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Fatigue cracking in modular expansion joints

C. W. Roeder

Fatigue cracking in modular expansion joints

by C. W. Roeder

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Published by Washington State Dept. of Transportation, Available through the National Technical Information Service in [Olympia, Wash.], [Springfield, VA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bridges -- Washington (State) -- Floors -- Joints.,
  • Bridges -- Washington (State) -- Maintenance and repair.,
  • Expansion joints.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Charles W. Roeder.
    ContributionsWashington (State). Dept. of Transportation., Washington State Transportation Center., Washington State Transportation Commission.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 53 p. :
    Number of Pages53
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14695105M

    of expansion joints every 23 ft – 2 in. ( m) but the actual expansion joint spacing is set at 24 ft ( m) to match the structural column spacing or a specific modular dimension. Vertical expansion joint spacing should not exceed 25 ft ( m) in brickwork without g: Fatigue cracking.   This causes a temperature gradient around the pipe causing the pipe to curl and introduce additional displacements into expansion joints. Hot walled piping requires the use of specific design details to achieve reliability. For example, pad reinforcement typically results in cracking around the pad fillet welds over time.

    Series modular joints use a set of strip seals locked into centre beams and edge beams to allow for greater deck movement than traditional joints. The centre beams are fitted with welded stirrups, in which the support bars slide with the help of low-. THE ROLE OF MODULAR BRIDGE EXPANSION JOINT VIBRATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE EMISSIONS AND JOINT FATIGUE FAILURE Eric J. Ancich(1), Stephen C. Brown(2) and Gordon J. Chirgwin(1) (1) Bridge Technology Section, Roads & Traffic Authority of NSW, PO Box Blacktown, Australia (2) Richard Heggie Associates Pty Ltd, PO Box Lane Cove, Australia.

    An expansion joint or movement joint is an assembly designed to hold parts together while safely absorbing temperature-induced expansion and contraction of building materials, and vibration, or to allow movement due to ground settlement or seismic activity. They are commonly found between sections of buildings, bridges, sidewalks, railway tracks, piping systems, ships, and other g: Fatigue cracking.   A viewer was concerned about an apparent crack in the flyover bridge on Interstate 15 and Spring Mountain Road. Modular Expansion Joint - English language - Duration:


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Fatigue cracking in modular expansion joints by C. W. Roeder Download PDF EPUB FB2

Fatigue Cracking in Modular Expansion Joints. Publication URL: Full Document (pdf 1, KB) Modular expansion joints are commonly used on bridges with potential movements larger than approximately 5 inches.

Single support bar modular systems with 48 inches of movement capability were used for the third Lake Washington Floating Bridge. Within Fatigue Cracking in Modular Expansion Joints. Author. Charles W. Roeder. Subject. Beams, Bridges, Cracking, Dynamic loads, Expansion joints, Finite element method, Floating structures, Guides to the literature, Literature reviews, Modular structures, Pontoon.

Title: Fatigue Cracking in Modular Expansion Joints Created Date: 7/26/ AM. Fatigue Cracking in Modular Bridge Expansion Joints CHARLES W. ROEDER, MARK HILDAHL, AND JOHN A. VAN LUND Single support bar modular expansion joints with mm of move­ ment capability were used at each end of the Third Lake Washington Bridge.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Dexter, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), Fatigue design of modular bridge expansion joints. Washington, D.C.: National. ABSTRACT: Fatigue performance of bridge expansion joints, a critical consideration in their selection and use, is discussed in relation to the most versatile Sustainable Bridge Structures book.

Proceedings of the 8th New York City Bridge Conference, August,New York City, USA. AASHTO fatigue testing of modular expansion. Several premature fatigue failures of modular bridge expansion joints have occurred in Europe and the United States.

The principal causes of such failures have been poor detailing (for instance. This paper presents results of an experimental investigation Fatigue cracking in modular expansion joints book the fatigue performance of the welded multiple support bar modular bridge expansion joint (MBEJ) used for the recent Jacques Cartier Bridge rehabilitation in Montreal.

Three identical subassemblies of the modular joint system were tested in fatigue. Modular expansion joints have been used on bridges with movements in excess of one meter, but fatigue cracking has been observed on many of these joints 1, 2, 3, and the cracking has significantly reduced the fatigue life of the expansion joint system.

This paper will provide an overview of the fatigue damage noted on one particular bridge, and a summary of the analysis performed to examine the fatigue cracking. of crack-tip shielding behind the tip (e.g., crack closure and bridging), which impede it.

The widely differing nature of these mechanisms in ductile and brittle materials and their specific dependence upon the alternating and maximum driving forces (e.g., 1Kand Kmax) provide a useful distinction of the process of fatigue-crack.

systematic study of the modular bridge expansion joints (Dexter et al,).Roeder et al studied fatigue cracking in modular expansion joints.(Roeder et al,).

The damage of expansion joints not only poses a threat to the state of serviceability after the earthquake, but also affects the overall aseismic behavior of bridge. TECHSTAR // Modular ExpansIon JoInts 2 s IntroductIon Modular ExpansIon JoInt systEM The Modular Expansion Joint System (MEJS) is a mechanical device installed in bridge expansion joint openings.

The primary function of the MEJS is to permit vehicle traffic to travel smoothly across large expansion joint openings.

It does this by dividing the Missing: Fatigue cracking. Experimental and analytical research was performed to develop performance-based specifications and commentary for the fatigue design of modular bridge expansion joints (MBEJ). Field testing was conducted on MBEJ installed at four different locations to measure static load distribution and the dynamic response of MBEJ to truck loads.

no cracks D 0 to +15 points D Modified 40%. • “Fatigue Design and Testing of Modular Bridge Expansion Joint Final Report”, Lehigh University, April, • “Fatigue Testing of Four Seal Single Support Bar Modular Bridge Expansion Joint System”, Lehigh University, April, Watson Bowman Acme Corp.

95 Pineview Drive. Modular expansion joints are structures that are submitted to severe fatigue load conditions. This may lead to unexpected premature damage of the structure which, besides the economic cost of repair, may limit the regular service of the g: Fatigue cracking.

D.S. Brown Steelflex ® Modular Expansion Joint Systems have gained overwhelming worldwide acceptance for accommodating and sealing large joint movements on bridge structures.

By incorporating the results of recent research activities, each joint system is designed to provide watertight, fatigue resistant, long-term, maintenance-free performance. Modular bridge expansion joints are subjected to more load cycles than other superstructure elements, but the load types, magnitudes and fatigue-stress ranges that are applied to these joints are.

25m in front of the expansion joint. Both noise-measuring devices were located m above and 1m beside the edge of the carriageway. Fig. 1: Vehicle, 80 km/h Fig.1 shows the differences of the noise levels of each 3 measurements for 4 different design types of expansion joints.

In comparison to this we then display the modular expansion joints. Modular Bridge Expansion Joint, Proc. 6th World Congress on Joints, Bearings, and Seismic Systems for Concrete Structures, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Ancich E.J. and Bhavnagri V. Fatigue Comparison of Modular Bridge Expansion Joints Using Multiple Bridge Design Code Approaches, th. Although, fatigue failure is common in this type of components, after a long time of service; However, the results of this research demonstrate that the movements and vibrations in the heat exchanger, in combination with the expansion joint installation by fillet welding in the overlapping sleeve and misalignment of the joint, are able to.

The total cost of the LVM joints was 1 percent of the final bridge cost. The Washington State Department of Transportation required a 5-year guarantee for the LVM joints. These are the largest modular bridge expansion joints in the United States to be tested and designed for fatigue.Fatigue tests were carried out with newly designed fatigue testing machine.

It used a motor with eccentric mass to vibrate the specimens. Fatigue crack initiation and propagation behavior were specifically monitored, of which the information can be used for periodic inspection of the joints.

Despite their general acceptance and use, detailed fatigue testing and design guidelines well suited for these joints are still not well documented. This has been the main impetus for carrying out this experimental and analytical investigation on the fatigue performance of a single-support bar modular bridge expansion joint with welded stirrups.