Long Term Deformation Control of Long-Span Pre-Stressed Concrete Continuous Rigid Frame Bridge with Ballastless Track
Aiming to Ronggui Bridge (RGB) on Guangzhou-Zhuhai Intercity Rapid Rail Transit (GZIRRT), long term deformation control of long-span pre-stressed concrete continuous rigid frame bridge with ballastless track was studied. Comparing with the non-controlled deformation, extend track laying six months later after bridge construction, reserve 48 post-tensioned cables in middle spans and tension 12 external tendons after tracking laying were all effective in decreasing the long term deformation of RGB with individual application. Taking bridge construction and railway service in consideration, applying the foregoing three measures in combination, deformation of RGB 20 years later after track laying was effectively controlled within 12.8mm in the side spans and 21.9mm in the middle spans, which is less than the deformation limitation of bridges with ballastless track. The combined measure has been adopted in the actual construction of RGB.
J. A. Cao et al., "Long Term Deformation Control of Long-Span Pre-Stressed Concrete Continuous Rigid Frame Bridge with Ballastless Track", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 1515-1519, 2011