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Topic Title: Advice Needed - Modelling Fatigue on Rail Bridges
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Created On: 08 August 2013 11:58 PM
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 08 August 2013 11:58 PM
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CelticHeathen

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Hi there,

I am currently working on a Uni project about the failure of a well-known bridge in the USA which was used for rail transportation for 50yrs. I want to estimate the extent of cyclical fatigue incurred, by modelling a typical train moving over the bridge, but wondered if anyone can offer insight on how to obtain best results?

Methods considered thus far:

I was going to use analysis such as Euler buckling eqn. and perhaps illustrate results through a Fatigue Calculator, as well as draw up a bending moment diagram.

Thank you very much in advance for any advice offered.
 19 August 2013 11:49 PM
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CelticHeathen

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Can anyone help?
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