Dolmsund bridge (analysis)

A detailed assessment of the condition of an object.


Element type
The goal of the thesis has been to gain knowledge about the time dependent effects that can cause deformation problems in cantilever bridges, namely creep, shrinkage and temperature effects. The bridge is instrumented with strain measurement sensors in two columns and the bridge deck. The bridge is modelled by using the finite element program NovaFrame, and controlled for the ultimate- and service limit state. The study compares three different models for creep and shrinkage effects.
Case type
Initiation of assessment
Pure research interest
Predominant verification type
Design value criteria
Predominant verification scale
Structural system
Structural analysis
Ultimate limit state, Serviceability limit state
Information updating
Direct non-bayesian

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