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Multi-Scale Reliability and Serviceability Assessment of In-Service Long-Span Bridges by Mohammad Noori, Naiwei Lu

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CHAPTER 3

FIRST-PASSAGE PROBABILITY OF THE DEFLECTION OF A CABLE-STAYED BRIDGE UNDER LONG-TERM SITE-SPECIFIC TRAFFIC LOADING

3.1 INTRODUCTION

The rapid growth of global economy has posed a steady traffic growth in both the volume and the gross vehicle weight (GVW) over recent decades. Overweight trucks have become a main cause of reducing the service life or even collapses of existing bridges [1]. In comparison to short- and medium-span bridges, long-span bridges suffer from higher traffic loads and the simultaneous presence of multiple vehicles [2]. In addition, the heavy traffic load, and the steady traffic growth may pose an additional threat to the safety and serviceability of long-span bridges. In general, a native design specification of ...

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