Study on Reliability Evaluation Method of Existing CFST Arch Bridge
Based on reliability theory, the application calculation method of Concrete Filled Steel Tube (CFST) arch bridge system reliability index is studied. Select the most unfavorable load distribution in working condition of maximum moment and deflection at the mid-span, from the angle of strain energy, calculated the weights of CFST arch ribs component. On the basis of the grading standards of reliability assessment of the existing bridge components and the critical structures, CFST arch bridge system reliability assessment grading standards are constructed. CFST arch bridges reliability index are evaluated from two aspects (the arch ribs and segment) in this article. As the CFST arch bridge locates in the marine environment, corrosion environment is the serious level of C5-M, steel pipe corrosion is the major diseases of CFST, arch rib which on the corrosion conditions were assessed. The results show that the method can effectively assess the situation of CFST arch bridge.
Chunliang Zhang and Paul P. Lin
Y. S. Zou et al., "Study on Reliability Evaluation Method of Existing CFST Arch Bridge", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 226-228, pp. 1679-1682, 2012