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Maureen Klomp

Date: Thursday, 23rd of July

Time: 09:15 hr

Topic: The hybrid interaction of timber decks in movable bridges


Description: The subject of my research was the hybrid interaction of timber bridge decks in movable bridges. Lots of highway bridges were constructed in the 1960s and a movable bridge leaf was generally designed with a hardwood deck.  Currently, these bridges are being re-assessed and we assume these timber deck boards do not interact with the steel structure below it. I will explain on the basis of my analysis whether this is a valid assumption. Secondly, what can we recommend for future alterations to the deck?


Track: Structural Engineering