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Fabrication and Erection of Structural Steelwork - The New AS/NZS 5131 and Engineers Risk Mitigation
This paper examines the initiative by the Australian Steel Institute to underwrite development of the new Australian Standard AS/NZS 5131 ‘Structural Steelwork – Fabrication and Erection’, the new ‘National Structural Steelwork Specification (NSSS)…
Galvanic Protection of Steel
  • ABC2017-106-17
  • 26 Apr 2017
  • Bridges
Across the globe, a huge sum is spent each year in maintaining and protecting steel infrastructure assets against corrosion. Most of the steel assets are protected using protective coatings or coating systems.
The Use of Weathering Steel in Australian Bridges
Weathering steel is a high strength low alloy steel that, in a suitable environment, may be left unpainted due to the formation of an adherent protective rust “patina”. This patina significantly retards the corrosion rate, which is 5 to 10 times…
Fatigue Tests on Steel Plates with Inclined Cracks Strengthened with Different CFRP Properties
Carbon-fibre-reinforced-polymer (CFRP) strengthening of steel components with tensile cracks has gained significant attention in the civil engineering applications due to the advantages of the composite material in upgrading the performance level of…
Bridge Design Challenges on the Waikato Expressway Huntly Section, New Zealand
The Huntly Section is a new NZ$415M section of the Waikato Expressway running between Hamilton and Auckland. It will connect the recently completed Ngaruawahia and Ohinewai sections on a route that traverses the Taupiri Ranges within a deep cutting…
Analytical and Experimental Studies on New Composite Bridge Using Concrete Filled Steel I-girder
A new steel/concrete composite girder was proposed and applied to continuous girder bridges. The area surrounded by the upper and lower flanges and the web are filled with concrete (CFIG: Concrete filled I-section Girder) at the intermediate support.…
Weather Resistant Steel As Viable Option For Country Timber Bridge Replacements
Steel in bridge construction in Australia has declined significantly over the last 40 years from around 25% of bridges to as low as 5% of bridges in recent years. The main reasons for this have been the proliferation of precast prestressed concrete…
English Street Bridge over Tullamarine Freeway: Design of an Integral Steel Trough Girder Bridge
This paper outlines the design of the replacement of the English Street Bridge over Tullamarine Freeway.
Structural and Risk Assessment of Steel and Concrete Bridges using Inservice Dynamic Response
Mainmark are introducing the STRAAM system of full scale structural integrity assessment and continuous monitoring for Bridges into Australia and New Zealand. Advances in measuring extremely low amplitude vibrations combined with methods for…
State-of-the-art Review on Strengthening Elements of Steel Bridges using CFRP
In the last few decades, the use of carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) for strengthening structures has attracted structural engineers due to its superior properties, such as its high strength-toweight ratio, corrosion resistance and ease of…