Condition assessment of Balla Balla River Bridge in Western Australia

Yong Xia, Hong Hao, Andrew J. Deeks

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Abstract

Balla Balla River Bridge in the Pilbara region of WA was selected for condition assessment, with particular attention to be paid to the condition of the shear connectors. Application of local and global vibration methods to a scaled model found that the local vibration approach can detect the artificial damage successfully and consistently by directly comparing vibration responses of the RC slab and girders. A two-day field test on the bridge was carried out, and dynamic properties were extracted. Through both local and global approaches, it was found that the girders are in good condition, slabs are deteriorated and some shear connectors are more flexible than expected.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Mechanics of Structures and Materials - Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, ACMSM19
Pages937-942
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event19th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, ACMSM19 - Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 29 Nov 20061 Dec 2006

Conference

Conference19th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, ACMSM19
CountryNew Zealand
CityChristchurch
Period29/11/061/12/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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