In this project, the possibilities for constructing smaller bridges in aluminium as an alternative to traditional bridges in concrete, steel or composite concrete-steel, are studied. The main emphasis is put on fatigue problems in the aluminium bridge. Of special interest is fatigue under a realistic stochastic loading. The project includes both theoretical and experimental determination of the fatigue life at constant amplitude and stochastic loading. The project is carried out as a PhD-project.
|Effective start/end date||01/09/1997 → 31/12/2005|