Instrumentation and monitoring of large-span culvert built under a railway, in Finland

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    Large span soil-steel culverts are rarely used in Finland as vehicular under-passes. The large span and low soil cover height together with high traffic loads place high demands on the construction of culvert backfills. Traffic-induced stress changes and the fatigue resistance of the plates play a major role in the endurance of a culvert. According to design calculations, the most critical section of the culvert is the crown. For this reason, the focus of this project is on the assessment of the structural behaviour and perfor-mance of the crown area under influence of traffic load. The structural per-formance of the culvert was verified by monitoring stress changes and de-formations under live railway traffic, which proved the suitability of the multi-plated culvert built under a railway.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationArchives of Institute of Civil Engineering
    Subtitle of host publication 3rd European Conference on Buried Flexible Steel Structures, Rydzyna, Poland, 24-25 April 2017
    EditorsArkadiusz Madaj, Iwona Jankowiak
    Place of PublicationPoznan
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2017
    Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventEuropean Conference on Buried Flexible Steel Structures -
    Duration: 11 Dec 2017 → …

    Publication series

    PublisherWydawnictwo Politechniki Poznanskiej
    ISSN (Electronic)1897-4007


    ConferenceEuropean Conference on Buried Flexible Steel Structures
    Period11/12/17 → …

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