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1.1 General background
1.2 Aims and Scope
1.3 Limitations
1.4 Structure of the thesis
2.1 Literature review
2.1.1 Steel-concrete composite bridges
2.2.3 Equivalent Steel Section and sectional parameters
2.2.4 Construction stage
2.2.5 Ultimate Limit State for the final bridge
2.2.6 Fatigue
2.3 Dynamic analysis
2.3.1 Dynamic phenomena
2.3.2 Resonance
2.3.3 Natural frequencies
2.3.4 Dynamic amplification factor
2.3.5 Determining whether a dynamic analysis is required
2.3.6 Loading and traffic speeds to consider
2.3.7 Structural behaviour of a bridge
2.4. DECISIVE PARAMETERS IN STATIC AND DYNAMIC ANALYSIS
2.4 Decisive parameters in static and dynamic analysis
2.4.1 Material properties
2.4.2 Damping
2.4.3 Mass of the bridge
2.4.4 Stiffness of the bridge
2.5 Dynamic controls
2.5.1 Traffic safety and passenger comfort
2.5.2 Controls of maximum vertical acceleration
2.5.3 Controls of maximum vertical displacement
2.5.4 Controls of maximum end rotation
2.6 Ballastless tracks
2.6.1 Ballastless track systems
2.6.2 Advantages and disadvantages
2.6.3 Ballastless tracks on bridges
2.7. NUMERICAL METHODS
2.7 Numerical Methods
Description of the case study bridge: The Banafjäl Bridge
3.1 The Bothnia Line (Botniabanan)
3.2 The Banafjäl Bridge
3.3. SIMPLIFIED MODEL CONSIDERED
3.3 Simplified model considered
Static calculations
4.1 Loads and load combinations
4.2. VALIDATION OF THE MODEL
4.2 Validation of the model
4.3 Results of the ballasted alternative
4.4 Results of the ballastless alternative
4.5 Comparison between the two alternatives
Dynamic controls
5.1 Convergence study
5.1.1 Sampling frequency
5.1.2 Element length
5.2 Ballasted track designs
5.2.1 Real Design
5.2.2 Ballasted track design from the static calculation
5.3 Ballastless track designs
5.3.1 Real design with the ballast removed
5.3.2 Ballastless track design from the static calculations
5.4 Parametric survey
5.4.1 Total mass of the bridge
5.4.2 Stiffness of the bridge
5.4.3 Critical damping
5.4.4 Summary
5.5 Designs fulfilling the dynamic criteria
5.5.1 Ballasted track design, increasing of mass and stiffness
5.5.2 Ballastless track design, increasing of mass and stiffness
5.5.3 Comparison between the two final designs
5.5.4 Light mass coupled with a high stiffness
Conclusions and further research
6.1 Conclusions
6.1.1 Static design
6.1.2 Dynamic design
6.2 Further Research
Bibliography
A.1.1 Input code: StageIICalc
A.1.2 Functions used
A.2 Stage IV:A
A.2.1 Input Code: StageIVA
A.2.2 Functions used
A.3. STAGE VI
A.3 Stage VI
A.3.1 Input code: FatigueVI
A.3.2 Functions used
A.4 Description of the functions created
Dynamic codes and results
B.1 Input codes
B.1.1 Evaluation of the mass
B.1.2 Input code for SOLVIA03
B.2 Additional results
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Simply supported composite railway bridge: a comparison of ballasted and ballastless track alternatives

Simply supported composite railway bridge: a comparison of ballasted and ballastless track alternatives

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Simply supported composite
railway bridge: a comparison
of ballasted and ballastless
track alternatives
Simply supported composite
railway bridge: a comparison
of ballasted and ballastless
track alternatives

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Published by: deathes on Apr 08, 2013
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