Safety Evaluation of a Bridge Using Round Piles Connected Laterally to Each Other

원형강 파일이 횡방향 상호 연결된 가설교량의 안전성 평가

  • Published : 2006.04.30

Abstract

The substructure of temporary bridges used during the construction period of main bridges needs to be simple and strong at the same time so that it doesn't block running water. When the water flow is hindered by sub-structure of the bridges, as it happens when H beams with bracing are used, either the water floods or the bridge gets damaged. Therefore, using round beams for the substructure and connect them together is a preventive choice considering the intensive raining in the summer. The bridges using round beams for the substructure have also benefited by fast construction because of fewer bracing and in-situ welding. Because the round-pile-connecting method is relatively new, the safety evaluation of the constructed bridge is an essential procedure before being used in the field. The field evaluation of a bridge including the vehicle loading test and moving load analysis has been conducted and the results showed the safety requirement is satisfied.

Keywords

safety evaluation;substructure;round piles

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