Elgeseter bridge (analysis)

A detailed assessment of the condition of an object.


Element type
A capacity control (ULS) has been carried out in both the bridge superstructure and the columns for both for the original design loads and for additional loads from Alkali-Silica Reactions. The original loads and load factors are according to Handbook R412 ”Bridge Classification”. The load actions from Alkali-Silica Reactions are based on ”Alkali Silica Reactions - Guidelines for Constructive Analysis”, issued by the Directorate of Public Roads. The capacity control are performed according to the Norwegian Standard, NS 3473: ”Design of concrete structures”. Two computing programs have been used in this thesis, Abaqus CAE and Robot. Robot is a frame program that is used to find the design loads from the ordinary loads on the bridge, as well as the external loads actions from Alkali-Silica Reactions. Abaqus is a finite element program that is used to calculate the effect of the expansion from the Alkali Silica Reactions in several directions.
Case type
Initiation of assessment
Structural deterioration
Predominant verification type
Design value criteria
Predominant verification scale
Structural system
Structural analysis
Ultimate limit state

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