Statistical analyses of weigh-in-motion data for bridge live load development

Chan, T.H.T. & Miao, T.J. (2011) Statistical analyses of weigh-in-motion data for bridge live load development. In 11th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, 2-4 August 2011, Zurich, Switzerland.

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This paper discusses the statistical analyses used to derive bridge live loads models for Hong Kong from a 10-year weigh-in-motion (WIM) data. The statistical concepts required and the terminologies adopted in the development of bridge live load models are introduced. This paper includes studies for representative vehicles from the large amount of WIM data in Hong Kong. Different load affecting parameters such as gross vehicle weights, axle weights, axle spacings, average daily number of trucks etc are first analyzed by various stochastic processes in order to obtain the mathematical distributions of these parameters. As a prerequisite to determine accurate bridge design loadings in Hong Kong, this study not only takes advantages of code formulation methods used internationally but also presents a new method for modelling collected WIM data using a statistical approach.

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ID Code: 43449
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Bridge Loadings, Weigh-in-Motion, Monte Carlo Simulation, Statistical Models, Maximum Likelihood Estimation
Subjects: 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 2011 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 21 Jul 2011 01:36
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2011 01:36

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