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Load testing of a steel beam bridge using acoustic strain gauges
Author(s): Wayne Clendennen
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a load test performed on a bridge that has a deflected steel I-beam. The test was conducted using acoustic strain gauges. Results from the test were used to evaluate the extent of composite action between the deck and the beams thereby eliminating speculation in the load rating analysis of the structure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3400, Structural Materials Technology III: An NDT Conference, (31 March 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.300120
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Wayne Clendennen, Texas Dept. of Transportation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3400:
Structural Materials Technology III: An NDT Conference
Ronald D. Medlock; David C. Laffrey, Editor(s)

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