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Robust design of bridges : robustness analysis of Sjölundaviadukt bridge

Björnsson, Ìvar LU (2010) In TVBK VBK920 20092
Civil Engineering (M.Sc.Eng.)
Division of Structural Engingeering
Abstract
Robustness of structural systems is as yet not explicitly defined nor is there a clearly defined method for incorporating robustness in design/construction. Robustness can be simply defined as the ability of a structural system to survive unforeseen/extraordinary exposures or
circumstances that would otherwise cause it to fail. The structure must have enough residual capacity during and after the event to maintain at least some of its intended function intact.
The level of robustness of a structure has to be analyzed in terms of the causes and consequences of failure; i.e. the consequences of structural damages should not be disproportional to the original cause (see 2.1 (3) of EN 1990:2002). This master thesis deals
with the... (More)
Robustness of structural systems is as yet not explicitly defined nor is there a clearly defined method for incorporating robustness in design/construction. Robustness can be simply defined as the ability of a structural system to survive unforeseen/extraordinary exposures or
circumstances that would otherwise cause it to fail. The structure must have enough residual capacity during and after the event to maintain at least some of its intended function intact.
The level of robustness of a structure has to be analyzed in terms of the causes and consequences of failure; i.e. the consequences of structural damages should not be disproportional to the original cause (see 2.1 (3) of EN 1990:2002). This master thesis deals
with the robustness of bridge structures. It examines common circumstances of failure and investigates methods and strategies towards incorporating structural robustness into the design of bridges. A robustness analysis is conducted for the Sjölundaviadukten Bridge; a 5-span
post-tensioned frame bridge in Malmö. (Less)
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author
Björnsson, Ìvar LU
supervisor
organization
course
VBK920 20092
year
type
H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
keywords
bridges, collapse, robustness, design, strategies, accidental circumstances, train derailment, probabilistic methods, failure progression
publication/series
TVBK
report number
TVBK-5179
ISSN
0349-4969
language
English
id
3358815
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2013-01-10 14:42:34
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2013-01-10 14:42:34
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  abstract     = {Robustness of structural systems is as yet not explicitly defined nor is there a clearly defined method for incorporating robustness in design/construction. Robustness can be simply defined as the ability of a structural system to survive unforeseen/extraordinary exposures or 
circumstances that would otherwise cause it to fail. The structure must have enough residual capacity during and after the event to maintain at least some of its intended function intact. 
The level of robustness of a structure has to be analyzed in terms of the causes and consequences of failure; i.e. the consequences of structural damages should not be disproportional to the original cause (see 2.1 (3) of EN 1990:2002). This master thesis deals 
with the robustness of bridge structures. It examines common circumstances of failure and investigates methods and strategies towards incorporating structural robustness into the design of bridges. A robustness analysis is conducted for the Sjölundaviadukten Bridge; a 5-span 
post-tensioned frame bridge in Malmö.},
  author       = {Björnsson, Ìvar},
  issn         = {0349-4969},
  keyword      = {bridges,collapse,robustness,design,strategies,accidental circumstances,train derailment,probabilistic methods,failure progression},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {TVBK},
  title        = {Robust design of bridges : robustness analysis of Sjölundaviadukt bridge},
  year         = {2010},
}