Sener, Kadir Can; Washeleski, Teresa L.; and Connor, Robert, "Development of Load Rating Procedures for Railroad Flatcars for Use as Highway Bridges Based on Experimental and Numerical Studies - Phase III Final Report" (2015). Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Technical Reports. Paper 8.
Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program
Purdue University School of Civil Engineering
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bridge rehabilitation, retired railroad flatcar, bridge superstructure, load rating guidelines, railroad flatcar bridge, RRFC, level of system redundancy
This report presents the result of finite element analysis of laboratory testing of a railroad flatcar bridge in which several parameters were varied including the spacing between flatcars, load position, and member relative stiffness. The results were used to improve previously proposed load rating guidelines developed for railroad flatcar bridges constructed with composite concrete decks.