Open Access Dissertation
Date of Award
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Christopher D. Eamon
The first objectives of this research are to propose a simplified procedure to reduce the vehicle dataset need to be considered for load rating of bridge superstructures. The second objective is to explore the effectiveness of Reliability Based Design Optimization (RBDO) to develop a State-specific rating load model for a set of bridge superstructures. Finally, an alternative novel approach to develop rating models as effective as an ideal RBDO solution is proposed. The proposed solutions can substantially reduce the computational effort while not compromising the level of accuracy.
Siavashi, Sasan, "Optimal Assessment Of Weigh-In-Motion Data For Structural Reliability Based Rating Of Bridge Superstructures" (2019). Wayne State University Dissertations. 2225.