Amsterdam. Attendees included BioMedBridges personnel, members from the ESFRI BMS research infrastructures and invited external experts from existing standards organisations. The following aspects of data standardisation were explored: Defining entity identifiers and identifiers best practice Development of a Meta models and Mappings Registry for bio...

  17. Bridges and wildlife: issues and solutions

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    Carey, Marion

    2003-01-01

    The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) owns over 3,000 steel and concrete bridges, many of which are occupied by wildlife. Species documented occupying bridges range from birds of prey, such as ospreys, peregrines and owls, to mammals such as raccoons, bats and bushy tailed wood rats. While the bridges are playing an important role in providing habitat for wildlife, their presence can also lead to costly project delays. Project Objective The project objective is to develop ...

  18. Markovian Bridges: Weak continuity and pathwise constructions

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    Chaumont, Loïc; Uribe Bravo, Gerónimo

    2009-01-01

    A Markovian bridge is a probability measure taken from a disintegration of the law of an initial part of the path of a Markov process given its terminal value. As such, Markovian bridges admit a natural parameterization in terms of the state space of the process. In the context of Feller processes with continuous transition densities, we construct by weak convergence considerations the only versions of Markovian bridges which are weakly continuous with respect to their parameter. We use this ...

  19. Bridge Engineering-Oriented Parametric Model

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    周凌远; 李乔

    2004-01-01

    A new model is proposed to improve the efficiency of structural modeling. In this model, the bridge structural components are expressed with component description, parametric description and geometric description in a software system. This model provides both convenience and flexibility for users in structural modeling process. The object-oriented method is applied in the model implementation. A bridge analysis preprocessor is developed on the basis of this model. It provides an effective way for bridge modeling.

  20. Maximal liquid bridges between horizontal cylinders

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    Cooray, Himantha; Huppert, Herbert E.; Neufeld, Jerome A

    2016-01-01

    We investigate two-dimensional liquid bridges trapped between pairs of identical horizontal cylinders. The cylinders support forces due to surface tension and hydrostatic pressure which balance the weight of the liquid. The shape of the liquid bridge is determined by analytically solving the nonlinear Laplace-Young equation. Parameters that maximize the trapping capacity (defined as the cross-sectional area of the liquid bridge) are then determined. The results show that these parameters can ...

  1. Bridge engineering handbook construction and maintenance

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    Chen, Wai-Fah

    2014-01-01

    Over 140 experts, 14 countries, and 89 chapters are represented in the second edition of the Bridge Engineering Handbook. This extensive collection highlights bridge engineering specimens from around the world, contains detailed information on bridge engineering, and thoroughly explains the concepts and practical applications surrounding the subject.Published in five books: Fundamentals, Superstructure Design, Substructure Design, Seismic Design, and Construction and Maintenance, this new edition provides numerous worked-out examples that give readers step-by-step design procedures, includes c

  2. Life Cycle Assessment of a Norwegian Bridge

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    Dequidt, Thomas Charles Edouard

    2012-01-01

    Life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology aims at evaluating the environmental impacts of a product or system from a holistic approach. In this methodology, all life cycle phases of the product are identified and assessed, from the raw material acquisition to the end-of-life phase. This master thesis is dealing with the LCA of a Norwegian bridge. First, a literature review is realized by going through 14 bridge LCA references. Then, a detailed description of bridge LCA methodology ...

  3. Measurement of Deflection Line on Bridges

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    Urban, Rudolf; Štroner, Martin

    2013-12-01

    Prestressed concrete bridges are very sensitive to the increase in long-term deflections. Reliable forecasts of deflections of bridge structures during construction and durability are crucial for achieving good durability. The main results of measurements are the changes of the deflection line of the bridge structures, which places special demands on the measurement procedure. Results from measurements are very useful for the improvement of mathematical prediction methods of behaviour of long span prestressed concrete structures.

  4. Axisymmetric long liquid bridges stability and resonances

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    Meseguer Ruiz, José; Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro; Perales Perales, José Manuel

    1990-01-01

    In this paper mathematical expressions for minimum-volume stability limits and resonance frequencies of axisymmetric long liquid bridges are presented. These expressions are valid for a wide range of liquid bridge configurations, accounting for ef-fects like unequal disks and axial microgravity in the case of minimum-volume stability limits,and unequal disks, axial microgravity,non-zero viscosity and liquid bridge volume different from the cylindrical one in the case of resonance frequenc...

  5. Myocardial bridges: morphological and functional aspects.

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    A.G. Ferreira; Trotter, S E; König, B; Décourt, L V; Fox, K; Olsen, E G

    1991-01-01

    OBJECTIVE--To assess the arrangement of myocardial bridges. DESIGN--A necropsy study of 90 consecutive hearts (56 male, 34 female). RESULTS--Myocardial bridges, either single or multiple, were seen in 50 (55.6%) of the 90 hearts. The left anterior descending artery was the most commonly affected artery. Thirty five of the 50 hearts which contained in total 41 muscle bridges were dissected further with a magnifying glass. Two different types of muscle bridges could be identified. Thirty one of...

  6. Review of Energy Harvesters Utilizing Bridge Vibrations

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    Farid Ullah Khan

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available For health monitoring of bridges, wireless acceleration sensor nodes (WASNs are normally used. In bridge environment, several forms of energy are available for operating WASNs that include wind, solar, acoustic, and vibration energy. However, only bridge vibration has the tendency to be utilized for embedded WASNs application in bridge structures. This paper reports on the recent advancements in the area of vibration energy harvesters (VEHs utilizing bridge oscillations. The bridge vibration is narrowband (1 to 40 Hz with low acceleration levels (0.01 to 3.8 g. For utilization of bridge vibration, electromagnetic based vibration energy harvesters (EM-VEHs and piezoelectric based vibration energy harvesters (PE-VEHs have been developed. The power generation of the reported EM-VEHs is in the range from 0.7 to 1450000 μW. However, the power production by the developed PE-VEHs ranges from 0.6 to 7700 μW. The overall size of most of the bridge VEHs is quite comparable and is in mesoscale. The resonant frequencies of EM-VEHs are on the lower side (0.13 to 27 Hz in comparison to PE-VEHs (1 to 120 Hz. The power densities reported for these bridge VEHs range from 0.01 to 9539.5 μW/cm3 and are quite enough to operate most of the commercial WASNs.

  7. Risk assessment of strait crossing bridges

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    Forsnes, Mari Krogness

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis is to try to provide an overall risk picture for the planned strait cross- ing (SC) bridges on coastal highway E39 between Trondheim and Kristiansand in Norway. The thesis starts off by explaining the concepts and solutions of SC bridges to understand what the National Public Road Administration (NPRA) is planning to accomplish with the coastal high- way E39. The SC bridges cannot be compared to any other bridge structures in the world, which will lead to some chall...

  8. 23 CFR 650.409 - Evaluation of bridge inventory.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 23 Highways 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Evaluation of bridge inventory. 650.409 Section 650.409... Evaluation of bridge inventory. (a) Sufficiency rating of bridges. Upon receipt and evaluation of the bridge inventory, a sufficiency rating will be assigned to each bridge by the Secretary in accordance with...

  9. 49 CFR 237.101 - Scheduling of bridge inspections.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Scheduling of bridge inspections. 237.101 Section... ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BRIDGE SAFETY STANDARDS Bridge Inspection § 237.101 Scheduling of bridge inspections. (a) Each bridge management program shall include a provision for scheduling...

  10. 33 CFR 118.85 - Lights on vertical lift bridges.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Lights on vertical lift bridges... BRIDGES BRIDGE LIGHTING AND OTHER SIGNALS § 118.85 Lights on vertical lift bridges. (a) Lift span lights. The vertical lift span of every vertical lift bridge shall be lighted so that the center of...

  11. Experimental Study on Vehicle-Bridge Dynamic Characteristics of Thin-Walled Trough Girder Bridge for Urban Rail Transit%城市轨道交通薄壁槽形梁车桥动力特性试验研究

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    吴亮秦; 吴定俊; 李奇

    2011-01-01

    Field tests were conducted on a standard span thin-walled trough girder bridge for the elevated urban rail transit. The free vibration characteristics of the bridge, such as the frequency, mode and damping ratio were got. The test data for both the bridge and train during the train passing through the bridge, including the displacement, amplitude, stress and the acceleration responses of the bridge and the acceleration of the carbody were obtained and analyzed. The analysis results show that the deflection-span ratio of the girder body is less than the code limit. No resonance phenomenon occurs as the train passing through the bridge. The vertical stiffness of the girder body meets the requirements. The transverse fundamental frequency of the girder span is greater than the code value while the transverse fundamental frequency of the bridge is smaller. The lateral amplitude at the pier top is larger. The transverse stiffness of the girder body meets the requirements, whereas the stiffness of the pier is somewhat insufficient. Local vibration is found in the roadbed slab and the web. Therefore, more attention should be paid to the local stability of running lines and the web when the design speed is increased. The total longitudinal bending dynamic coefficient of the girder body is smaller than specification regulated value. However, the local transverse bending dynamic coefficient of the roadbed slab is much larger than the total longitudinal bending dynamic coefficient of the girder body. The acceleration of the bridge deck is within the limit. Judging by Sperling index and ISO2631 evaluation index, the ride comfort of the test train running on the bridge is found to be excellent. According to the test and analysis, thin-walled trough girder is proved to be suitable for elevated urban rail transit.%对城轨高架标准跨薄壁槽形梁桥进行现场测试,获得桥梁的频率、振型、阻尼比等自振特性,以及列车通过时桥梁的位移、振幅

  12. Application of Lead Core Rubber Bearings to Seismic Mitigation and Isolation of Simply-Supported Girder Bridges%铅芯橡胶支座在简支梁桥减隔震中的应用

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    宋雷; 贺立新

    2012-01-01

    To study the effect of seismic mitigation and isolation of the lead core rubber bearings applied to the simply-supported girder bridges in high intensity seismic region, the Shuijing Bridge was cited as an example and was analyzed. The ANSYS was used to respectively set up the finite element models for the whole bridge of the bridge in both the seismic isolation state and non-seismic isolation state and in consideration of the ground base pile~soil interaction of the bridge, the response spectrum analysis was made, using the calculated response spectra of 10% and 2% of the 50-year exceeding probability and the time-history analysis was made as well, u-sing the seismic waves of the exceeding probability that are identical to the response spectra. The results of the analysis indicate that in the non-seismic isolation state, the displacement and internal forces of the piers of the bridge under the action of Earthquake El and E2 are great. The common plate rubber bearings can not cater for the need of strength and deformation of the piers while with the applying of the lead core rubber bearings, the displacement and internal forces of the piers are effectively reduced and sound effect of the seismic isolation has been achieved. In the analysis of the seismically-mitigated and isolated bridge, using the response spectrum analysis method and by way of considering the equivalent rigidity of the seismic isolation components in the analysis, the nonlinear issue can be simplified as the linear-elastic issue for handling.%为研究在高地震烈度区将铅芯橡胶支座应用于简支梁桥的减隔震效果,以水晶大桥为例进行分析.采用ANSYS分别建立隔震状态和非隔震状态的全桥有限元模型,考虑地基桩一土作用效应,取用50年超越概率10%和2%的计算反应谱进行反应谱分析,并取用与反应谱相同超越概率的地震波进行时程分析.分析结果表明:非隔震状态时,该桥在E1和E2地震作用下桥墩的

  13. Bridge weigh-in-motion on steel orthotropic decks and application to bridge assessment

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    Jacob, Bernard; Ieng, Sio Song; SCHMIDT, Franziska

    2012-01-01

    Bridge weigh-in-motion uses an instrumented bridge as a scale to weigh vehicles. Several types of bridges may be used, if being sensitive to wheel or axle loads. Here some strains of steel orthotropic deck bridges are measured by extensometers and analyzed by software, to calculate axle loads and gross vehicle weights. Between 2009 and 2011, several large scale tests were done on the Millau viaduct (France), the tallest cable stayed bridge in the world. These tests showed that the system meet...

  14. Bridge Lock-up Device System

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    ECT Team, Purdue

    2007-01-01

    The Colebrand Lock-up Device (LUD) provides additional substructure strength to resist seismic forces as a structural shock transmission unit for highway bridges. This system can provide a temporary rigid link between bridge structural members under seismic, braking, or other fast-acting type loads, while permitting slow thermal movements.

  15. Analysis of Biaxially Stressed Bridge Deck Plates

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    Jönsson, Jeppe; Bondum, Tommi Højer

    The ultimate state analysis of bridge deck plates at the intersection zone between main girders and transverse beams is complicated by biaxial membrane stresses, which may be in compression or tension in either direction depending on the bridge configuration and the specific location. This paper ...

  16. Re-Assessment of Concrete Bridges

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    Thoft-Christensen, Palle

    In this paper two aspects of re-assessment of the reliability of concrete bridges are discussed namely modelling of the corrosion of reinforcement and updating of uncertain variables. The main reason for deterioration of concrete bridges is corrosion of the reinforcement. Therefore, modelling of...

  17. Paul Dirac:. Building Bridges of the Mind

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    Brown, Laurie M.

    2003-12-01

    Paul Dirac was a brilliant and original thinker. He used his physical intuition and his ideal of mathematical beauty to construct bridges between major areas of physics. This article discusses several such important works, including the bridge between quantum mechanics and relativity that led to his prediction of the existence of antimatter.

  18. Fast response Full Bridge Power Factor Corrector

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    Chan, CH; Pong, MH

    1998-01-01

    A fast response Full Bridge Power Factor Corrector (FBPFC) is presented in this paper. The converter is combined by two interleaved boost cells and a conventional full bridge converter. As the interleaving technique is applied, the input ripple current of FBPFC are reduced. Experimental result shows that the maximum power factor is 0.98 even without input filter.

  19. A STUDY OF BARRIERS IN BRIDGING COMMUNICATION

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    Niteen V. Dandekar

    2014-01-01

    The main objective of this paper is to make a thought provoking discussion on the role barriers in bridging communication. It focuses on the concept of communication, process and the role of language related barriers in bridging communication. It studies the significance of communication in modern human life.

  20. Heavy Vehicles on Minor Highway Bridges

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    Kirkegaard, Poul Henning; Nielsen, Søren R. K.; Enevoldsen, I.

    the results obtained using the numerical models given in details in "Heavy Vehicles on Minor Highway Bridges : dynamic modelling of vehicles and bridges". The models are established using a ordinary vehicle which consists of a 48 t Scania with a 3 axle tractor and a 3 axle trailer, joined in a flexible hinge...

  1. General framework for bridge life cycle design

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    Junhai MA; Airong CHEN; Jun HE

    2009-01-01

    Based on a detailed illustration for bridge life cycle design which comprises the processes of service life design, aesthetics design, performance design, environ-mental and ecological design, inspection, maintenance and repair design as well as cost analysis, this paper presented a general framework for bridge life cycle design comprising three design phases and six design processes.

  2. History of cable-stayed bridges

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    Gimsing, Niels Jørgen

    1999-01-01

    The principle of supporting a bridge deck by inclined tension members leading to towers on either side of the span has been known for centuries. However, the real development of cable-stayed bridges did not begin before the 1950s. Since then the free span has been increased from 183 m in the Strö...

  3. COUPLING VIBRATION OF VEHICLE-BRIDGE SYSTEM

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    陈炎; 黄小清; 马友发

    2004-01-01

    By applying the sinusoidal wave mode to simulate the rugged surface of bridge deck,accounting for vehicle-bridge interaction and using Euler-Bernoulli beam theory, a coupling vibration model of vehicle-bridge system was developed. The model was solved by mode analyzing method and Runge-Kutta method, and the dynamic response and the resonance curve of the bridge were obtained. It is found that there are two resonance regions, one represents the main resonance while the other the minor resonance, in the resonance curve. The influence due to the rugged surface, the vibration mode of bridge, and the interaction between vehicle and bridge on vibration of the system were discussed. Numerical results show that the influence due to these parameters is so significant that the effect of roughness of the bridge deck and the mode shape of the bridge can't be ignored and the vehicle velocity should be kept away from the critical speed of the vehicle.

  4. Optimum Maintenance Strategies for Highway Bridges

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    Frangopol, Dan M.; Thoft-Christensen, Palle; Das, Parag C.;

    expected life-cycle costs or maximum life-cycle benefits. This is because many maintenance activities can be associated with significant costs, but their effects on bridge safety can be minor. In this paper, the program of an investigation on optimum maintenance strategies for different bridge types is......As bridges become older and maintenance costs become higher, transportation agencies are facing challenges related to implementation of optimal bridge management programs based on life cycle cost considerations. A reliability-based approach is necessary to find optimal solutions based on minimum...... described. The end result of this investigation will be a general reliability-based framework to be used by the UK Highways Agency in order to plan optimal strategies for the maintenance of its bridge network so as to optimize whole-life costs....

  5. Modeling walker synchronization on the Millennium Bridge

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    Eckhardt, Bruno; Ott, Edward; Strogatz, Steven H.; Abrams, Daniel M.; McRobie, Allan

    2007-02-01

    On its opening day the London Millennium footbridge experienced unexpected large amplitude wobbling subsequent to the migration of pedestrians onto the bridge. Modeling the stepping of the pedestrians on the bridge as phase oscillators, we obtain a model for the combined dynamics of people and the bridge that is analytically tractable. It provides predictions for the phase dynamics of individual walkers and for the critical number of people for the onset of oscillations. Numerical simulations and analytical estimates reproduce the linear relation between pedestrian force and bridge velocity as observed in experiments. They allow prediction of the amplitude of bridge motion, the rate of relaxation to the synchronized state and the magnitude of the fluctuations due to a finite number of people.

  6. Building bridges … and accelerators

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    2009-01-01

    Lyn Evans, the LHC project leader, was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) to celebrate his role not just in building accelerators, but also in building bridges between nations. He was one of four notables honoured at the event on Friday 5 June, coinciding with the University’s 450th Anniversary. Lyn Evans arriving at the ceremony with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. "It was a big surprise when I found out I’d been nominated," recounts Evans, "but it was an even bigger surprise to find out with whom I’d been nominated". At the ceremony Evans was awarded the honorary doctorate along with three others: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who was acclaimed for his fight against apartheid in South Africa, Mary Robinson, first woman president of Ireland and former United Nations’ high commissioner of human rights, and Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the World Trade Organization. The award ceremony, known as the �...

  7. Modified Geometry of Transition Slabs for Integral Bridges

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    Dreier, Damien

    2010-01-01

    Over the past decades, an increasing number of integral bridges have been built. This type of bridge offers various advantages in comparison with standard bridges equipped with expansion joints and bearings. In particular, integral bridges require less maintenance since they require less mechanical elements. Transition slabs, which are used in integral bridges, are directly connected to the bridge deck and therefore they are subjected to large displacements caused by creep, shrinkage and temp...

  8. Finite element of multilayer surfacing systems on orthotropic steel bridges

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    Li, J.; Liu, X.; Scarpas, A.; Tzimiris, G.

    2013-01-01

    Light weight orthotropic steel bridge decks have been widely utilized for bridges in seismic zones, movable bridges and long span bridges. In the last three decades, severe problems were reported in relation to asphaltic surfacing materials on orthotropic steel deck bridges. Earlier investigations have shown that the bonding strength of membrane layers to the surrounding materials has a strong influence on the structural response of orthotropic steel bridge decks. The most important requireme...

  9. The Influence of the Recommended LRFD Guidelines for the Seismic Design of Highway Bridges on Virginia Bridges

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    Widjaja, Matius Andy

    2003-01-01

    THE INFLUENCE OF THE RECOMMENDED LRFD GUIDELINES FOR THE SEISMIC DESIGN OF HIGHWAY BRIDGES ON VIRGINIA BRIDGES by Matius A. Widjaja Committee Chairwoman: Prof. Carin Roberts-Wollmann Civil Engineering (ABSTRACT) The influence of the recommended LRFD Guidelines for the seismic design of highway bridges in Virginia was investigated by analyzing two existing bridges. The first bridge has prestressed concrete girders and is located in the Richmond area. The second bridge has...

  10. Analytical Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Pier and Cast-in-Steel-Shell Pile Connection Behavior considering Steel-Concrete Interface

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    Jiho Moon; Dawn E. Lehman; Charles W. Roeder; Hak-Eun Lee; Tae-Hyung Lee

    2016-01-01

    The seismic design of bridges may require a large-diameter deep pile foundation such as a cast-in-steel-shell (CISS) pile where a reinforced concrete (RC) member is cast in a steel casing. In practice, the steel casing is not considered in the structural design and the pile is assumed to be an RC member. It is partially attributed to the difficulties in evaluation of composite action of a CISS pile. However, by considering benefits provided by composite action of the infilled concrete and the...

  11. Track-Bridge Longitudinal Interaction of Continuous Welded Rails on Arch Bridge

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    Rong Chen

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Taking arch bridges, including deck, half-through, and through arch bridges (short for DAB, HTAB, and TAB as examples, mechanics analysis models of longitudinal interaction between continuously welded rails (short for CWRs and arch bridges are established. Based on the finite element method (FEM, the longitudinal interaction calculation software of CWR on arch bridges has been developed. Focusing on an HTAB, the tension, compression, and deflection conditions are calculated and analyzed. The results show that the mechanics analysis models of three types of arch bridges can truly reflect the real state of the structure; the calculation software can be used for systematic research of the CWR on arch bridge; as for HTAB, temperature difference of arch rib has a small effect on rail tension/compression, and arch bridge can be simplified as a continuous beam for rail tension/compression additional force calculation; in calculation of deflection conditions of HTAB, it is suggested that train loads are arranged on half span and full span and take the direction of load entering bridge into account. Additionally, the deflection additional force variation of CFST basket handle arch bridge is different from that of ordinary bridge.

  12. Signal and noise in bridging PCR

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    Thaler David S

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In a variant of the standard PCR reaction termed bridging, or jumping, PCR the primer-bound sequences are originally on separate template molecules. Bridging can occur if, and only if, the templates contain a region of sequence similarity. A 3' end of synthesis in one round of synthesis that terminates in this region of similarity can prime on the other. In principle, Bridging PCR (BPCR can detect a subpopulation of one template that terminates synthesis in the region of sequence shared by the other template. This study considers the sensitivity and noise of BPCR as a quantitative assay for backbone interruptions. Bridging synthesis is also important to some methods for computing with DNA. Results In this study, BPCR was tested over a 328 base pair segment of the E. coli lac operon and a signal to noise ratio (S/N of approximately 10 was obtained under normal PCR conditions with Taq polymerase. With special precautions in the case of Taq or by using the Stoffel fragment the S/N was improved to 100, i.e. 1 part of cut input DNA yielded the same output as 100 parts of intact input DNA. Conclusions In the E. coli lac operator region studied here, depending on details of protocol, between 3 and 30% per kilobase of final PCR product resulted from bridging. Other systems are expected to differ in the proportion of product that is bridged consequent to PCR protocol and the sequence analyzed. In many cases physical bridging during PCR will have no informational consequence because the bridged templates are of identical sequence, but in a number of special cases bridging creates, or, destroys, information.

  13. John Pier, Configurazioni narrative

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    Alessandra Diazzi

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Il presente lavoro si muove in direzione di una narratologia intertestuale che integri una riflessione semiotica e strumenti di logica, ponendo al centro il concetto di «configurazione» quale modello di comprensione (Mink, Ricoeur. Il concetto di «sceneggiature intertestuali» permette di accostarsi all‘atto di lettura interpretandolo come procedimento di abduzione, attraverso cui il Lettore Modello (Eco trova nella propria enciclopedia intertestuale le cosiddette «sceneggiature» ossia «strutture di base» più o meno riconoscibili in ogni racconto. Tramite una lettura di Lolita si giunge a delineare l‘atto interpretativo come un procedimento abduttivo in cui ricorrono «sceneggiature intertestuali», potendo così individuare nel testo quei percorsi, spesso latenti, che una lettura critica deve essere capace non solo di seguire ma anche di tracciare.

  14. Bridge and brick motifs in complex networks

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    Huang, Chung-Yuan; Sun, Chuen-Tsai; Cheng, Chia-Ying; Hsieh, Ji-Lung

    2007-04-01

    Acknowledging the expanding role of complex networks in numerous scientific contexts, we examine significant functional and topological differences between bridge and brick motifs for predicting network behaviors and functions. After observing similarities between social networks and their genetic, ecological, and engineering counterparts, we identify a larger number of brick motifs in social networks and bridge motifs in the other three types. We conclude that bridge and brick motif content analysis can assist researchers in understanding the small-world and clustering properties of network structures when investigating network functions and behaviors.

  15. Partially entangled states bridge in quantum teleportation

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    Cai, Xiao-Fei; Yu, Xu-Tao; Shi, Li-Hui; Zhang, Zai-Chen

    2014-10-01

    The traditional method for information transfer in a quantum communication system using partially entangled state resource is quantum distillation or direct teleportation. In order to reduce the waiting time cost in hop-by-hop transmission and execute independently in each node, we propose a quantum bridging method with partially entangled states to teleport quantum states from source node to destination node. We also prove that the designed specific quantum bridging circuit is feasible for partially entangled states teleportation across multiple intermediate nodes. Compared to two traditional ways, our partially entanglement quantum bridging method uses simpler logic gates, has better security, and can be used in less quantum resource situation.

  16. Active Control of Long Bridges Using Flaps

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    Hansen, H. I.; Thoft-Christensen, Palle

    The main problem in designing ultra-long span suspension bridges is flutter. A solution to this problem might be to introduce an active flap control system to increase the flutter wind velocity. The investigated flap control system consists of flaps integrated in the bridge girder so each flap is...... different flap configurations for a bridge section model by using aerodynamic derivatives for a flat plate. The example shows that different flap configurations can either increase or decrease the flutter wind velocity. for optimal flap configurations flutter will not occur....

  17. Human Errors and Bridge Management Systems

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    Thoft-Christensen, Palle; Nowak, A. S.

    Human errors are divided in two groups. The first group contains human errors, which effect the reliability directly. The second group contains human errors, which will not directly effect the reliability of the structure. The methodology used to estimate so-called reliability distributions on...... basis of reliability profiles for bridges without human errors are extended to include bridges with human errors. The first rehabilitation distributions for bridges without and with human errors are combined into a joint first rehabilitation distribution. The methodology presented is illustrated for...

  18. Maxwell Tension Supports the Water Bridge

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    Widom, A.; Srivastava, Y. N.; Swain, J.; Sivasubramanian, S.

    2008-01-01

    A cylindrical flexible cable made up of pure fluid water can be experimentally spanned across a spatial gap with cable endpoints fixed to the top edges of two glass beakers. The cable has been called a water bridge in close analogy to iron cables employed to build ordinary span bridges. A necessary condition for the construction of a water bridge is that a large electric field exists parallel to and located within the water cable. Presently, there is no accepted detailed theory which quantita...

  19. Building the clinical bridge: an Australian success.

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    Wallis, Marianne; Chaboyer, Wendy

    2012-01-01

    Nursing effectiveness science includes primary, secondary, and translational, clinically focused research activities which aim to improve patient or client outcomes. It is imperative, for the successful conduct of a program of nursing effectiveness science, that a clinical bridge is established between academic and healthcare service facilities. An Australian example of the development of a robust clinical bridge through the use of jointly funded positions at the professorial level is outlined. In addition, an analysis of the practical application of Lewin's model of change management and the contribution of both servant and transformational leadership styles to the bridge building process is provided. PMID:22577536

  20. Pilot testing of a hydraulic bridge exciter

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    Andersson Andreas; Ülker-Kaustell Mahir; Borg Richard; Dymén Olivier; Carolin Anders; Karoumi Raid

    2015-01-01

    This paper describes the development of a hydraulic bridge exciter and its first pilot testing on a full scale railway bridge in service. The exciter is based on a hydraulic load cylinder with a capacity of 50 kN and is intended for controlled dynamic loading up to at least 50 Hz. The load is applied from underneath the bridge, enabling testing while the railway line is in service. The system is shown to produce constant load amplitude even at resonance. The exciter is used to experimentally ...

  1. A Comparison of Half Bridge & Full Bridge Isolated DC-DC Converters for Electrolysis Application

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    R.Samuel Rajesh Babu; Joseph Henry

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents a comparison of half bridgeand full bridge isolated, soft-switched, DC-DC converters forElectrolysis application. An electrolyser is a part of renewableenergy system which generates hydrogen from water electrolysisthat used in fuel cells. A DC-DC converter is required to coupleelectrolyser to system DC bus. The proposed DC-DC converter isrealized in both full-bridge and half-bridge topology in order toachieve zero voltage switching for the power switches and toregulate the...

  2. Practical Approach to Fragility Analysis of Bridges

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    Yasamin Rafie Nazari

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Damages during past earthquakes reveal seismic vulnerability of bridge structures and the necessity of probabilistic approach toward seismic performance evaluation of bridges and its interpretation in terms of decision variables such as repair cost, downtime and life loss. This Procedure involves hazard analysis, structural analysis, damage analysis and loss analysis. The purpose of present study is reviewing different methods developed to derive fragility curves for damage analysis of bridges and demonstrating a simple procedure for fragility analysis using Microsoft Office Excel worksheet to reach probability of occurring predefined level of damage due to different levels of seismic demand parameters. The input of this procedure is the intensity of ground motion and the output is an appropriate estimate of the expected damage. Different observed damages of the bridges are discussed and compared the practical definition of damage states. Different methods of fragility analyses are discussed and a practical step by step example is illustrated.

  3. Active aerodynamic stabilisation of long suspension bridges

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    Nissen, Henrik Ditlev; Sørensen, Paul Haase; Jannerup, Ole Erik

    2004-01-01

    use of control analysis and design techniques, a linear model of the structural and aerodynamic motion around equilibriun is developed. The model is validated through comparison with finite element calculations and wind tunnel experimental data on the Great Belt East Bridge in Denmark. The developed......The paper describes the addition of actively controlled appendages (flaps) attached along the length of the bridge deck to dampen wind-induced oscillations in long suppension bridges. A novel approach using control systems methods for the analysis of dynamic stability is presented. In order to make...... active control scheme is local in that the flap control signal at a given longitudinal position along the bridge only depends on local motion measurements. The analysis makes use of the Nyquist stability criteria and an anlysis of the sensitivity function for stability analysis. The analysis shows that...

  4. Bridging the Chasm between Policymakers and Educators.

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    Marshall, Catherine

    1988-01-01

    In an attempt to lessen the tension which often exists between educators and policymakers, this article discusses each sector's world and then offers suggestions on how to construct bridges between these worlds so that mutual goals may be attained. (JL)

  5. Allegheny County-Owned Bridges Points

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — This dataset shows the location of bridges owned by Allegheny County as centroids. If viewing this description on the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center’s...

  6. Allegheny County-Owned Bridges Centerlines

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — This dataset shows the bridges owned by Allegheny County. If viewing this description on the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center’s open data portal...

  7. Pilot testing of a hydraulic bridge exciter

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    Andersson Andreas

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the development of a hydraulic bridge exciter and its first pilot testing on a full scale railway bridge in service. The exciter is based on a hydraulic load cylinder with a capacity of 50 kN and is intended for controlled dynamic loading up to at least 50 Hz. The load is applied from underneath the bridge, enabling testing while the railway line is in service. The system is shown to produce constant load amplitude even at resonance. The exciter is used to experimentally determine frequency response functions at all sensor locations, which serve as valuable input for model updating and verification. An FE-model of the case study bridge has been developed that is in good agreement with the experimental results.

  8. Identifying hidden sexual bridging communities in Chicago.

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    Youm, Yoosik; Mackesy-Amiti, Mary Ellen; Williams, Chyvette T; Ouellet, Lawrence J

    2009-07-01

    Bridge populations can play a central role in the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by providing transmission links between higher and lower prevalence populations. While social network methods are well suited to the study of bridge populations, analyses tend to focus on dyads (i.e., risk between drug and/or sex partners) and ignore bridges between distinct subpopulations. This study takes initial steps toward moving the analysis of sexual network linkages beyond individual and risk group levels to a community level in which Chicago's 77 community areas are examined as subpopulations for the purpose of identifying potential bridging communities. Of particular interest are "hidden" bridging communities; that is, areas with above-average levels of sexual ties with other areas but whose below-average AIDS prevalence may hide their potential importance for HIV prevention. Data for this analysis came from the first wave of recruiting at the Chicago Sexual Acquisition and Transmission of HIV Cooperative Agreement Program site. Between August 2005 through October 2006, respondent-driven sampling was used to recruit users of heroin, cocaine, or methamphetamine, men who have sex with men regardless of drug use, the sex partners of these two groups, and sex partners of the sex partners. In this cross-sectional study of the sexual transmission of HIV, participants completed a network-focused computer-assisted self-administered interview, which included questions about the geographic locations of sexual contacts with up to six recent partners. Bridging scores for each area were determined using a matrix representing Chicago's 77 community areas and were assessed using two measures: non-redundant ties and flow betweenness. Bridging measures and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) case prevalence rates were plotted for each community area on charts representing four conditions: below-average bridging and AIDS prevalence, below-average bridging and above

  9. Experimental study of single span railway bridges

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    Rigueiro, Constança; Rebelo, C.; Silva, L. Simões da

    2007-01-01

    The main purpose of this paper is to present some results concerning the investigation that has been done by the authors regarding the dynamic response of small to médium span railway bridges using response acceleration data colleted during the measurements carried out on single span bridges on the railway track Linz-Wels, in Austria. Using output-only methods in this experimental program, it was possible to have an estimation of the igenfrequencies, mode shapes and the corresponding viscous ...

  10. Active control of vibrations in pedestrian bridges

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    Álvaro Cunha; Carlos Moutinho

    1999-01-01

    This paper, apart from making a brief general reference to vibration problems in pedestrian bridges, as well as to the form of modelling of dynamic pedestrian loads, presents the use of a predictive control strategy for the numerical simulation of the dynamic response of actively controlled structures of this type. The consideration of this control strategy permitted the development of a computational model, which was applied to the study of a pedestrian cable-stayed bridge, in order to show ...

  11. Acoustic Emission Health Monitoring of Steel Bridges

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    Pahlavan, Pooria Lotfollah; Paulissen, Joep; Pijpers, Richard; Hakkesteegt, Henk; Jansen, Rob

    2014-01-01

    Despite extensive developments in the field of Acoustic Emission (AE) for monitoring fatigue cracks in steel structures, the implementation of AE systems for large-scale bridges is hindered by limitations associated with instrumentation costs and signal processing complexities. This paper sheds light on some of the most important challenges in the utilization of AE systems for steel bridge decks. These challenges are mainly related to the multi-modal character of guided waves, and the expensi...

  12. Building Organic Bridges: Volume 1, Argentina - France

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    Rahmann, Gerold; Aksoy, Uygun

    2014-01-01

    [Foreword ...] The 18th IFOAM Organic World Congress held on 13-15 October, 2014 in Istanbul-Turkey targets to 'build organic bridges'. The Scientific track will contribute to bridging not only scientists but also institutions and disciplines, and to linking more developed and less developed, rural and urban, research to extension, plant to animal, farm practices to world-wide problems and producer and consumers. Organic is a management system that requires a diversity of inputs from differen...

  13. Building Organic Bridges: Volume 2, Germany - India

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    Rahmann, Gerold; Aksoy, Uygun

    2014-01-01

    [Foreword ...] The 18th IFOAM Organic World Congress held on 13-15 October, 2014 in Istanbul-Turkey targets to 'build organic bridges'. The Scientific track will contribute to bridging not only scientists but also institutions and disciplines, and to linking more developed and less developed, rural and urban, research to extension, plant to animal, farm practices to world-wide problems and producer and consumers. Organic is a management system that requires a diversity of inputs from differen...

  14. Differential Local Spasticity in Myocardial Bridges

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    Angelini, Paolo; Uribe, Carlo; Lozano, Pablo

    2012-01-01

    To illustrate the effect of myocardial bridges on coronary vascular tone, we describe the cases of 2 patients with different clinical presentations in the context of reproducible increased spasticity at the site of myocardial bridging. One had an episode of takotsubo cardiomyopathy, and one developed typical Prinzmetal angina while receiving desmopressin treatment for pituitary insufficiency. In both patients, acetylcholine challenge clearly revealed both the presence and the severity of myoc...

  15. Noise measurements in superconducting proximity bridges

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    Experiments and analsis have been done to show that the low-frequency noise voltage developed across a current-biased proximity-coupled superconducting bridge is well described by existing theories of electron tunneling. There is also some evidence that, on a two-fluid model, normal and supercurrent noise may be correlated. The temperature sensitivity of these bridges is calculated from the measured noise spectrum and is found to compare favorably with existing bolometric techniques

  16. Thermal Bridge Effects in Walls Separating Rowhouses

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    Rose, Jørgen

    1997-01-01

    In this report the thermal bridge effects at internal wall/roof junctions in rowhouses are evaluated. The analysis is performed using a numerical calculation programme, and different solutions are evaluated with respect to extra heat loss and internal surface temperatures.......In this report the thermal bridge effects at internal wall/roof junctions in rowhouses are evaluated. The analysis is performed using a numerical calculation programme, and different solutions are evaluated with respect to extra heat loss and internal surface temperatures....

  17. The evaluation of bicycle paths on bridges

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    Wang, Hwa-chyi; De Backer, Hans; Lauwers, Dirk; Chang, SK Jason

    2016-01-01

    Bicycle accidents have increasingly caused casualties and property damage. Many countries have therefore started to pay more attention to designing the space of bicycle paths. However, few studies have focused on the design of bicycle continuity between each bicycle path. In this study, the concept of using both spatial crash probability (P) and crash severity index (CSI) is introduced to address the bicycle safety issue on bridges in Central Business Districts (CBDs). Bicycle paths on bridge...

  18. External Prestressing Bridge Reinforcement Technology Review

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    Zhu Hanbing

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Externally prestressed bridge can not only limit and reduce the cracks and deformation of the structure, improve the rigidity and bearing capacity of structure, improve the stress state of structure, but also have less interference for bridge operation when it is operating and have the good economic efficiency. This paper introduces the advantages and disadvantages of external prestressed strengthening technique, its calculation theory and construction technology described in detail, and finally the paper discusses the deficiency of existing research.

  19. Subscapularis Tendon Repair Using Suture Bridge Technique

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    Park, Yong Bok; Park, Young Eun; Koh, Kyoung Hwan; Lim, Tae Kang; Shon, Min Soo; Yoo, Jae Chul

    2015-01-01

    The subscapularis tendon plays an essential role in shoulder function. Although subscapularis tendon tears are less common than other rotator cuff tears, tears of the subscapularis tendon have increasingly been recognized with the advent of magnetic resonance imaging and arthroscopy. A suture bridge technique for the treatment of posterosuperior rotator cuff tears has provided the opportunity to improve the pressurized contact area and mean footprint pressure. However, suture bridge fixation ...

  20. Assessment of a Bridge WIM System on Integral Concrete Bridges and on Steel Orthotropic Decks

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    Ieng, Sio Song; SCHMIDT, Franziska; ROMBONI, Frédéric; Jacob, Bernard

    2011-01-01

    Bridge-Weigh-In-Motion uses bridges as a scale to weigh vehicles. Practically, this is done by measuring the strains in that bridge, and relating them to the weight and dimensions of a truck called “calibration trucks” whose shape and axle weights are well known. This article summarizes different B-WIM experiments the institute IFSTTAR (formerly called LCPC) realized and the lessons drawn from this experience. First, the system has been tested on frame-type bridges with integral s...

  1. Inspection Based Evaluation of a Danish Road Bridge

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    Thoft-Christensen, Palle

    In this paper it is shown how an inspection-based evaluation of a Danish road bridge may be performed using the BRIDGE1 and BRIDGE2 bridge management systems produced within the EC-supported research programme "Assessment of Performance and Optimal Strategies for Inspection and Maintenance of Con...... Concrete Structures using Reliability Based Expert Systems"....

  2. TMACS test procedure TP012: Panalarm software bridge

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    This Test Procedure addresses the testing of the functionality of the Tank Monitor and Control System (TMACS) Panalarm bridge software. The features to be tested are: Bridge Initialization Options; Bridge Communication; Bridge Performance; Testing Checksum Errors; and Testing Command Reject Errors. Only the first three could be tested; the last two have been deferred to a later date

  3. Detection of salt bridges to lysines in solution in barnase

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    Hansen, Poul Erik; Williamson, Michael P.; Hounslow, Andrea M.; Ford, Joe; Fowler, Kyle; Hebditch, Max

    2013-01-01

    We show that salt bridges involving lysines can be detected by deuterium isotope effects on NMR chemical shifts of the sidechain amine. Lys27 in the ribonuclease barnase is salt bridged, and mutation of Arg69 to Lys retains a partially buried salt bridge. The salt bridges are functionally important....

  4. Precast Pearl-Chain concrete arch bridges

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    Halding, Philip Skov; Hertz, Kristian Dahl; Schmidt, Jacob Wittrup

    2015-01-01

    the technology was used. We also study other important components and details in the Pearl-Chain Bridge concept and review the effects of different types of loads. A theoretical case study of a circular 30 m span Pearl-Chain Bridge is presented showing the influence of a number of parameters: The......A Pearl-Chain Bridge is a closed-spandrel arch bridge consisting of a number of straight pre-fabricated so called Super-Light Deck elements put together in an arch shape by post-tensioning cables. Several Pearl-Chain arches can be positioned adjacent to each other by a crane to achieve a bridge of...... number of post-tensioning cables, the rise to span ratio, the height of the filling, and the height of the Super-Light Decks. We find that Pearl-Chain Bridges can be adjusted to resist specific moment loads by changing the normal force in the arch cross section by altering the above parameters. It is...

  5. Framework for Bridges Maintenance in Egypt

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    Hesham Abd Elkhalek

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The traditional approaches for bridges maintenance is proven to be inefficient as they lead to random way of spending maintenance budget and deteriorating bridge conditions. In many cases, maintenance activities are performed due to user complaints. The objective of this paper is to develop a practical and reliable framework to manage the maintenance and repair activities of Bridges network in Egypt considering performance and budget limits. The model solves an optimization problem that maximizes the average condition of the network given the limited budget using Genetic Algorithm (GA. The main tasks of the system are bridge inventory, condition assessment, deterioration using markov model, and maintenance optimization. The developed model takes into account multiple parameters including serviceability requirements, budget allocation, element importance on structural safety and serviceability, bridge impact on network, and traffic. A questionnaire is conducted to complete the research scope. The proposed model is implemented in software, which provides a friendly user interface. The results of the framework are multi – year maintenance plan for the entire network for up to five years. A case study is presented for validating and testing the model with Data collected from “General Authority for Roads, Bridges and Land Transport” in Egypt.

  6. The application of GPR in survey of Yongshan coalmine bridge

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    Ground penetrating radar (GPR) is an effective shoallow exploration method which uses the reflection of high frequency electromagnetism pulse wave to detect the object and geologic phenomena underground. With the development of electron and computer technique, the application domain of this method is keeping enlarge. Based on the working principle of GPR, this paper discussed the good effect of GPR to pier prospecting in Yongshan coal mines. Some matters that should be attentive are posed while using GPR. (authors)

  7. 嘉绍大桥项目安全管理探讨%Discussion of Security Management in the Jiashao Bridge Project

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    刘崇喜; 刘飞

    2012-01-01

    The V Project of Jiashao Bridge is characterized by the abominable natural conditions, complex hydrology conditions, numerous construction machineries , especially many heavy and temporary facilities, bridge pier construction with high altitude works and near water works as well as main trestle bridge is long and high frequency of utilization and so forth. Considering the establishment of secure regulation management system, the implementation of security responsibility, the safety production input and the security risks mortgage systems, the safety explanations and related educational training, on - site safety management, safety inspection and the hidden danger rectification, the paper discussed the prevention of major source of danger. the safety management forms and the safety project culture.%嘉绍大桥V标工程具有施工自然条件恶劣,水文状况复杂,施工机械、大型临时设施数量多,桥墩施工为高空、临水作业,主栈桥长且使用频率高等特点,从安全规章管理制度的建立、安全责任制的落实、安全生产投入和安全风险抵押金制度、安全交底和教育培训、安全现场管理、安全检查及隐患整改方面对大桥施工过程进行管理,其中对防范重大危险源、安全管理形式、格局以及项目安全文化创建进行了重点探讨。

  8. Response Modification Factors for Concrete Bridges in Europe

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    Kappos, A. J.; Paraskeva, T. S.; Moschonas, I. F.

    2013-01-01

    The paper presents a methodology for evaluating the actual response modification factors (q or R) of bridges and applies it to seven concrete bridges typical of the stock found in southern Europe. The usual procedure for analytically estimating the q-factor is through pushover curves derived for the bridge in (at least) its longitudinal and transverse directions. The shape of such curves depends on the seismic energy dissipation mechanism of the bridge; hence, bridges are assigned to two cate...

  9. Structural damage diagnosis of steel truss bridges by outlier detection

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    Kim, C. W.; Kitauchi, S.; Chang, K. C.; McGetrick, P. J.; Sugiura, K.; Kawatani, M.

    2014-01-01

    This study discusses structural damage diagnosis of real steel truss bridges by measuring trafficinduced vibration of bridges and utilizing a damage indicator derived from linear system parameters of a time series model. On-site damage experiments were carried out on real steel truss bridges. Artificial damage was applied to the bridge by severing a truss member with a cutting machine.Vehicle-induced vibrations of the bridges before and after applying damagewere measured and used in structura...

  10. Coronary atherosclerosis within a myocardial bridge, not a benign condition

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    Winter, de, A.J.; Kok, W.E.M.; Piek, J.J.

    1998-01-01

    In patients with myocardial bridging, the area within the bridge usually remains free from atherosclerotic disease. The case of a 47 year old man is described who had the rare combination of myocardial bridging with an atherosclerotic plaque within the area of bridging, which was detected with intravascular ultrasound but not with coronary angiography. The clinical history of the patient demonstrates that this is not a benign condition. In symptomatic patients the bridged segment should be sc...

  11. Comprehensive Real-Time Bridge Health Monitoring System of Tongtai Bridge

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    Lei Su-su

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Tongtai Bridge is the world’s largest suspension curve-girder-skew-arch bridge, which is located in Zhangjiakou, China. The understanding of mechanics characteristics is limited to such complex bridges, so it is necessary to establish reliable health monitoring system to investigate the static and dynamic responses and monitor the safety of the bridge. A comprehensive real-time bridge health monitoring system is establish, which includes four aspects: sensor system, data acquisition and transmission system, data processing and control system, structure early warning and security assessment system. The paper systematically describes the system design principles, sensor layout, and monitoring content, then expounds system integration and function of each subsystem.

  12. Bridges in the random-cluster model

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    Elçi, Eren Metin; Weigel, Martin; Fytas, Nikolaos G.

    2016-02-01

    The random-cluster model, a correlated bond percolation model, unifies a range of important models of statistical mechanics in one description, including independent bond percolation, the Potts model and uniform spanning trees. By introducing a classification of edges based on their relevance to the connectivity we study the stability of clusters in this model. We prove several exact relations for general graphs that allow us to derive unambiguously the finite-size scaling behavior of the density of bridges and non-bridges. For percolation, we are also able to characterize the point for which clusters become maximally fragile and show that it is connected to the concept of the bridge load. Combining our exact treatment with further results from conformal field theory, we uncover a surprising behavior of the (normalized) variance of the number of (non-)bridges, showing that it diverges in two dimensions below the value 4cos2 ⁡ (π /√{ 3}) = 0.2315891 ⋯ of the cluster coupling q. Finally, we show that a partial or complete pruning of bridges from clusters enables estimates of the backbone fractal dimension that are much less encumbered by finite-size corrections than more conventional approaches.

  13. A probabilistic bridge safety evaluation against floods.

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    Liao, Kuo-Wei; Muto, Yasunori; Chen, Wei-Lun; Wu, Bang-Ho

    2016-01-01

    To further capture the influences of uncertain factors on river bridge safety evaluation, a probabilistic approach is adopted. Because this is a systematic and nonlinear problem, MPP-based reliability analyses are not suitable. A sampling approach such as a Monte Carlo simulation (MCS) or importance sampling is often adopted. To enhance the efficiency of the sampling approach, this study utilizes Bayesian least squares support vector machines to construct a response surface followed by an MCS, providing a more precise safety index. Although there are several factors impacting the flood-resistant reliability of a bridge, previous experiences and studies show that the reliability of the bridge itself plays a key role. Thus, the goal of this study is to analyze the system reliability of a selected bridge that includes five limit states. The random variables considered here include the water surface elevation, water velocity, local scour depth, soil property and wind load. Because the first three variables are deeply affected by river hydraulics, a probabilistic HEC-RAS-based simulation is performed to capture the uncertainties in those random variables. The accuracy and variation of our solutions are confirmed by a direct MCS to ensure the applicability of the proposed approach. The results of a numerical example indicate that the proposed approach can efficiently provide an accurate bridge safety evaluation and maintain satisfactory variation. PMID:27386269

  14. Natural vibration dynamics of Rainbow Bridge, Utah

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    Moore, J. R.; Thorne, M. S.; Wood, J. R.; Doyle, S.; Stanfield, E.; White, B.

    2015-12-01

    We measured resonant frequencies of Rainbow Bridge, Utah, one of the world's longest rock spans, during a field experiment recording ambient vibration data. Measurements were generated over 20 hours on March 23-24, 2015 using two broadband three-component seismometers placed on the bridge, and compared to concurrent data from nearby reference stations 20 and 220 m distant. We identified seven distinct modes of vibration for Rainbow Bridge between 1 and 6 Hz. Data for each resonant frequency was then analyzed to determine the frequency-dependent polarization vector in an attempt to clarify mode shapes; e.g. the fundamental mode represents out-of-plane horizontal flexure. We compared experimental data to results of 3D numerical modal analysis, using a new photogrammetric model of Rainbow Bridge generated in this study imported into COMSOL Multiphysics. Results compare well with measured data for seven of the first eight modeled modes, matching vibrational frequencies and polarization orientations generally within 10%. Only predicted mode 6 was not explicitly apparent in our experimental data. Large site-to-reference spectral ratios resolved from experimental data indicate high amplification on the bridge as compared to nearby bedrock.

  15. Useful features in the damage detection of bridges

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    This study develops a method for detecting damages in a bridge. A truck is driven at constant speed through a target bridge. The elongations of the bridge are recorded by the sensors mounted on the bridge. It is found that the signals can reflect the health condition of the bridge faithfully. Furthermore, by examining the maximum and minimum of the signals, one can determine the damage levels and locations of the bridge easily. Hence, the extreme values of the elongations are useful features in the damage detection of bridges. Based on the proposed features, a health monitoring system of the bridge is developed using artificial neural networks. The numerical example shows that the monitoring system is effective in the damage detection of the bridge.

  16. MINERAL BRIDGES OF NACRE AND ITS EFFECTS

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    宋凡; 白以龙

    2001-01-01

    Nacre, or mother-of-pearl, is a kind of composites of aragonite platelets sandwiched between organic materials. Its excellent mechanical properties are thought to stem from the microarchitecture that is traditionally described as a "brick and mortar" arrangement. In this paper, a new microstructure, referred to as mineral bridge in the biomineralization, is directly observed in the organic matrix layers (mortar) of nacre. This is an indication that the organic matrix layer of nacre should be treated as a three-dimensional interface and the microarchitecture of nacre ought to be considered as a "brick-bridge-mortar" structure rather than the traditional one. Experiments and analyses show that the mineral bridges not only improve the mechanical properties of the organic matrix layers but also play an important role in the pattern of the crack extension in nacre.

  17. Bridging radiation policy and science

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    Scientists, regulators, and policy makers from five continents and 20 countries reached consensus on a number of conclusions and recommendations regarding low-level ionizing radiation exposures at an international conference, 'Bridging Radiation Policy and Science,' at the Airlie Center in Warrenton, Virginia, 1-5 December 1999. The goal of the conference was to develop strategies for formulating national and international policy based on current scientific information in the context of economic, political, and social concerns. Specifically, attendees explored how to establish public policies with respect to radiation protection in view of the scientific uncertainties of the effects of low-level radiation [<100 millisievert (mSv)]. Conference participants agreed that science will not likely answer in the near future fundamental questions about the shape of the dose-response curve and mechanisms of effects of radiation at low doses. The conference endorsed the quest for a prudent and coherent radiation policy based on the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) 'evolving global framework'. The Conference participants agreed upon the following recommendations: Policy discussions on the regulation of radiation sources delivering low-level radiation should include references to natural background radiation. The conference supports the evolving global framework of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the safe use of radiation. The conference supports further development and evaluation of the ideas associated with the proposal on controllable dose. No radiation dose is below regulatory concern but certain levels should be below regulatory action, and appropriate dose levels should be established. Fundamental questions about the shape of the dose-response curve and mechanisms of effects of radiation at low doses are unlikely to be answered in the near future. Scientific research, including molecular and cellular radiobiology studies are critical in order

  18. Cracking behavior of structural slab bridge decks

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    Baah, Prince

    Bridge deck cracking is a common problem throughout the United States, and it affects the durability and service life of concrete bridges. Several departments of transportation (DOTs) in the United States prefer using continuous three-span solid structural slab bridges without stringers over typical four-lane highways. Recent inspections of such bridges in Ohio revealed cracks as wide as 0.125 in. These measured crack widths are more than ten times the maximum limit recommended in ACI 224R-01 for bridge decks exposed to de-icing salts. Measurements using digital image correlation revealed that the cracks widened under truck loading, and in some cases, the cracks did not fully close after unloading. This dissertation includes details of an experimental investigation of the cracking behavior of structural concrete. Prism tests revealed that the concrete with epoxy-coated bars (ECB) develops the first crack at smaller loads, and develops larger crack widths compared to the corresponding specimens with uncoated (black) bars. Slab tests revealed that the slabs with longitudinal ECB developed first crack at smaller loads, exhibited wider cracks and a larger number of cracks, and failed at smaller ultimate loads compared to the corresponding test slabs with black bars. To develop a preventive measure, slabs with basalt and polypropylene fiber reinforced concrete were also included in the test program. These test slabs exhibited higher cracking loads, smaller crack widths, and higher ultimate loads at failure compared to the corresponding slab specimens without fibers. Merely satisfying the reinforcement spacing requirements given in AASHTO or ACI 318-11 is not adequate to limit cracking below the ACI 224R-01 recommended maximum limit, even though all the relevant design requirements are otherwise met. Addition of fiber to concrete without changing any steel reinforcing details is expected to reduce the severity and extent of cracking in reinforced concrete bridge decks.

  19. Planar Hall effect bridge magnetic field sensors

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    Henriksen, A.D.; Dalslet, Bjarke Thomas; Skieller, D.H.;

    2010-01-01

    Until now, the planar Hall effect has been studied in samples with cross-shaped Hall geometry. We demonstrate theoretically and experimentally that the planar Hall effect can be observed for an exchange-biased ferromagnetic material in a Wheatstone bridge topology and that the sensor signal can...... be significantly enhanced by a geometric factor. For the samples in the present study, we demonstrate an enhancement of the sensor output by a factor of about 100 compared to cross-shaped sensors. The presented construction opens a new design and application area of the planar Hall effect, which we term planar...... Hall effect bridge sensors....

  20. Germanium-overcoated niobium Dayem bridges

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    Holdeman, L. B.; Peters, P. N.

    1976-01-01

    Overcoating constriction microbridges with semiconducting germanium provides additional thermal conductivity at liquid-helium temperatures to reduce the effects of self-heating in these Josephson junctions. Microwave-induced steps were observed in the I-V characteristics of an overcoated Dayem bridge fabricated in a 15-nm-thick niobium film; at least 20 steps could be counted at 4.2 K. No steps were observed in the I-V characteristics of the bridge prior to overcoating. In addition, the germanium overcoat can protect against electrical disturbances at room temperature.

  1. The seismic response of concrete arch bridges (with focus on the Bixby Creek bridge Carmel, California)

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    Hoehler, M; McCallen, D; Noble, C

    1999-06-01

    The analysis, and subsequent retrofit, of concrete arch bridges during recent years has relied heavily on the use of computational simulation. For seismic analysis in particular, computer simulation, typically utilizing linear approximations of structural behavior, has become standard practice. This report presents the results of a comprehensive study of the significance of model sophistication (i.e. linear vs. nonlinear) and pertinent modeling assumptions on the dynamic response of concrete arch bridges. The study uses the Bixby Creek Bridge, located in California, as a case study. In addition to presenting general recommendations for analysis of this class of structures, this report provides an independent evaluation of the proposed seismic retrofit for the Bixby Creek Bridge. Results from the study clearly illustrate a reduction of displacement drifts and redistribution of member forces brought on by the inclusion of material nonlinearity. The analyses demonstrate that accurate modeling of expansion joints, for the Bixby Creek Bridge in particular, is critical to achieve representative modal and transient behavior. The inclusion of near-field displacement pulses in ground motion records was shown to significantly increase demand on the relatively softer, longer period Bixby Creek Bridge arch. Stiffer, shorter period arches, however, are more likely susceptible to variable support motions arising from the canyon topography typical for this class of bridges.

  2. Seismic response of bridge piers with the pile foundation considering soil-structure dynamic interaction%土—结构相互作用的桩基础桥墩的地震响应

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    董正方; 陈兴冲

    2008-01-01

    分析了整体法在求解土-结构相互作用问题时, 其粘弹性人工边界如何设置以及如何在ANSYS里实现的问题,对桩基础桥墩分别采用考虑土 -结构相互作用模型和中规定的模型进行了地震响应的计算,并对计算结果进行分析和比较,可为桩基础桥墩的设计提供参考.

  3. 21 CFR 872.3770 - Temporary crown and bridge resin.

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    2010-04-01

    ... (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES DENTAL DEVICES Prosthetic Devices § 872.3770 Temporary crown and bridge resin. (a... polymethylmethacrylate, intended to make a temporary prosthesis, such as a crown or bridge, for use until a...

  4. CDC WONDER: Population - Bridged-Race July 1st Estimates

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Population - Bridged-Race July 1st Estimates online databases report bridged-race population estimates of the July 1st resident population of the United States,...

  5. Diode-quad bridge for reactive transducers and FM discriminators

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    Harrison, D. R.; Dimeff, J.

    1972-01-01

    Diode-quad bridge circuit was developed for use with pressure-sensitive capacitive transducers, liquid-level measuring devices, proximity deflection sensors, and inductive displacement sensors. It may also be used as FM discriminator and as universal impedance bridge.

  6. 49 CFR 236.766 - Locking, movable bridge.

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    2010-10-01

    ..., MAINTENANCE, AND REPAIR OF SIGNAL AND TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND APPLIANCES Definitions § 236.766 Locking, movable bridge. The rail locks, bridge locks, bolt locks, circuit controllers, and electric...

  7. Violin Bridge Mobility Analysis under In-Plane Excitation

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    Cheng-Zhong Zhang

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The vibration of a violin bridge is a dynamic contact vibration with two interfaces: strings-bridge, and bridge feet-top plate. In this paper, the mobility of an isolated bridge under in-plane excitation is explored using finite element modeling based on the contact vibration model. Numerical results show that the dynamic contact stiffness in the two contact interfaces has a great impact on the bridge mobility. A main resonance peak is observed in the frequency range of 2–3 kHz in the frequency response of the isolated bridge when the contact stiffness is smaller than a critical threshold. The main resonance peak frequency is affected by the contact stiffness as well. In order to verify the numerical findings, a novel experimental system is then designed on the basis of a piezoelectric dynamometer for bridge mobility analysis. Experimental results confirm the impact of the dynamic contact stiffness on the bridge mobility.

  8. LPN/ADN Bridge Course. Instructor's Guide.

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    Barrett, Jan; And Others

    This curriculum guide has been constructed in order to bridge the skills gap between licensed practical nursing (LPN) programs and associate degree nursing (ADN) programs in Missouri. The curriculum was developed through a cooperative effort by persons from both sectors. The curriculum contains four major units, each consisting of several lessons,…

  9. Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice

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    Roy H.M. Sembel

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Some concerns in the field of Business Management regarding the gap between theory and practice have been raised by practitioners and academicians. This keynote speech describes some lessons learned from the academic literature regarding this gap (whether the gap really exists, and if it exists, whether it needs to be bridged or closed, and how to bridge or close this gap, and shares the author's personal and professional experiences of living as both an academician and a practitioner. The main findings of this article are: (1 Yes the gap exists, however, it has to be viewed in a wider perspective to really understand the situation; (2 The gap in a specific area is bad and should become our concern, but in other areas it should not; (3 There are some ways to bridge or close the negative gap; (4 There exists hybrid career opportunities to become professionals that work both as an academician and a practitioner; (5 This new breed of hybrid professionals has a huge potential to bridge the bad theory-practice gap.

  10. “On a bridge in Berlin”

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    Pihl, Ole Verner

    2013-01-01

    This is a self-reflective case study based on the development of the Graphic Novel: “On a bridge in Berlin.” The GN will be used as an introduction to the history of architecture as a part of the curriculum in Architecture and Design at Aalborg University, and as a more broadly introduction to an...

  11. Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality

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    Greiner, Ann C., Ed.; Knebel, Elisa, Ed.

    2003-01-01

    The Institute of Medicine study Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001) recommended that an interdisciplinary summit be held to further reform of health professions education in order to enhance quality and patient safety. Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality is the follow up to that summit, held in June 2002, where 150 participants across…

  12. 75 FR 41281 - Bridge Safety Standards

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    2010-07-15

    ... Federal Register at 60 FR 20654, the interim statement included a request for comments to be submitted to... of Agency Policy on the Safety of Railroad Bridges (``policy statement''). See 65 FR 52667. With the... amendment. See 74 FR 157. All aspects of the policy statement that are not incorporated into the...

  13. Bridges in Mathematics. WWC Intervention Report

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2009

    2009-01-01

    "Bridges in Mathematics," published by the Math Learning Center (MLC), is an elementary school math curriculum covering kindergarten through fifth grade that focuses on problem solving and skill building, and applies a combination of whole-group, small-group, and independent activities. Lessons incorporate visual models, including manipulatives,…

  14. Bridging gaps : ten crosscurrents in media studies

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    Fornäs, Johan

    2008-01-01

    The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in: Media, Culture and Society, (30), 6, 895-905, 2008.Johan Fornäs, Bridging Gaps: Ten Crosscurrents in Media Studies.http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0163443708096811. by SAGE Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. http://www.sagepub.com/

  15. Thermal Bridge Effects in Window Grooves

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    Rose, Jørgen

    1997-01-01

    In this report thermal bridge effects in window grooves are analyzed. The analysis is performed using different thicknesses of the window groove insulation, to evaluate what the optimal solution is.All analysis in the report is performed using both 2- and 3-dimensional numerical analysis....

  16. Characterization and electrical modeling of semiconductors bridges

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    Marx, K.D. [Sandia National Labs., Livermore, CA (United States); Bickes, R.W. Jr.; Wackerbarth, D.E. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1997-03-01

    Semiconductor bridges (SCBs) are finding increased use as initiators for explosive and pyrotechnic devices. They offer advantages in reduced voltage and energy requirements, coupled with excellent safety features. The design of explosive systems which implement either SCBs or metal bridgewires can be facilitated through the use of electrical simulation software such as the PSpice{reg_sign} computer code. A key component in the electrical simulation of such systems is an electrical model of the bridge. This report has two objectives: (1) to present and characterize electrical data taken in tests of detonators which employ SCBs with BNCP as the explosive powder; and (2) to derive appropriate electrical models for such detonators. The basis of such models is a description of the resistance as a function of energy deposited in the SCB. However, two important features which must be added to this are (1) the inclusion of energy loss through such mechanisms as ohmic heating of the aluminum lands and heat transfer from the bridge to the surrounding media; and (2) accounting for energy deposited in the SCB through heat transfer to the bridge from the explosive powder after the powder ignites. The modeling procedure is entirely empirical; i.e., models for the SCB resistance and the energy gain and loss have been estimated from experimental data taken over a range of firing conditions. We present results obtained by applying the model to the simulation of SCB operation in representative tests.

  17. Bridging the Gap: Pracademics in Foreign Policy

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    Murphy, Ann Marie; Fulda, Andreas

    2011-01-01

    In his seminal work "Bridging the Gap: Theory and Practice in Foreign Policy", Alexander George (1993) lamented the great divide between academia and the foreign policymaking community, arguing that greater interaction between scholars and policymakers would produce better policy. We share George's belief that scholars and practitioners each have…

  18. Construction Technology of Long Span Bridges

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    Gimsing, Niels Jørgen

    2000-01-01

    A large variety of construction methods are used during construction of major bridges, and in many cases the final structural system must be chosen with due respect to the construction process. Today the preferred construction methods are: the free-cantilever method, the launching method and the ...... full-span erection method....

  19. Bridging the digital divide with mobile services

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    Yelton, Andromeda

    2013-01-01

    In this issue of Library Technology Reports, Andromeda Yelton shows how libraries can build on the breadth of this population to help bridge the digital divide and provide even greater access to information. Yelton breaks down the demographics of mobile internet users, provides examples of how different libraries are reaching out to these populations, and suggests what the future may hold for this trend.

  20. Circuit bridging of components by smoke

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    Smoke can adversely affect digital electronics; in the short term, it can lead to circuit bridging and in the long term to corrosion of metal parts. This report is a summary of the work to date and component-level tests by Sandia National Laboratories for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to determine the impact of smoke on digital instrumentation and control equipment. The component tests focused on short-term effects such as circuit bridging in typical components and the factors that can influence how much the smoke will affect them. These factors include the component technology and packaging, physical board protection, and environmental conditions such as the amount of smoke, temperature of burn, and humidity level. The likelihood of circuit bridging was tested by measuring leakage currents and converting those currents to resistance in ohms. Hermetically sealed ceramic packages were more resistant to smoke than plastic packages. Coating the boards with an acrylic spray provided some protection against circuit bridging. The smoke generation factors that affect the resistance the most are humidity, fuel level, and burn temperature. The use of CO2 as a fire suppressant, the presence of galvanic metal, and the presence of PVC did not significantly affect the outcome of these results

  1. The Memory Bridge Initiative on Service Learners

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    Wescott, Amy; Healy, Tara C.

    2011-01-01

    This study evaluated the Memory Bridge Initiative (MBI), an educational, experiential program pairing high school students with older adults who have dementia. A qualitative, single group design with baseline and follow-up measures examined whether or not students would have a positive learning experience while gaining newfound appreciation and…

  2. Indirect bridge frequency measurement: an experimental verification

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    Urushadze, Shota; Yau, J.-D.; Frýba, Ladislav

    Changsha: DEStech Publications., 2015. s. 48-48 ISBN N. [International conference on mechanical science and mechanical design (MSMD2015). 12.12.2015-13.12.2015, Changsha] R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GC13-34405J Institutional support: RVO:68378297 Keywords : bridge health monitoring * indirect method * moving load * VBI Subject RIV: JM - Building Engineering

  3. Building Bridges, Robots, and High Expectations

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    Bennie, Fiona; Corbett, Charlotte; Palo, Angela

    2015-01-01

    This article describes an after-school program at the Horace Mann School for the Deaf (HMS), the oldest public day school for deaf students in the United States, where almost half of the student body imagined and created bridge and robotic machines. The Deaf Robotics Engineering and Math Team, or the DREAM Team club, included HMS students in…

  4. Fiber reinforced polymer composites for bridge structures

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    Alexandra CANTORIU

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Rapid advances in construction materials technology have led to the emergence of new materials with special properties, aiming at safety, economy and functionality of bridges structures. A class of structural materials which was originally developed many years ago, but recently caught the attention of engineers involved in the construction of bridges is fiber reinforced polymer composites. This paper provides an overview of fiber reinforced polymer composites used in bridge structures including types, properties, applications and future trends. The results of this study have revealed that this class of materials presents outstanding properties such as high specific strength, high fatigue and environmental resistance, lightweight, stiffness, magnetic transparency, highly cost-effective, and quick assembly, but in the same time high initial costs, lack of data on long-term field performance, low fire resistance. Fiber reinforced polymer composites were widely used in construction of different bridge structures such as: deck and tower, I-beams, tendons, cable stands and proved to be materials for future in this field.

  5. Circuit bridging of components by smoke

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    Tanaka, T.J.; Nowlen, S.P.; Anderson, D.J. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1996-10-01

    Smoke can adversely affect digital electronics; in the short term, it can lead to circuit bridging and in the long term to corrosion of metal parts. This report is a summary of the work to date and component-level tests by Sandia National Laboratories for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to determine the impact of smoke on digital instrumentation and control equipment. The component tests focused on short-term effects such as circuit bridging in typical components and the factors that can influence how much the smoke will affect them. These factors include the component technology and packaging, physical board protection, and environmental conditions such as the amount of smoke, temperature of burn, and humidity level. The likelihood of circuit bridging was tested by measuring leakage currents and converting those currents to resistance in ohms. Hermetically sealed ceramic packages were more resistant to smoke than plastic packages. Coating the boards with an acrylic spray provided some protection against circuit bridging. The smoke generation factors that affect the resistance the most are humidity, fuel level, and burn temperature. The use of CO{sub 2} as a fire suppressant, the presence of galvanic metal, and the presence of PVC did not significantly affect the outcome of these results.

  6. Characteristics of mortars from ancient bridges

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    Frankeová, Dita; Slížková, Zuzana; Drdácký, Miloš

    Vol. 7. Dordrecht : Springer, 2012 - (Válek, J.; Hughes, J.; Groot, J.), s. 165-174 ISBN 978-94-007-4634-3 R&D Projects: GA ČR(CZ) GA103/09/2067; GA MŠk(CZ) LA09008 Institutional support: RVO:68378297 Keywords : mortars * ancient bridges * analytical methods Subject RIV: AL - Art, Architecture, Cultural Heritage

  7. A risk prediction model for the assessment and triage of women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in low-resourced settings: the miniPIERS (Pre-eclampsia Integrated Estimate of RiSk multi-country prospective cohort study.

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    Beth A Payne

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Pre-eclampsia/eclampsia are leading causes of maternal mortality and morbidity, particularly in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs. We developed the miniPIERS risk prediction model to provide a simple, evidence-based tool to identify pregnant women in LMICs at increased risk of death or major hypertensive-related complications.From 1 July 2008 to 31 March 2012, in five LMICs, data were collected prospectively on 2,081 women with any hypertensive disorder of pregnancy admitted to a participating centre. Candidate predictors collected within 24 hours of admission were entered into a step-wise backward elimination logistic regression model to predict a composite adverse maternal outcome within 48 hours of admission. Model internal validation was accomplished by bootstrapping and external validation was completed using data from 1,300 women in the Pre-eclampsia Integrated Estimate of RiSk (fullPIERS dataset. Predictive performance was assessed for calibration, discrimination, and stratification capacity. The final miniPIERS model included: parity (nulliparous versus multiparous; gestational age on admission; headache/visual disturbances; chest pain/dyspnoea; vaginal bleeding with abdominal pain; systolic blood pressure; and dipstick proteinuria. The miniPIERS model was well-calibrated and had an area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC ROC of 0.768 (95% CI 0.735-0.801 with an average optimism of 0.037. External validation AUC ROC was 0.713 (95% CI 0.658-0.768. A predicted probability ≥25% to define a positive test classified women with 85.5% accuracy. Limitations of this study include the composite outcome and the broad inclusion criteria of any hypertensive disorder of pregnancy. This broad approach was used to optimize model generalizability.The miniPIERS model shows reasonable ability to identify women at increased risk of adverse maternal outcomes associated with the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. It could be

  8. Railroad Bridges in Louisiana, Geographic NAD83, FEMA (1997) [railroad_bridges_FEMA_1997

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    Louisiana Geographic Information Center — This is is a point dataset for the locations and attributes of 32 Louisiana railroad bridges. The attributes include city (nearest?), county (sic), routefrom...

  9. Seismic Passive Control of Cable-Stayed Bridges

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    Ali, Hosam-Eddin M.; Abdel-Ghaffar, Ahmed M.

    1995-01-01

    A three-dimensional modeling procedure is proposed for cable-stayed bridges with rubber, steel, and lead energy dissipation devices. The passive control technique is investigated by considering the response of bridge models with and without energy dissipation devices. The impact of various design parameters on the seismic response of current and future bridge designs is studied. Appropriate locations and properties of the passive devices can achieve better performance for cable-stayed bridges...

  10. New Philosophy in Steel Bridge Design and Frabrication

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    Henkle, David

    2014-01-01

    The foremost parameters in the design of any structure are safety and cost. The SEBD (simplified economical bridge design) concept meets and exceeds all conditions of safety but with an added benefit of cost savings over more conventional design procedures for steel bridges. Comparative analysis indicates that cost saving as much as 10 percent of the bridge cost can be realized. Learn about SEBD and how you can apply it to steel bridge design and fabrication. Contact InformationTele: 574-2...

  11. Performance of damage detection methods in bridges through vibration monitoring

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    Cruz, Paulo J. S.; Salgado, R.

    2009-01-01

    The important advances achieved in the modal identification, sensors and structural monitoring of bridges have motivated the bridge engineering community to develop damage detection methods based on vibration monitoring. Some of these methods have already been demonstrated under certain conditions in bridges with deliberate damage (Farrar et al., 1998). However, the performance of these methods for damage detection in bridges has not been fully proven so far and more research n...

  12. 305 Building 2 ton bridge crane and monorail assembly analysis

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    The analyses in the appendix of this document evaluate the integrity of the existing bridge crane structure, as depicted on drawing H-3-34292, for a bridge crane and monorail assembly with a load rating of 2 tons. This bridge crane and monorail assembly is a modification of a 1 1/2 ton rated manipulator bridge crane which originally existed in the 305 building

  13. Noise Reduction of Fractional Source in Cryogenic Current Comparator Bridge

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    C. Jassadajin; Kurupakorn, C.; N. Khumthukthit; A. Pruksanubal

    2013-01-01

    In this work, a resistance measurement is done at both high accuracy and precision using Cryogenic Current Comparator (CCC) bridge system [1]. A CCC bridge circuit consists of three parts: coil, current source and detector parts. There are electronic components in the current source of the system. They generate thermal noise in the measurement system. This paper shows the noise reduction in a fractional source of CCC Bridge which is a ramp generator. The bridge receives the voltage signal, wh...

  14. Non-minimal bridge positions of torus knots are stabilized

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    Ozawa, Makoto

    2010-01-01

    We show that any non-minimal bridge decomposition of a torus knot is stabilized and that $n$-bridge decompositions of a torus knot are unique for any integer $n$. This implies that a knot in a bridge position is a torus knot if and only if there exists a torus containing the knot such that it intersects the bridge sphere in two essential loops.

  15. Improving the Dynamics of Suspension Bridges using Active Control Systems

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    Thoft-Christensen, Palle

    Improving the dynamics of suspension bridge using active control is discussed in this paper. The main dynamic problem with long suspension bridges is the aeroelastic phenomenon called flutter. Flutter oscillations of a bridge girder is a stability problem and the oscillations are perpendicular to...... the direction of the wind and occur when the bridge is exposed to wind velocity above critical value called the flutter wind velocity Ucr....

  16. Rupture of an Evaporating Liquid Bridge between Two Grains

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    Mielniczuk, Boleslaw; El Youssoufi, Moulay Saïd; Sabatier, Laurent; Hueckel, Tomasz

    2014-01-01

    The study examines rupture of evaporating liquid bridges between two glass spheres. Evolution of the bridge profile has been recorded with the use of high-speed camera. Geometrical characteristics of the bridge were then used to calculate evolution of the variables during the process: Laplace pressure, capillary force, and surface tension force. For the purpose of reference, the bridge evolution is followed also during kinematic extension. During both processes the diameter of the neck decrea...

  17. The detection of an older population in the Magellanic Bridge

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    Bagheri, Gemma; Cioni, Maria-Rosa; Napiwotzki, Ralf

    2012-01-01

    The Magellanic system comprises the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), and the less frequently observed Magellanic Bridge and Magellanic Stream. The Bridge is traced by neutral gas and has an observed stellar component, while the Stream consists of gas only, with no observed stellar counterpart to date. This study uses catalogues created in the direction of the Bridge from 2MASS and WISE to investigate the stellar content of the Magellanic Bridge. Catalogues were ...

  18. TorBricks: Blocking-Resistant Tor Bridge Distribution

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    Zamani, Mahdi; Saia, Jared; Crandall, Jedidiah

    2016-01-01

    Tor is currently the most popular network for anonymous Internet access. It critically relies on volunteer nodes called bridges for relaying Internet traffic when a user's ISP blocks connections to Tor. Unfortunately, current methods for distributing bridges are vulnerable to malicious users who obtain and block bridge addresses. In this paper, we propose TorBricks, a protocol for distributing Tor bridges to n users, even when an unknown number t < n of these users are controlled by a malicio...

  19. Building water bridges in air: Electrohydrodynamics of the Floating Water Bridge

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    Marin, Alvaro G.; Lohse, Detlef

    2010-01-01

    The interaction of electrical fields and liquids can lead to a phenomenon that defies intuition. Some famous examples can be found in electrohydrodynamics as Taylor cones, whipping jets, or noncoalescing drops. A less famous example is the floating water bridge: a slender thread of water held between two glass beakers in which a high voltage difference is applied. Surprisingly, the water bridge defies gravity even when the beakers are separated at distances up to 2 cm. In this paper, experime...

  20. Spectroscopic Studies of Bridge Contributions to Electronic Coupling in a Donor-Bridge-Acceptor Biradical System

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    Kirk, Martin L.; Shultz, David A.; Depperman, Ezra C.; Habel-Rodriguez, Diana; Schmidt, Robert D.

    2012-01-01

    Variable temperature electronic absorption and resonance Raman spectroscopies are used to probe the excited state electronic structure of TpCum,MeZn(SQ-Ph-NN) (1) – a donor-bridge-acceptor (D-B-A) biradical complex and a ground state analog of the charge-separated excited state formed in photoinduced electron transfer reactions. Strong ferromagnetic exchange coupling that is mediated by the para-phenylene bridge stabilizes the triplet ground state of this molecule. Detailed spectroscopic and ...

  1. 49 CFR 237.31 - Adoption of bridge management programs.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Adoption of bridge management programs. 237.31 Section 237.31 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to Transportation (Continued) FEDERAL RAILROAD... Adoption of bridge management programs. Each track owner shall adopt a bridge safety management program...

  2. Evaluating the life cycle environmental impact of short span bridges

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    Du, Guangli; Pettersson, Lars; Karoumi, Raid

    2016-01-01

    impact of the construction sector. Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a systematic method for assessing the environmental impact of products and systems, but its application in bridges is scarce. In Swede, most of the bridges are short spans and the type of concrete slab-frame bridge (CFB) accounts...

  3. Bridged Quaterphenyls as Flashlamp-Pumpable Laser Dyes

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    Kauffman, Joel M; Kelley, Charles J.; Ghiorghis, Alem; Neister, Edward; Armstrong, Lorne; Prause, Paul R.

    1987-01-01

    Partial bridging of the o,o′ positions of the aromatic rings in quaterphenyl gave superior flashlamp-pumpable laser dyes. Alkyl-substituted carbon bridges gave superior dyes to those containing oxygen or alkyl-substituted nitrogen or silicon bridges. Dyes lasing in the 365–390 nm region with improved energy output, lifetime and solubility were discovered.

  4. Suspension Bridge Flutter for Girder with Separate Control Flaps

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    Huynh, T.; Thoft-Christensen, Palle

    Active vibration control of long span suspension bridge flutter using separated control flaps (SFSC) has shown to increase effectively the critical wind speed of bridges. In this paper, an SFSC calculation based on modal equations of the vertical and torsional motions of the bridge girder includi...

  5. Influence of Bridge Structure Stiffness on the Dynamic Performance of High-Speed Train-Track-Bridge Coupled System%桥梁结构刚度对高速列车—轨道—桥梁耦合系统动力特性的影响

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    翟婉明; 王少林

    2012-01-01

    The dynamic performances of high-speed train-track bridge coupled system are significantly affected by the structure stiffness of bridge, which directly influences the running safety and ride comfort of a train on the bridge. Based on train-track-bridge dynamic interaction theory, the influences of structure stiffness of bridge on the dynamic responses of the coupled system were analyzed using the train-track-bridge dynamic simulation software TTBSIM2. 0, in which a simply supported bridge and double-block ballastless track both commonly used in high-speed railway were chosen to be the study object. Results show that when the stiffness of beam or the lateral stiffness of piers is insufficient, the major dynamic indexes of train and bridge increase dramatically with the decrease of the stiffness, and the running safety and the ride comfort of the train are deteriorated severely. In particular, the resonance of beam excited by passing train may occur if the vertical stiffness of beam is insufficient. When the structure stiffness of bridge satisfies the design code, the dynamic responses of train-bridge system vary little with the change of stiffness. The running speed and track irregularities become the main factors to influence the running safety and ride comfort of train.%桥梁结构刚度对高速列车—轨道—桥梁耦合系统的动力学特性具有重要的影响,直接关系到桥上列车的行车安全性和运行平稳性.基于列车—轨道—桥梁动力相互作用理论,以高速铁路常用的简支箱梁桥和双块式无砟轨道为研究对象,采用列车—轨道—桥梁动力学仿真通用软件TTBSIM2.0,研究桥梁结构刚度对高速列车—轨道—桥梁耦合系统动力性能的影响规律.结果表明:当桥梁梁体的刚度或者桥墩的横向刚度不足时,车辆和桥梁的相关动力性能指标将随着刚度的减少而急剧增大,严重影响列车过桥时的安全性和平稳性;当梁体垂向刚度不足

  6. Road Bridges and Culverts, Bridges layers located in GIS and Transportation database., Published in unknown, City of Roswell, GA.

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    NSGIC GIS Inventory (aka Ramona) — This Road Bridges and Culverts dataset as of unknown. It is described as 'Bridges layers located in GIS and Transportation database.'. Data by this publisher are...

  7. 三塔斜拉桥设计参数分析%Analysis of Design Parameters for Three-Pylon Cable-Stayed Bridge

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    杨庸; 雷俊卿

    2016-01-01

    To study the mechanical behavior of the three‐pylon cable‐stayed bridge structure , combined with the real design cases of three‐pylon composite girder cable‐stayed bridge projects , the finite element model of three‐pylon composite girder cable‐stayed bridge was established to car‐ry out parametric study on the effect of the measures taken ,such as to superimpose stay cables , install stay cables between pylons ,improve pylon stiffness and add auxiliary piers ,and the varia‐tion law of their load bearing behaviors is concluded .The results of the calculation demonstrate that the load bearing capacity of the intermediate pylon ,main girder and stay cables can be effec‐tively improved by adding superimposed cables ,stiffening cables between pylons and auxiliary piers to side spans ,and the pier‐top horizontal displacement and the mid‐span deflection of the main girder can also be reduced .T he pier‐top displacement can be reduced by enhancing the stiff‐ness of the intermediate pylon .The increase of the stiffness of side pylons has little influence on the structure .The increase of the height of the intermediate pylon is capable of improving the in‐ternal force of the pylons ,but accelerating the pier‐top displacement .T he results of the calculation can provide reference for the design of configuratiion of three‐pylon composite girder cable‐stayed bridge structure .%为研究三塔斜拉桥结构的力学行为特征,为三塔斜拉桥设计提供参考,结合三塔结合梁斜拉桥工程设计实例,建立三塔结合梁斜拉桥的有限元模型,对斜拉索重叠布置、塔间斜拉索、提高桥塔刚度及采用辅助墩等措施进行参数分析,总结其受力行为的变化规律。计算结果显示:设置重叠索、设置塔间加劲索、边跨设置辅助墩可有效改善中塔、主梁、斜拉索受力,减少塔顶水平位移值及跨中主梁挠度值;提高中塔刚度可以减少塔顶位

  8. Translating Climate Projections for Bridge Engineering

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    Anderson, C.; Takle, E. S.; Krajewski, W.; Mantilla, R.; Quintero, F.

    2015-12-01

    A bridge vulnerability pilot study was conducted by Iowa Department of Transportation (IADOT) as one of nineteen pilots supported by the Federal Highway Administration Climate Change Resilience Pilots. Our pilot study team consisted of the IADOT senior bridge engineer who is the preliminary design section leader as well as climate and hydrological scientists. The pilot project culminated in a visual graphic designed by the bridge engineer (Figure 1), and an evaluation framework for bridge engineering design. The framework has four stages. The first two stages evaluate the spatial and temporal resolution needed in climate projection data in order to be suitable for input to a hydrology model. The framework separates streamflow simulation error into errors from the streamflow model and from the coarseness of input weather data series. In the final two stages, the framework evaluates credibility of climate projection streamflow simulations. Using an empirically downscaled data set, projection streamflow is generated. Error is computed in two time frames: the training period of the empirical downscaling methodology, and an out-of-sample period. If large errors in projection streamflow were observed during the training period, it would indicate low accuracy and, therefore, low credibility. If large errors in streamflow were observed during the out-of-sample period, it would mean the approach may not include some causes of change and, therefore, the climate projections would have limited credibility for setting expectations for changes. We address uncertainty with confidence intervals on quantiles of streamflow discharge. The results show the 95% confidence intervals have significant overlap. Nevertheless, the use of confidence intervals enabled engineering judgement. In our discussions, we noted the consistency in direction of change across basins, though the flood mechanism was different across basins, and the high bound of bridge lifetime period quantiles exceeded

  9. PARAMETRIC STUDY OF SKEW ANGLE ON BOX GIRDER BRIDGE DECK

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    Shrikant D. Bobade *, Dr. Valsson Varghese

    2016-01-01

    Box girder bridge deck, is the most common type of bridges in world and India, it consists of several Slab or girders. The span in the direction of the roadway and connected across their tops and bottoms by a thin continuous structural stab, the longitudinal box girders can be made of steel or concrete. The Simple supported single span concrete bridge deck is presented in present study. Skewed bridges are suitable in highway design when the geometry of straight bridges is not possible. The sk...

  10. A modular steel freeway bridge: design concept and earthquake resistance.

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    Wattenburg, W H; McCallen, D B; Murray, R C

    1995-04-14

    A modular multilane steel freeway bridge has been constructed from surplus railroad flatcar decks. It can be erected on-site in a few days' time. It has been built and static-load tested for emergency freeway bridge repair. This inexpensive modular bridge may also have broad application around the world for low-cost bridges in areas where funds are limited. On the basis of static-load testing performed by the California Department of Transportation and computer dynamic analysis, this simple modular-design concept has the potential of providing a strong bridge that can withstand the severe aftershocks expected immediately after a major earthquake. PMID:17814794

  11. Renovation techniques for fatigue cracked orthotropic steel bridge decks

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    de Jong, F.B.P.

    2007-01-01

    This dissertation presents the research into renovation techniques for orthotropic steel bridge decks. These techniques are needed to solve fatigue problems in the decks of these bridges, as several fatigue cracks have been detected in the deck structure of these bridges the last decade. A well-known example of fatigue cracks are those observed in the deck plate of the Van Brienenoord bascule bridge in 1997, at that time a 7 year old bridge. The renovation techniques are part of a proposed ma...

  12. Running Safety of Trains under Vessel-Bridge Collision

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    Yongle Li; Jiangtao Deng; Bin Wang; Chuanjin Yu

    2015-01-01

    To optimize the sensor placement of the health monitoring system, the dynamic behavior of the train-bridge system subjected to vessel-collision should be studied in detail firstly. This study thus focuses on the characteristics of a train-bridge system under vessel-bridge collision. The process of the vessel-bridge collision is simulated numerically with a reliable finite element model (FEM). The dynamic responses of a single car and a train crossing a cable-stayed bridge are calculated. It i...

  13. Dynamic Vehicle Impact for Safety Assessment of Bridges

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    Kirkegaard, Poul Henning; Nielsen, Søren R. K.; Enevoldsen, I.

    In this paper the dynamic amplification of vehicle load at minor highway bridges is considered for safety assessment of the load carrying capacity of bridges. The considered case is the most critical for bridges, i.e. the simultaneous passage of two heavy trucks. A short description of the...... numerical modal parameters of the bridge are known, Only irregularities from imperfect expansion joints have been modelled as bumps at the entrance to the bridge. The results are obtained from a simulation study for different passage situations of the two heavy vehicles. Further, consequences for the safety...

  14. Cross-bridge model of muscle contraction. Quantitative analysis.

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    Eisenberg, E.; Hill, T L; Chen, Y.

    1980-01-01

    We recently presented, in a qualitative manner, a cross-bridge model of muscle contraction which was based on a biochemical kinetic cycle for the actomyosin ATPase activity. This cross-bridge model consisted of two cross-bridge states detached from actin and two cross-bridge states attached to actin. In the present paper, we attempt to fit this model quantitatively to both biochemical and physiological data. We find that the resulting complete cross-bridge model is able to account reasonably ...

  15. Excitation of Arch and Suspension Bridges by Subwires

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    Noriaki Hiwatashi

    1993-01-01

    Full Text Available A force generation method using a subwire for arch and suspension bridges is proposed. The subwire is connected to the arch or the cable of the bridge through rollers. The uniform force produced by pulling and releasing the pretensioned subwires acts on the bridge as an externalforce. A new device called “the resonance force generator” is also developed to excite the bridges by applying a small force. To verify the proposed concept, a stress ribbon bridge was excited with the resonance force generator.

  16. Excitation of Arch and Suspension Bridges by Subwires

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    Noriaki Hiwatashi; Yoji Mizuta; Yutaka Ishihara; Itio Hirai

    1993-01-01

    A force generation method using a subwire for arch and suspension bridges is proposed. The subwire is connected to the arch or the cable of the bridge through rollers. The uniform force produced by pulling and releasing the pretensioned subwires acts on the bridge as an externalforce. A new device called “the resonance force generator” is also developed to excite the bridges by applying a small force. To verify the proposed concept, a stress ribbon bridge was excited with the resonance force ...

  17. Violin Bridge Mobility Analysis under In-Plane Excitation

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    Cheng-Zhong Zhang; Guang-Ming Zhang; Bang-Yan Ye; Li-Dong Liang

    2013-01-01

    The vibration of a violin bridge is a dynamic contact vibration with two interfaces: strings-bridge, and bridge feet-top plate. In this paper, the mobility of an isolated bridge under in-plane excitation is explored using finite element modeling based on the contact vibration model. Numerical results show that the dynamic contact stiffness in the two contact interfaces has a great impact on the bridge mobility. A main resonance peak is observed in the frequency range of 2–3 kHz in the frequen...

  18. Traffic restrictions due to wind on the Fehmarn Belt bridge

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    Dellwik, E.; Mann, Jakob; Rosenhagen, G.

    2006-01-01

    same as used in this report and here the comparison is satisfactory. We estimate that the prospective Fehmarn Belt bridge will be closed roughly 2% of the timefor light roadway vehicles (unloaded trucks and caravans), corresponding to 7 days per year. This is slightly less than for the Fehmarnsund...... Bridge. For the Great Belt bridge the corresponding actual fraction is 1.5%, despite the fact that this bridge usesstricter criteria. The most important difference between the bridges in this connection is their orientation with respect to the prevailing wind direction. If all the large bridges (Øresund......, Great Belt and Fehmarn Belt) used the same criteria the FehmarnBelt bridge would be closed approximately twice as much as the two others. The majority of these restrictions are likely to take place in the winter time and can be significantly reduced with wind screens....

  19. Fatigue-Prone Details in Steel Bridges

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    Mohsen Heshmati

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper reviews the results of a comprehensive investigation including more than 100 fatigue damage cases, reported for steel and composite bridges. The damage cases are categorized according to types of detail. The mechanisms behind fatigue damage in each category are identified and studied. It was found that more than 90% of all reported damage cases are of deformation-induced type and generated by some kind of unintentional or otherwise overlooked interaction between different load-carrying members or systems in the bridge. Poor detailing, with unstiffened gaps and abrupt changes in stiffness at the connections between different members were also found to contribute to fatigue cracking in many details.

  20. Bridge condition assessment using D numbers.

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    Deng, Xinyang; Hu, Yong; Deng, Yong

    2014-01-01

    Bridge condition assessment is a complex problem influenced by many factors. The uncertain environment increases more its complexity. Due to the uncertainty in the process of assessment, one of the key problems is the representation of assessment results. Though there exists many methods that can deal with uncertain information, however, they have more or less deficiencies. In this paper, a new representation of uncertain information, called D numbers, is presented. It extends the Dempster-Shafer theory. By using D numbers, a new method is developed for the bridge condition assessment. Compared to these existing methods, the proposed method is simpler and more effective. An illustrative case is given to show the effectiveness of the new method. PMID:24696639

  1. Monitoring of Bridge Dynamics by Radar Interferometry

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    Imrich Lipták

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the possibilities of radar interferometry in dynamic deformationmonitoring of bridge structures. The technology is increasingly used for this purposethanks to high accuracy of realized measurements and possibility to measure deformationat multiple places of the monitored structure. High frequency of realized measurements (upto 200 Hz enables to determine the most of significant vibration modes of bridgedeformation. This technology is presented on real case study of the cycle bridge over theriver Morava near to Bratislava (Slovak republic. A spectral analysis of vibrationfrequencies is performed by discrete Fourier transformation. The evaluation of correctnessof the obtained deformation is performed by comparison of the results with accelerometerand total station measurements and FEM (Finite Element Method model of the structure.

  2. Tacoma Bridge Failure-- a Physical Model

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    Green, D; Green, Daniel; Unruh, William G.

    2004-01-01

    The cause of the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge has been a topic of much debate and confusion since the day it fell. Many mischaracterizations of the observed phenomena have limited the widespread understanding of the problem. Nevertheless, there has always been an abundance of evidence in favour of a negative damping model. Negative damping, or positive feedback, is responsible for many large amplitude oscillations observed in many applications. In this paper, we will explain some well-known examples of positive feedback. We will then present a feedback model, derived from fundamental physics, capable of explaining a number of features observed in the instabilities of many bridge decks. This model is supported by computational, experimental and historical data.

  3. Bridging the Divide between Science and Journalism

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    Marincola Francesco M; Van Eperen Laura; Strohm Jennifer

    2010-01-01

    Abstract There are countless reasons nearly every scientist should learn how to communicate effectively with the media, including increased understanding of critical research findings to attract or sustain funding and build new professional partnerships that will further propel forward research. But where do scientists begin? Bridging the Divide between Science and Journalism offers practical tips for any scientist looking to work with the media. Given the traditional and internet-based sourc...

  4. Fatigue-Prone Details in Steel Bridges

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    Mohsen Heshmati; Mohammad Al-Emrani; Reza Haghani

    2012-01-01

    This paper reviews the results of a comprehensive investigation including more than 100 fatigue damage cases, reported for steel and composite bridges. The damage cases are categorized according to types of detail. The mechanisms behind fatigue damage in each category are identified and studied. It was found that more than 90% of all reported damage cases are of deformation-induced type and generated by some kind of unintentional or otherwise overlooked interaction between different load-carr...

  5. Stability of suspension bridges in lateral wind

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    Malík, Josef

    Praha: Institute of Computer Science AS CR, 2014 - (Bílková, H.; Rozložník, M.; Tichý, P.), s. 74-77 ISBN 978-80-87136-16-4. [SNA ’14. Seminar on Numerical Analysis. Nymburk (CZ), 27.01.2014-31.01.2014] R&D Projects: GA MŠk ED2.1.00/03.0082 Institutional support: RVO:68145535 Keywords : stability * suspension bridges * torsional oscillations Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics

  6. Bridge Inspections and Being an ERC

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    Hoernschemeyer, Keith; Miller, Jessica

    2015-01-01

    This presentation will discuss recent changes to the County Bridge Inspection Program from the perspective of both the FHWA and INDOT. We will also discuss the responsibilities of the local public agency’s (LPA’s) employee in responsible charge (ERC) with respect to managing this program. As this course is a yearly requirement, all county ERCs are encouraged to attend. Pre-registering is strongly encouraged by e-mailing your contact information to .

  7. Does Myocardial Bridging Affect Coronary Hemodynamics?

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    Onur Sildiroglu; Ferhat Cuce; Zafer Isilak; Muzaffer Saglam; Mehmet Incedayi; Kemal Kara; Ersin Ozturk

    2013-01-01

    Objective. The aim of our study was to evaluate the relationship between a myocardial bridge (MB) and its effects over the coronary artery hemodynamics by using multislice computed tomography (MSCT). Material and Methods. A total of 412 patients examined with coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography were reviewed retrospectively for an MB of the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery. We evaluated the correlation between the depth of an MB and the degree of compression to the...

  8. Bridge Condition Assessment Using D Numbers

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    Xinyang Deng; Yong Hu; Yong Deng

    2014-01-01

    Bridge condition assessment is a complex problem influenced by many factors. The uncertain environment increases more its complexity. Due to the uncertainty in the process of assessment, one of the key problems is the representation of assessment results. Though there exists many methods that can deal with uncertain information, however, they have more or less deficiencies. In this paper, a new representation of uncertain information, called D numbers, is presented. It extends the Dempster-Sh...

  9. Ether bridge formation in loline alkaloid biosynthesis

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    Pan, Juan; Bhardwaj, Minakshi; Faulkner, Jerome R.; Nagabhyru, Padmaja; Charlton, Nikki D.; Higashi, Richard M.; Miller, Anne-Frances; Young, Carolyn A; Grossman, Robert B.; Schardl, Christopher L

    2013-01-01

    Lolines are potent insecticidal agents produced by endophytic fungi of cool-season grasses. These alkaloids are composed of a pyrrolizidine ring system and an uncommon ether bridge linking carbons 2 and 7. Previous results indicated that 1-aminopyrrolizidine was a pathway intermediate. We used RNA interference to knock down expression of lolO, resulting in the accumulation of a novel alkaloid identified as exo-1-acetamidopyrrolizidine based on high-resolution MS and NMR. Genomes of endophytes...

  10. Weakly prudent self-avoiding bridges

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    Bacher, Axel; Beaton, Nicholas,

    2014-01-01

    We define and enumerate a new class of self-avoiding walks on the square lattice, which we call \\emphweakly prudent bridges. Their definition is inspired by two previously-considered classes of self-avoiding walks, and can be viewed as a combination of those two models. We consider several methods for recursively generating these objects, each with its own advantages and disadvantages, and use these methods to solve the generating function, obtain very long series, and randomly generate walks...

  11. Legendrian framings for two-bridge links

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    Baader, Sebastian

    2009-01-01

    We define the Thurston-Bennequin polytope of a two-component link as the convex hull of all pairs of integers that arise as framings of a Legendrian representative. The main result of this paper is a description of the Thurston-Bennequin polytope for two-bridge links. As an application, we construct non-quasipositive surfaces in $\\R^3$ all whose sub-annuli are quasipositive.

  12. Bridging the Gap: Linking Simulation and Testing

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    Krajewski, Paul E.; Carsley, John; Stoudt, Mark R.; Hovanski, Yuri

    2012-09-01

    The Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) which is a key enabler for the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, announced in 2011 by U.S. President Barack Obama, was established to accelerate the development and deployment of advanced materials. The MGI is driven by the need to "bridge the gap" between (I) experimental results and computational analysis to enable the rapid development and validation of new mateirals, and (II) the processes required to convert these materials into useable goods.

  13. Monitoring of Bridge Dynamics by Radar Interferometry

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    Imrich Lipták; Ján Erdélyi; Peter Kyrinovič; Alojz Kopáčik

    2014-01-01

    The paper presents the possibilities of radar interferometry in dynamic deformationmonitoring of bridge structures. The technology is increasingly used for this purposethanks to high accuracy of realized measurements and possibility to measure deformationat multiple places of the monitored structure. High frequency of realized measurements (upto 200 Hz) enables to determine the most of significant vibration modes of bridgedeformation. This technology is presented on real case study of the cyc...

  14. Torsional asymmetry in suspension bridge systems

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    Malík, Josef

    2015-01-01

    Roč. 60, č. 6 (2015), s. 677-701. ISSN 0862-7940 R&D Projects: GA MŠk ED2.1.00/03.0082 Institutional support: RVO:68145535 Keywords : suspension bridge * Hamilton principle * vertical and torsional oscillation * uniqueness * existence Subject RIV: BA - General Mathematics Impact factor: 0.400, year: 2014 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10492-015-0117-3

  15. Influence of Icing on Bridge Cable Aerodynamics

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    Koss, Holger; Frej Henningsen, Jesper; Olsen, Idar

    2013-01-01

    determination of these force coefficients require a proper simulation of the ice layer occurring under the specific climatic conditions, favouring real ice accretion over simplified artificial reproduction. The work presented in this paper was performed to study the influence of ice accretion on the aerodynamic...... forces of different bridge cables types. The experiments were conducted in a wind tunnel facility capable amongst others to simulate incloud icing conditions....

  16. Influence of vehicles on bridge aeroelastic stability

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    Buljac, Andrija; Pospíšil, Stanislav; Kozmar, H.; Kuznetsov, Sergeii; Král, Radomil

    Rijeka: Grafika Helvetica, 2015 - (Kožar, I.; Bićanić, N.; Jelenić, G.; Čanadija, M.), s. 17-17 ISBN 9789537539214. [International Congress of Croatian Society of Mechanics /8./. Opatija (HR), 29.09.2015-02.10.2015] R&D Projects: GA MŠk(CZ) LO1219 Keywords : wind * vehicles * bridge * aeroelastic stability Subject RIV: JM - Building Engineering

  17. Liquid bridge simulations with OpenFOAM

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    Guirao Aguilar, Guillermo

    2011-01-01

    Any liquid-gas interface being under a temperature gradient is subject to a thermocapillary flow generated by the differences in the surface tension. In the particular case of liquid bridges, this flow can evolve into a oscillatory or travelling flow known as hydrothermal wave. This works aims to achieve a better understanding of the formation of this kind of flow by means of computational fluid dynamics techniques using a specific software package. For that, a simplified model of the liquid ...

  18. Bridging environmental mixtures and toxic effects

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    Allan, Sarah E.; Smith, Brian W.; Tanguay, Robert L.; Anderson, Kim A.

    2012-01-01

    BRIDGES is a bioanalytical tool that combines passive sampling with the embryonic zebrafish developmental toxicity bioassay to provide a quantitative measure of the toxicity of bioavailable complex mixtures. Passive sampling devices (PSDs), which sequester and concentrate bioavailable organic contaminants from the environment, were deployed in the Willamette and Columbia Rivers within and outside of the Portland Harbor Superfund site in Portland, Oregon. Six sampling events were conducted in ...

  19. Bridge concrete deteriorating diagnosis by infrared thermography

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    Shibata, Hiroki; Fukuyama, Nobuhiro; Sakuma, Joji; Mochizuki, Jun; Kimura, Yukinori

    2006-04-01

    Bridge is indispensable as social overhead capital. In the past, concrete construction was believed to be semi-permanent. Actually, however, concrete is deteriorated by various factors including seawater damage, annual temperature change, etc. Therefore, it is now obvious that maintenance and management are essential to keep performance of the bridge. In Japan, we had many reports of using infrared thermography for diagnosis of building, mainly for delamination of tile and mortar used for surface of the building for more than 10 years. In recent years, infrared thermogrephy is more actively used for delamination of surface of the bridge. Passive method is usually used for open-air concrete structure diagnosis, which utilizes intraday environmental temperature change and/or radiation energy emitted from the sun which create delta-T of delamination portion of the concrete structure. It is very important to take thermal image at right conditions. Otherwise, you may easily fall onto false diagnosis. In our presentation, many case examples and study of thermal data will be shown, which are taken at the right condition.

  20. Smart semiconductor bridge (SCB) igniter for explosives

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    Bickes, R. W., Jr.

    We have developed a silicon semiconductor bridge (SCB) igniter which, when driven with a low-energy current pulse, produces a plasma discharge that ignites explosive materials pressed against the bridge. Our experiments have demonstrated that SCB explosive devices function in a few tens of microseconds at one-tenth the input energy of hot-wire devices. Despite the low input energies for ignition, tests have revealed SCB devices to be explosively safe, passing electrostatic discharge (ESD) requirements and no-fire current levels. In fact, SCB devices have better no-fire characteristics than hot-wire devices, because of the intimate bridge contact with the underlying thermally conductive substrate. We have tested several different prototype explosive devices including pyrotechnic actuators, secondary explosive deflagration-to-detonation detonators and a primary explosive detonator. In addition, we have tested SCB actuators with breadboarded smart firing sets that will fire the SCB actuators only after transmission of a digital code, after a preset delay, or in a preprogrammed sequence. We have also tested an optical system that requires only a single fiber optic cable connecting the SCB device to a low power laser that both energizes the firing set and transmits a coded firing signal.

  1. Building water bridges in air: Electrohydrodynamics of the Floating Water Bridge

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    Marin, Alvaro G

    2010-01-01

    The interaction of electrical fields and liquids can lead to phenomena that defies intuition. Some famous examples can be found in Electrohydrodynamics as Taylor cones, whipping jets or non-coalescing drops. A less famous example is the Floating Water Bridge: a slender thread of water held between two glass beakers in which a high voltage difference is applied. Surprisingly, the water bridge defies gravity even when the beakers are separated at distances up to 2 cm. In the presentation, experimental measurements and simple models are proposed and discussed for the stability of the bridge and the source of the flow, revealing an important role of polarization forces on the stability of the water bridge. On the other hand, the observed flow can only be explained due to the non negligible free charge present in the surface. In this sense, the Floating Water Bridge can be considered as an extreme case of a leaky dielectric liquid (J. R. Melcher and G. I. Taylor, Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech., 1:111, 1969).

  2. SMART BRIDGE: A tool for estimating the military load classification of bridges using varying levels of information

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    Van Groningen, C.N.; Paddock, R.A.

    1997-03-01

    A major consideration in planning and executing military deployments is determining the routes available for moving troops and equipment. Part of this planning ensures that all of the bridges along the routes can support the specialized equipment needed. Because few trained and experienced bridge analysts are available, and automated tool is required to help military engineers and planners quickly and accurately determine the capacity, or the military load classification, of bridges. However, because detailed information about each bridge may not always be available, the tool also needs to include alternative methods for estimating bridge capacities. SMART BRIDGE, developed by Argonne National Laboratory, provides this capacity. The tool consists of a collection of modules that interact with each other to accommodate various bridge types, analytical techniques, and database functions. 5 refs., 6 figs., 2 tabs.

  3. Eeffect of the height of pier on horizontal seismic responses of aqueduct structure%槽墩高度对渡槽结构水平地震响应的影响

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    李正农; 周振纲; 朱旭鹏

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to study the influence of the height of pier on the dynamic characteristics and horizontal seismic responses of rectangular aqueduct structure.A finite element method is developed for solving the horizontal seismic responses of aqueduct with fluid-structure coupling and pile-soil-structure interaction in this paper.Analysis is carried out by using this finite element model and the results are in good agreement with the pseudo-dynamic principle testing data.The proposed finite element method is verified.On this base,the rectangular aqueduct structures with different heights of piers are studied by using this method.Results show that the fundamental frequency of aqueduct structure model is significantly changed with the increase of the height of pier,however,the difference of high-order frequencies is not evident.In addition,under the excitation of E1 Centro earthquake ground motion and TAR earthquake ground motion,these is a decreasing trend of the maximum seismic responses of the key parts of aqueduct structure with the increase of the height of pier,especially for the E1 Centro earthquake ground.motion.Under the excitation of artificial earthquake ground motion,these is a certain fluctuation in the seismic responses of aqueduct structures with high piers,however,in general,the dynamic responses of low piers are larger.%为了研究槽墩高度对矩形渡槽结构系统的动力特性及水平地震动力响应的影响,本文采用Housner流-固耦合模型,提出了一种用于土-桩-渡槽-水体系统的有限元分析方法.以渡槽结构原理性拟动力试验结果为依据,对拟动力试验进行了有限元仿真计算,验证了本文所给出的计算模型的合理性.在此基础上,重点对不同槽墩高度的矩形渡槽结构系统进行了计算研究,结果表明:渡槽结构的基频随槽墩高变化显著,而其高阶模态频率则变化不大.在E1 Centro波及TAR波输入时,随着槽墩高的增大,渡槽

  4. TEST RESEARCH ON PIER HPC RESISTING CONTRACTION CRACK AND CHLORINE CORRISON%桥墩抗裂抗腐高性能混凝土试验研究

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    刘斌云; 张胜; 李凯; 程博

    2011-01-01

    Aim to make clear how to make up high performance concrete which can resist the destroy effect of chlorine corrosion and thermo-shrink which are arised to ice-melt salts and cement hydrating heat in north area under winter,several testing on pier-block concrete are carried in this paper. The test results reveals that the anti-thermo-cracking and anti-corrosion concrete can be made up by applying a proper ratio of cement and other additional material,and a modified cement is suitable for making this kind of HPC concrete.%针对北方寒冷地区易受海水或化冰盐侵蚀的桥墩块体混凝土进行配合比试验研究.根据试验分析在不同水胶比中掺人不同组分的矿渣与粉煤灰时混凝土的强度、抗氯盐侵蚀能力及抗裂性能的变化情况.结果表明,混凝土抗裂及抗氯离子侵蚀性能可通过改变胶凝材料中掺合料的比例实现,而采用中热水泥并掺人一定比例的磨细矿渣和粉煤灰,可配制出强度等级满足混凝土规范要求、抗氯离子侵蚀能力强的高性能混凝土.

  5. The Internet Inter-Orb Protocol Security Bridge

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    Pawel Slowikowski

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we present a security bridge for the Internet protocol of interoperability amongst CORBA objects and the Internet inter-ORB Protocol (IIOP. The bridge helps in making accessible objects in the Internet and makes possible the access control to them. The bridge was realized in the popular request broker the Visigenic's VisiBroker under Windows 95/NT and Solaris 2.X operating systems. We describe two ways of locating the bridge in the request broker. The first means uses one name domain of broker and is not transparent for client. The second one uses two name domains and provides objects protection on the level of the Naming Service and is transparent lor the client. We also describe the variant ofthe second means with using GateKeeper server to support IIOP tunneling within HTTP. We emphasize the importance of a firewall, cooperating with a bridge. which is required for the purpose of providing object protection. The paper presents an original conception of security managing, basing on the ideas of users, groups and resources defined using the standard terms of CORBA, IIOP and TCP/IP, that allows to control positively and negatively the access to classes (interfaces, objects and also to their individual methods. This conception was effectively implemented in a functioning bridge. Further chapters describe the foundations and some details of the bridge implementation sueli as the use ofthe Interface Repository, cache memory application, thread synchronization and the way of synchronization of the configuration applet with the bridge's objects. We discuss the influence of these solutions on the efficiency ofthe bridge and its source code portability. We also present the general structure of the component objects ofthe bridge with a scheme. ln the next part we characterize the implementation foundations ofthe bridge manager, realized as an applet in Java, with the stress on the possibility of the bridge configuration through the

  6. Bridges analysis, design, structural health monitoring, and rehabilitation

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    Bakht, Baidar

    2015-01-01

    This book offers a valuable guide for practicing bridge engineers and graduate students in structural engineering; its main purpose is to present the latest concepts in bridge engineering in fairly easy-to-follow terms. The book provides details of easy-to-use computer programs for: ·      Analysing slab-on-girder bridges for live load distribution. ·      Analysing slab and other solid bridge components for live load distribution. ·      Analysing and designing concrete deck slab overhangs of girder bridges under vehicular loads. ·      Determining the failure loads of concrete deck slabs of girder bridges under concentrated wheel loads. In addition, the book includes extensive chapters dealing with the design of wood bridges and soil-steel bridges. Further, a unique chapter on structural health monitoring (SHM) will help bridge engineers determine the actual load carrying capacities of bridges, as opposed to their perceived analytical capacities. The chapter addressing structures...

  7. Field Tests and Simulation of Lion-Head River Bridge

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    Yao-Min Fang

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Lion-Head River Bridge is a twin bridge in parallel position. The east-bounded was designed and constructed as a traditional prestress concrete box girder bridge with pot bearings; and the west-bounded was installed with seismic isolation devices of lead rubber bearings. The behavior of the isolated bridge is compared with that of the traditional bridge through several field tests including the ambient vibration test, the force vibration test induced by shakers, the free vibration test induced by a push and fast release system, and the truck test. The bridges suffered from various extents of damage due to the Chi-Chi and the Chi-I earthquakes of great strength during the construction and had been retrofitted. The damage was reflected by the change of the bridges' natural frequencies obtained from the ambient vibration tests. The models of the two bridges are simulated by the finite element method based on the original design drawings. Soil-structure interaction was also scrutinized in this study. The simulation was then modified based on the results from the field tests. Dynamic parameters of bridges are identified and compared with those from theoretical simulation. The efficiency is also verified to be better for an isolated bridge.

  8. Disulfide Bridges: Bringing Together Frustrated Structure in a Bioactive Peptide.

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    Zhang, Yi; Schulten, Klaus; Gruebele, Martin; Bansal, Paramjit S; Wilson, David; Daly, Norelle L

    2016-04-26

    Disulfide bridges are commonly found covalent bonds that are usually believed to maintain structural stability of proteins. Here, we investigate the influence of disulfide bridges on protein dynamics through molecular dynamics simulations on the cysteine-rich trypsin inhibitor MCoTI-II with three disulfide bridges. Correlation analysis of the reduced cyclic peptide shows that two of the three disulfide distances (Cys(11)-Cys(23) and Cys(17)-Cys(29)) are anticorrelated within ∼1 μs of bridge formation or dissolution: when the peptide is in nativelike structures and one of the distances shortens to allow bond formation, the other tends to lengthen. Simulations over longer timescales, when the denatured state is less structured, do not show the anticorrelation. We propose that the native state contains structural elements that frustrate one another's folding, and that the two bridges are critical for snapping the frustrated native structure into place. In contrast, the Cys(4)-Cys(21) bridge is predicted to form together with either of the other two bridges. Indeed, experimental chromatography and nuclear magnetic resonance data show that an engineered peptide with the Cys(4)-Cys(21) bridge deleted can still fold into its near-native structure even in its noncyclic form, confirming the lesser role of the Cys(4)-Cys(21) bridge. The results highlight the importance of disulfide bridges in a small bioactive peptide to bring together frustrated structure in addition to maintaining protein structural stability. PMID:27119635

  9. Construction and control technology of the main bridge superstructure of Sutong Bridge

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    Zhang Hong; Luo Chenbin; Zhang Yongtao; You Xinpeng

    2009-01-01

    The Sutong Yangtze River Bridge (short as Sutong Bridge) is now the largest span cable-stayed bridge in the world. The construction of the superstructure of the middle bridge covered several stages including erection of the big block girders for the side span, assistant span and tower area, erection of standard girders and closure of the middle span. The big block girders were hoisted by a floating crane, and the standard girders were hoisted by a double crane system on the deck. The pushing assistant method was adopted for the middle span closure construction. Furthermore, key technologies and innovative methods used in the processes of girder erection and cable assemblage in all stages were expatiated systematically. An all-stage self- adaptive geometry control method was used in the construction process. By accurately controlling the unstressed dimensions and shape of all structural components in each step, and realization that the control system and the controlled system adapt to each other, the goal was to make control of the final line shape and inner force of the bridge structure achievable. Two solutions, including GPS based and total station based dynamic geometry monitoring systems, were used to resolve the measure problem under the wide-range of wind-induced vibrations in the long cantilever state. Finally, research on the wind-induced vibration of the superstructure during the construction period was executed. Buffeting response analysis to the longest single and double cantilever states were carried out. The analysis and evaluation of wind resistance safety of the main girders under the longest single cantilever state was made, and corresponding wind resistance measures were suggested. The as-built geometric error and cable force error were controlled in a required design range, and this whole technological achievement can be a benchmark for construction of other large span cable-stayed bridges in the future.

  10. Civil and environmental engineering faculty members to serve as principal investigators on bridge project

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    Daniilidi, Christina

    2009-01-01

    Is there a doctor in the house to check on this bridge? A bridge is like a living organism. It requires frequent health check-ups and maintenance, and its lifespan is 50 years on the average. With limited resources and an aging bridge population, bridge owners need reliable information on bridge health in order to manage their bridge inventory efficiently and economically. Although the tragic bridge collapse in Minneapolis in the summer of 2007 was not attributed to poor maintenance, everyone...

  11. Investigation of Aerodynamic Interference of Double Deck Bridges

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    Sitek, M. A. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Energy Systems Division. Transportation Research and Analysis Computing Center (TRACC); Bojanowski, C. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Energy Systems Division. Transportation Research and Analysis Computing Center (TRACC); Lottes, S. A. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Energy Systems Division. Transportation Research and Analysis Computing Center (TRACC)

    2016-05-01

    Construction of a twin bridge can be a cost effective and minimally disruptive way to increase capacity when an existing bridge is not near the end of its service life. With ever growing vehicular traffic, when demand approaches the capacity of many existing roads and bridges. Remodeling a structure with an insufficient number of lanes can be a good solution in case of smaller and less busy bridges. Closing down or reducing traffic on crossings of greater importance for the construction period, however, can result in major delays and revenue loss for commerce and transportation as well as increasing the traffic load on alternate route bridges. Multiple-deck bridges may be the answer to this issue. A parallel deck can be built next to the existing one, without reducing the flow. Additionally, a new bridge can be designed as a twin or multi-deck structure. Several such structures have been built throughout the United States, among them: - The New NY Bridge Project - the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing, - SR-182 Columbia River Bridge, - The Thaddeus Kosciusko Bridge (I-87), - The Allegheny River Bridge, Pennsylvania, which carries I76, - Fred Hartman Bridge, TX, see Figure 1.2. With a growing number of double deck bridges, additional, more detailed, studies on the interaction of such bridge pairs in windy conditions appears appropriate. Aerodynamic interference effects should be examined to assure the aerodynamic stability of both bridges. There are many studies on aerodynamic response of single deck bridges, but the literature on double-deck structures is not extensive. The experimental results from wind tunnels are still limited in number, as a parametric study is required, they can be very time consuming. Literature review shows that some investigation of the effects of gap-width and angle of wind incidence has been done. Most of the CFD computational studies that have been done were limited to 2D simulations. Therefore, it is desirable to investigate twin decks

  12. Development of a nondestructive evaluation method for FRP bridge decks

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    Brown, Jeff; Fox, Terra

    2010-05-01

    Open steel grids are typically used on bridges to minimize the weight of the bridge deck and wearing surface. These grids, however, require frequent maintenance and exhibit other durability concerns related to fatigue cracking and corrosion. Bridge decks constructed from composite materials, such as a Fiber-reinforced Polymer (FRP), are strong and lightweight; they also offer improved rideability, reduced noise levels, less maintenance, and are relatively easy to install compared to steel grids. This research is aimed at developing an inspection protocol for FRP bridge decks using Infrared thermography. The finite element method was used to simulate the heat transfer process and determine optimal heating and data acquisition parameters that will be used to inspect FRP bridge decks in the field. It was demonstrated that thermal imaging could successfully identify features of the FRP bridge deck to depths of 1.7 cm using a phase analysis process.

  13. Detection of Subsurface Defects in Concrete Bridge Deck Joints

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    Wonchang Choi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: The integrity of deck joints in highway bridges plays a major role to determine overall performance of bridge system. As the bridge maintenance program, the defects in deck joints have historically been detected by conventional non-destructive testing and evaluation methods such as visual inspection, chain-dragging and by the detecting sounds under the traffic. Future bridge maintenance challenges will demand the development of techniques and procedures to detect and monitor such defects before they become apparent. Approach: Two non-destructive methods; namely Ground Penetration Radar (GPR and Seismic Properties Analyzer (SPA were employed to assess the integrity of deck joins installed in North Carolina bridges. Results: The results obtained with the GPR and SPA allows to quantify the subsurface defects in bridge deck joints. Conclusion: The practical application and limitations of each method are discussed in this study.

  14. Future Trends in Reliability-Based Bridge Management

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    Thoft-Christensen, Palle

    Future bridge management systems will be based on simple stochastic models predicting the residual strength of structural elements. The current deterministic management systems are not effective in optimizing e.g. the life cycle cost of a bridge or a system of bridges. A number of important facto...... are so uncertain that they cannot be modelled satisfactorily by deterministic techniques. In recent years several researchers have studied stochastic modelling of e.g. deterioration, inspection, reliability, and repair but real applications are only reported in a few cases.......Future bridge management systems will be based on simple stochastic models predicting the residual strength of structural elements. The current deterministic management systems are not effective in optimizing e.g. the life cycle cost of a bridge or a system of bridges. A number of important factors...

  15. Wind Tunnel Experiments with Active Control of Bridge Section Model

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    Hansen, Henriette I.; Thoft-Christensen, Palle

    This paper describes results of wind tunnel experiments with a bridge section model where movable flaps are integrated in the bridge girder so each flap is the streamlined part of the edge of the girder. This active control flap system is patented by COWIconsult and may be used to increase the...... flutter wind velocity for future ultra-long span suspension bridges. The purpose of the wind tunnel experiments is to investigate the principle to use this active flap control system. The bridge section model used in the experiments is therefore not a model of a specific bridge but it is realistic...... compared with a real bridge. Five flap configurations are investigated during the wind tunnel experiments and depending on the actual flap configuration it is possible to decrease or increase the flutter wind velocity for the model....

  16. Commutation Processes in Multiresonant ZVS Bridge Converter

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    Miroslaw Luft

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The analysis of the multiresonant ZVS DC/DC bridge converter is presented. The control system of the converter is basedon the method of frequency control at the constant time of transistor turn-off with a phase shift. The operation of the circuit is givenand the operating range of the converter is defined where ZVS switching operation is assured. Control characteristics are given andthe converter’s efficiency is defined. The circuit’s operation is analysed on the basis of results of the converter simulation tests using Simplorer programme.

  17. Bridge connection of quantum Hall elementary devices

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    Callegaro, Luca

    2013-01-01

    Multiple-series and multiple-parallel connections of quantum Hall elementary devices allow the realization of multiple or fractional values of the quantized Hall resistance, rejecting the effect of contact and wiring resistances. We introduce here the multiple-bridge connection, which maintains the properties of multiple-series and parallel connections and allows more freedom in the choice of the topology of networks composed of quantum Hall elements, and the design of more efficient quantum Hall array resistance standards (and other devices). As an example, a 5-element network is analyzed in detail.

  18. Research on Cascaded H-bridge SVG

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    Yannan Yu; Rongfeng Yang; Jichi Yan; Chang Qu

    2014-01-01

    Due to the sharp increase of the non-linear loads, the power quality lagged behind the need for an adequate power system. With a fast response, low loss, low output harmonic current, SVG has become the mainstream of dynamic reactive power compensation devices. The paper introduces a multilevel cascaded H-bridge SVG, featured with DSP+FPGA dual-core control unit and fault-tolerant redundant system, which will enhance the reliability and dynamic response, reduce the switching loss and equipment...

  19. Semiconductor bridge, SCB, ignition of energetic materials

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    Bickes, R.W.; Grubelich, M.D.; Harris, S.M.; Merson, J.A.; Tarbell, W.W.

    1997-04-01

    Sandia National Laboratories` semiconductor bridge, SCB, is now being used for the ignition or initiation of a wide variety of exeoergic materials. Applications of this new technology arose because of a need at the system level to provide light weight, small volume and low energy explosive assemblies. Conventional bridgewire devices could not meet the stringent size, weight and energy requirements of our customers. We present an overview of SCB technology and the ignition characteristics for a number of energetic materials including primary and secondary explosives, pyrotechnics, thermites and intermetallics. We provide examples of systems designed to meet the modern requirements that sophisticated systems must satisfy in today`s market environments.

  20. Comparison of Temperature Loadings of Bridge Girders

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    J. Římal

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper compares the effect of temperature changes on the superstructure of bridges, above all the effect of non-uniform temperature. Loadings according to standards ESN 73 6203, ENV 1991-1-5 and DIN 1072 are compared here. The paper shows a short summary of temperature loading according to each standard and shows the comparison of bending moments arisen from these temperature loadings on superstructure made from continuous girder from a steel-concrete box girder with a composite concrete slab. With respect to a variety of design processes, the comparison is made without any coefficient of loading, combination or material. 

  1. Why the Water Bridge does not collapse

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    Aerov, Artem Anatolievich

    2010-01-01

    In 2007 an interesting phenomenon was discovered: a thread of water, the so-called water bridge (WB), can hang between two glass beakers filled with deionized water if voltage is applied to them. We analyze the available explanations of the WB stability and propose a completely different one: the force that supports the WB is the surface tension of water and the role of electric field is not to allow the WB to reduce its surface energy by means of breaking into separate drops.

  2. Fatigue Performance of Bridge Deck Pavement Materials

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    WU Shaopeng; ZHANG Guang; HAN Jun; LIU Gang; ZHOU Jie

    2009-01-01

    Three beam samplesof bridge deck pavementwere prepared, with gradationtypes of AC-13, and AC-16 and combined AC-13+AC-16. Four-point bending test was adopted to investigate the fatigue performance of these beam samples. The experimental results indicate that the initial bending stiffness is related to the type of beam sample and testing temperature. Fatigue life of these samples decreases as the increase of the controlled strain level. The AC-13 beam sample exhibits better fatigue resistance and bigger limiting bending strain at the given strain level and temperature. Com-pared with single beam sample, the fatigue performance of combining beam sample is relatively poor.

  3. Salt bridge as a gatekeeper against partial unfolding.

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    Hinzman, Mark W; Essex, Morgan E; Park, Chiwook

    2016-05-01

    Salt bridges are frequently observed in protein structures. Because the energetic contribution of salt bridges is strongly dependent on the environmental context, salt bridges are believed to contribute to the structural specificity rather than the stability. To test the role of salt bridges in enhancing structural specificity, we investigated the contribution of a salt bridge to the energetics of native-state partial unfolding in a cysteine-free version of Escherichia coli ribonuclease H (RNase H*). Thermolysin cleaves a protruding loop of RNase H(*) through transient partial unfolding under native conditions. Lys86 and Asp108 in RNase H(*) form a partially buried salt bridge that tethers the protruding loop. Investigation of the global stability of K86Q/D108N RNase H(*) showed that the salt bridge does not significantly contribute to the global stability. However, K86Q/D108N RNase H(*) is greatly more susceptible to proteolysis by thermolysin than wild-type RNase H(*) is. The free energy for partial unfolding determined by native-state proteolysis indicates that the salt bridge significantly increases the energy for partial unfolding by destabilizing the partially unfolded form. Double mutant cycles with single and double mutations of the salt bridge suggest that the partially unfolded form is destabilized due to a significant decrease in the interaction energy between Lys86 and Asp108 upon partial unfolding. This study demonstrates that, even in the case that a salt bridge does not contribute to the global stability, the salt bridge may function as a gatekeeper against partial unfolding that disturbs the optimal geometry of the salt bridge. PMID:26916981

  4. Life-Cycle Management Strategy on Steel Girders in Bridges

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    So, Kevin K. L.; Moe M. S. Cheung; Zhang, Eric X. Q.

    2012-01-01

    The major problems affecting the service life of bridges are related to various factors such as fatigue-sensitive details, increased service loads, corrosion deterioration, and the lack of proper maintenance. Among them, corrosion deterioration and fatigue damages of structures particularly to steel girder bridges are the most common ones. Bridges of different structural forms, at different locations or under different climates, may suffer from various degrees of deterioration. Steel girders ...

  5. Refined fatigue assessment of an existing steel bridge

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    Leander, John; Karoumi, Raid

    2015-01-01

    This paper treats the fatigue assessment of existing steel bridges for road traffic. It is focused on the estimation of the load effect. The deterministic assessment methods suggested in governing codes are reviewed and a comparison is performed against a reliability-based assessment. The latter method enables a consideration of reduced uncertainties from measurements of the real load effect. The Vårby Bridge in Sweden, a steel–concrete composite bridge south of Stockholm, is used as a case s...

  6. An innovative steel-concrete joint for integral abutment bridges

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    Bruno Briseghella; Tobia Zordan

    2015-01-01

    Integral abutment bridges are becoming rather common, due to the durability problems of bearings and expansion joints. At the same time, among short- and medium-span bridges, multi-beam steel-concrete composite deck with hot-rolled girder is an economical and interesting alternative to traditional pre-stressed concrete solutions. The two concepts can be linked together to design integral steel-concrete composite bridges with the benefits of two typologies. The most critical aspect for these b...

  7. Force generated by actomyosin contraction builds bridges between adhesive contacts

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    Rossier, Olivier M.; Gauthier, Nils; Biais, Nicolas; Vonnegut, Wynn; Fardin, Marc-Antoine; Avigan, Philip; Heller, Evan R; Mathur, Anurag; Ghassemi, Saba; Koeckert, Michael S; Hone, James C.; Sheetz, Michael P.

    2010-01-01

    Extracellular matrices in vivo are heterogeneous structures containing gaps that cells bridge with an actomyosin network. To understand the basis of bridging, we plated cells on surfaces patterned with fibronectin (FN)-coated stripes separated by non-adhesive regions. Bridges developed large tensions where concave cell edges were anchored to FN by adhesion sites. Actomyosin complexes assembled near those sites (both actin and myosin filaments) and moved towards the centre of the non-adhesive ...

  8. Jointless and Smoother Bridges: Behavior and Design of Piles

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    Frosch, Robert J; Chovichien, Voraniti; Durbin, Katrinna; Fedroff, David

    2006-01-01

    Integral abutment bridges have been used in the United States for decades. By eliminating expensive expansion joints, the piles supporting the end bent accommodate the total thermal movement of the bridge. Currently, integral bridges are designed based upon experience, and a rational design specification has not been developed. Furthermore, the interaction of the abutment, pile, and soil remains uncertain. A better understanding regarding the behavior of this system is needed. The objective o...

  9. PREVALENCE OF MYOCARDIAL BRIDGING BY CORONARY ANGIOGRAM: ANALYSIS AND SIGNIFICANCE

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    Prabhas Ranjan; Debasish; Divia Paul

    2015-01-01

    Out of nine hundred and eighty seven (987) coronary angiogram reports , in the present study we analysed the prevalence and distribution of bridging segments. The co - relation of these tunnelled segments with diseased and non - diseased coronary arteries and cardiac dominance were also assessed. Myocardial bridging was exclusively confined to LAD predominantly in the midsegmentG of nondiseased arteries in right dominant circulation. Although bridging provides...

  10. Abnormal ventricular repolarisation in association with myocardial bridging.

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    J.W. DEAN; Mills, P G

    1994-01-01

    Myocardial bridging causing systolic compression of epicardial coronary arteries may be an incidental finding at coronary arteriography. Bridging rarely causes myocardial ischaemia. A young man presented with chest pain and striking abnormalities of ventricular repolarisation that initially were treated as myocardial infarction. At cardiac catheterisation the coronary arteries were normal apart from the presence of a myocardial bridge affecting a major diagonal branch of the left anterior des...

  11. Project of industrial hall with a bridge crane

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    Ambrožič, Klemen

    2014-01-01

    In graduation thesis design of steel industrial hall with a bridge crane is performed. The first chapter contains technical report of the structure. Followed by the second chapter, which analyzes bridge crane and crane track. The influences of bridge crane are determined. These influences are considered for design of the crane track, fatigue check and displacements of the crane supporting structure. Fatigue check contains basic detail. The third chapter contains analysis of the hall supportin...

  12. THE MODERN DECISIONS ABOUT CONSTRUCTIONS OF BRIDGE FLOOR

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    I. D. Sakharova

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available The paper is dealt with the changes introduced into the code of regulations «Bridges and pipes» developed as alternative to SNiP 2.05.03-84* related to the bridge floor of bridge structures: the possibility of refusing sidewalks, the change in road and sidewalk cross falls, the building of road pavement structures with the placement of asphalt concrete coating over waterproofing, and the drainage system construction.

  13. Post-earthquake Traffic Capacity of Modern Bridges in California

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    Terzic, Vesna

    2009-01-01

    Evaluation of the post-earthquake capacity of a bridge to carry self-weight and traffic loads is essential for a safe and timely re-opening of the bridge after an earthquake. Although modern highway bridges in California designed using the Caltrans Seismic Design Criteria are expected to maintain at minimum a gravity load-carrying capacity during both frequent and extreme seismic events, as of now, there are no validated, quantitative guidelines for estimating the remaining load carrying capa...

  14. Experiences with a two terminal-pair digital impedance bridge

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    Callegaro, Luca; D'Elia, Vincenzo; Kampik, Marian; Kim, Dan Bee; Ortolano, Massimo; Pourdanesh, Faranak

    2014-01-01

    This paper describes the realization of a two terminal-pair digital impedance bridge and the test measurements performed with it. The bridge, with a very simple architecture, is based on a commercial two-channel digital signal synthesizer and a synchronous detector. The bridge can perform comparisons between impedances having arbitrary phase and magnitude ratio: its balance is achieved automatically in less than a minute. $R$-$C$ comparisons with calibrated standards, at kHz frequency and 100...

  15. Optical fiber sensor methods for nondestructive evaluation of bridges

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    Garrett, Tracey Lynette

    1995-01-01

    This report defines a present problem with U.S. bridges and suggests several reasons for bridge infrastructure deterioration and degradation, such as traffic overload, expired life cycles, environmental and operational conditions, and budget cuts. The most commonly used nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods for determining the health of bridge infrastructure are summarized and compared. Advantages and disadvantages of each NDE technique are provided, and the lack of an adequa...

  16. Using satellites to monitor Severn Bridge structure, UK

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    Roberts, GW; Brown, CJ; Tang, X; Ogundipe, O

    2015-01-01

    The Severn Bridge is a large UK suspension bridge. In 2010, a series of field surveys was commissioned to monitor the magnitude and frequencies of the bridge’s movements, through attaching nine dual-frequency survey grade global navigation satellite system receivers on the bridge and two reference satellite receivers adjacent to the structure. The satellite antenna locations and configuration allow the movements of the north cable to be analysed at four locations, as well as the differential ...

  17. The number of capillary bridges in a wet granular medium

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    Geromichalos, Dimitrios; Kohonen, Mika M.; Scheel, Mario; Herminghaus, Stephan

    2003-01-01

    We observed the appearance of capillary bridges in a granular medium consisting of glass beads after adding small amounts of liquid. We found the initial bridge formation depending on the bead roughness. Furthermore we obtained a statistics for the average number of bridges for randomly packed beads in dependence of the liquid content and were able to find an explanation therefore based on recent models and former experimental data.

  18. Radial equilibrium lengths of actomyosin cross-bridges in muscle.

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    Brenner, B; Xu, S.; Chalovich, J. M.; Yu, L C

    1996-01-01

    Radial equilibrium lengths of the weakly attached, force-generating, and rigor cross-bridges are determined by recording their resistance to osmotic compression. Radial equilibrium length is the surface-to-surface distance between myosin and actin filaments at which attached cross-bridges are, on average, radially undistorted. We previously proposed that differences in the radial equilibrium length represent differences in the structure of the actomyosin cross-bridge. Until now the radial equ...

  19. Impact of Seismic Vulnerability on Bridge Management Systems

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    Yue, Yanchao

    2011-01-01

    Motivated by the potential vulnerability of their road infrastructure, many national authorities and local Departments of Transportation are incorporating seismic risk assessment in their management systems. This Dissertation aims to develop methods and tools for seismic risk analysis that can be used in a Bridge Management System (BMS); helping bridge owners to assess the costs of repair, retrofit and replacement of the bridges under their responsibility. More specifically, these tools a...

  20. Electron Transfer rate between a electrode and a bridged redox

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    Cruz, A. V. B.; Mishra, A. K.; Schmickler, W.

    2009-01-01

    We derive an explict bias dependent expression for electron transfer reaction rate from a solvated redox to a electrode through a bridged molecule of arbitrary length. The interaction of the solvated redox with the solvent is modelled as a classical harmonic oscillator bath. The effect of competing process, namely resonance tunneling between redox and bridge and the solvation of the redox is investigated. Plots were produced for the case of 5 atom bridge. Our analysis shows that for certain s...