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Strengthening of masonry bridges against traffic and flooding

Strengthening of masonry bridges against traffic and flooding

Falconer, Robert E., Boughton, B. and Paterson, F. (2010) Strengthening of masonry bridges against traffic and flooding. In: Structural Faults and Repair 2010 13th International Congress and Exhibition, 15-17 June 2010, Edinburgh.

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This paper describes the latest developments in the MARS System of strengthening and therefore preserving masonry arches. Recent floods in Cumbria and other locations in the UK have highlighted the vulnerability of masonry bridges to the effects of hydrodynamic forces yet design and assessment codes pay little regard to the effects of these forces. This paper evaluates hydrodynamic and other forces associated with flooding on masonry arch bridges and examines means of strengthening against these forces as well as giving enhanced traffic capacity. It is suggested that assessment and design codes need to be rewritten to take into account the effects
of flood waters.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: masonry arches, flood forces, strengthening, MARS System, helibars
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TG Bridge engineering
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Engineering
School of Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering
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Last Modified: 17 Dec 2019 13:52

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