Development of a new cycle counting method for cyclic thermal strains in integral bridge piles

Karalar M., DİCLELİ M.

5th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS), Pennsylvania, United States Of America, 11 - 15 July 2010, pp.3302-3307 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Pennsylvania
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.3302-3307


In this study, a new cycle counting method is developed to determine the number and amplitude of large and small displacement/strain cycles. A new equation is obtained to determine a displacement/strain cycle amplitude representative of a number of small amplitude cycles existing in a typical temperature induced displacement/strain history in steel H-piles of integral bridges. The effect of primary and secondary small cycles are investigated for different integral bridges