TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 721: Fatigue Evaluation of Steel Bridges provides proposed revisions to Section 7—Fatigue Evaluation of Steel Bridges of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Manual for Bridge Evaluation with detailed examples of the application of the proposed revisions.
Appendixes A-D to NCHRP Report 721 are only available electronically. The appendices, which are in one electronic document, are as follows:
• Appendix B - AASHTO Fatigue Truck Validation Analysis Results
• Appendix C - Tack Weld Tests
• Appendix D - Distortion Induced Fatigue Tests
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2012. Fatigue Evaluation of Steel Bridges. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/22774.
|Chapter 1 - Background||5-6|
|Chapter 2 - Research Approach||7-23|
|Chapter 3 - Findings and Applications||24-60|
|Chapter 4 - Conclusions||61-63|
|Appendices A through D||65-65|
|Appendix E - Proposed Section 7 of MBE||66-99|
|Appendix F - Fatigue Examples||100-116|
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