A Study on Highway Live Load for Hong Kong

Miao, T.J. & Chan, Tommy H.T. (2000) A Study on Highway Live Load for Hong Kong. In Ko, J.M. & Xu, Y.L. (Eds.) Journal of Sound and Vibration, Elsevier, Hong Kong, pp. 577-584.


Traffic live load models are developed for highway bridges in Hong Kong. The load models are based on the available data obtained from various Weigh-in-Motion stations installed in Hong Kong. The important parameters that affect the formulation of a loading model are identified and considered one by one. The statistical distributions of these parameters are investigated using several stochastic processes. The results obtained illustrate that the distributions of Hong Kong traffic vehicles are of three basic distributions, namely Inverse Gaussian, Lognormal and Gamma distributions. Maximum load is calculated by simulating various simply supportcd span momcnts and shears caused by extreme daily truck traffic. The highway live models for bridge designs in Hong Kong are then derived. Extreme l20-ycar loads are determined by the statistieal analysis of 10 years records in Hong Kong. Multiple presence effect is considered in dual lane traffic. The reliability indices for bridges designed using the proposed live load are also calculated.

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ID Code: 12834
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Highway Bridges, Live Load, Statistical Distributions, Truck Loads, Multiplc Presence, Reliability Indices
ISBN: 0080437923
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Structural Engineering (090506)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 Elsevier
Deposited On: 05 Mar 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 16:08

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