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The Third International Conference on
Research, Development and Maintenance
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
5-8 April 2016
Special Session Call for Papers:
Special Session: RW2016-S12
Dynamics of Railway Bridges
Session Aims and Scope
The dynamic effects from the traffic loads in railway bridges are of high relevance both for the safety and functionality of bridges. These become especially significant with the new high-speed railway lines, which often require dynamic analysis for the design of the bridge. Often it is the service limit states, such as the maximum acceleration at the bridge deck, which prove to be critical for the design. In recent years a substantial amount of research and development work has been done, improving the understanding of the basic dynamic effects, the mathematical and computer models including coupling of vehicle, bridge and track, the experimental measurements, and the design measures and envelopes in order not to exceed performance requirements. Furthermore, new types of HS trains and viaducts have been introduced and need to be considered.
This session aims at bringing together researchers and experts reporting on the current state of railway research and development related to dynamics of railway bridges. The discussion should promote the interaction and collaboration among universities, research centers, railway operators, infrastructure managers and industry in order to identify problems, propose solutions and indicate directions of future research.
The Session should bring together Mechanical and Civil Engineering experts and will cover, but not be limited to, the following topics:
For specific questions regarding the scope of this session please contact the organisers:
Please note that papers that are found to fall outside the scope of this session may be considered for other sessions.
To submit abstracts for this special session, please follow the normal abstract submission procedure but please select "RW2016-S12" when asked "Is this paper part of a special session?"
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