KEM 2009 DOI: 10.4028/ View full text
Chung Sheng Wang, Ya Cheng Feng, Lan Duan

Abstract: Since the first application of steel orthotropic deck in bridges, engineers have shown great interest in the popularization of steel decks, based on their various advantages like light-weight, high capacity and so on. However, because of their complex configurations, repeated loading, and stress concentration, many details of steel orthotropic bridge decks are fatigue-sensitive. Recently, considerable increase in traffic volume and wheel loads has caused a number of fatigue cracks in steel orthotropic bridge d…

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