Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Predicting the capacity of the Ruytenschildt Bridge

Last December, a study day was organized on the topic of the proofloading of the Ruytenschildt bridge in Friesland, in which I participated. As my interest is the ultimate limit state capacity of reinforced concrete slab bridges, I was involved in predicting the maximum load necessary to cause the collapse of the bridge. The analysis of the results of the testing is still work in progress, but the prediction calculations were something that could be shown to the audience in December. Unfortunately, I was in Ecuador at the time, so my supervisor presented the work. You can find the slides of the presentation below.

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