Vol.15, No.4, 2021, pp.299-316, doi:10.32604/sdhm.2021.017526
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Fatigue Performance of Orthotropic Steel Decks in Super-Wide Steel Box Girder Considering Transverse Distribution of Vehicle Load
  • Xudong Wang1,2, Changqing Miao1,2,*, Mao Yang1,2, Youliang Ding1,2
1 Key Laboratory of Concrete and Prestressed Concrete Structures of Ministry of Education, Southeast University, Nanjing, 211189, China
2 School of Civil Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, 211189, China
* Corresponding Author: Changqing Miao. Email:
Received 17 May 2021; Accepted 09 September 2021; Issue published 23 November 2021
Abstract
This study presents an investigation on the fatigue analysis of four types of details on orthotropic steel decks (OSDs) for a cable-stayed super-wide steel box girder bridge based on finite-element analysis (FEA) with vehicle transverse distribution model (VTDM). A high-fidelity 3D FE model verified by the static load test is established to satisfy the fatigue analysis accuracy. The stress behavior of super-wide steel box girders under the vehicle load at different lane locations is investigated. Then, considering the effect of VTDM, the fatigue life analysis of four typical details is performed using the Miner cumulative damage rule. The results show that the vehicle transverse location has a great influence on the stress behavior of details with sharp influence surface, and the stress ranges in the outermost lane are larger than those in other lanes, indicating that the details of OSD in the outermost lane are prone to fatigue. The fatigue life analysis indicates that the diaphragm cutout is more prone to fatigue than other details, which should be carefully treated in bridge maintenance.
Keywords
Orthotropic steel deck; steel box girder; fatigue life; vehicle transverse distribution model; finite element analysis
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Wang, X., Miao, C., Yang, M., Ding, Y. (2021). Fatigue Performance of Orthotropic Steel Decks in Super-Wide Steel Box Girder Considering Transverse Distribution of Vehicle Load. Structural Durability & Health Monitoring, 15(4), 299–316.
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