The effect of temperature variation on bridges - a literature review

Borah, S., Al-Habaibeh, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-9867-6011 and Kromanis, R. ORCID: 0000-0003-3477-1666, 2021. The effect of temperature variation on bridges - a literature review. In: I. Mporas, P. Kourtessis, A. Al-Habaibeh ORCID: 0000-0002-9867-6011, A. Asthana, V. Vukovic and J. Senior, eds., Energy and sustainable futures. Proceedings of 2nd ICESF 2020. Springer proceedings in energy . Cham: Springer (part of Springer Nature). ISBN 9783030639167

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Bridges are commonly subjected to complex load scenarios in their lifetime. Understanding the response of bridges under such load scenarios is important to ensure their safety. While static and dynamic loads from vehicles and pedestrians influence the instantaneous response of bridges, studies show that thermal load from diurnal and seasonal temperature variation influences its long-term response and durability. This study addresses the effects of thermal load variation on bridges and briefly reviews methods of measuring such effects. The findings show that thermally induced deformations in bridges are of magnitude equal or larger than that induced by vehicle induced load. This study highlights the significance of measuring temperature responses of bridges for their robust structural health monitoring.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Description: Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Futures (ICESF 2020), University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, 10-11 September 2020.
Creators: Borah, S., Al-Habaibeh, A. and Kromanis, R.
Publisher: Springer (part of Springer Nature)
Place of Publication: Cham
Date: 2 April 2021
ISBN: 9783030639167
Rights: Copyright 2021, Springer International Publishing. Copyright Holder, The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s). Open Access Gold route.
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 05 Feb 2021 12:23
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:07
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