Justification of the development and application of express assessment programs for road bridges when heavy vehicles pass through them

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The theoretical prerequisites for justifying the development of two rapid assessment programs for road bridges to quickly determine the possibility of passing heavy vehicles on road bridge structures of a split and non-split system, made of wood, metal, steel-reinforced concrete, reinforced concrete with stressed and non-stressed reinforcement, according to the measured angle of rotation of their support sections, taking into account their actual operational condition, are presented. The programs implemented an experimental and analytical method for assessing the technical condition of road bridges for reliability. The features, conditions of application, positive and negative aspects of each version of the program are revealed. The creation of two variants of programs is due to, on the one hand, the need to ensure the safety of the driver of the vehicle and the bridge structure, and on the other hand, the need to guarantee the possibility of safe passage of heavy vehicles, both under the conditions of the load-bearing capacity of superstructures and the load-bearing capacity of road bridge supports, taking into account their actual operational condition. Both developed calculation programs were implemented by using a personal computer and certificates of state registration of computer programs were obtained. The developed programs will be used as part of the modernized IR-AM measuring complex.

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Evgeny A. Lugovtsev

Military Training and Research Center of Land Forces “Combined Arms Academy of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation”

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Email: Lugovea@mail.ru
SPIN-code: 8843-6213

Ph.D., Associate Professor, doctoral student of the Department of Roads, Bridges and Crossings

4 Devich'ego Polya Proezd, Moscow, 119121, Russian Federation


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