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Title: Falsework and bridge failures
Authors: Poon, Sun-Wah
Price, Andrew D.F.
Keywords: Falsework
Bridges
Failure
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: Chartered Institute of Building (Hong Kong)
Citation: POON, S. and PRICE, A., 1996. Falsework and bridge failures. Asia Pacific Building and Construction Management Journal, 2(1), pp.20-24.
Abstract: Bridge construction always involves falsework erection. The falsework scaffolding used in Hong Kong gave a lower failure load than the supplier’s figure and the used frames have their loadbearing capacity reduced with age of materials. Sixty-two bridge collapses during construction in twenty-two countries or cities were studied and analysed. More than half of the collapses were falsework-related failures and occurred during concreting, placing of bridge segments and redistribution of major forces. The permanent works failed mainly due to insufficient consideration of stresses generated and instability of the structural member during construction.
Description: Closed access.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23795
ISSN: 1024-9540
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Civil and Building Engineering)

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