ANIDIS - L'ingegneria Sismica in Italia, ANIDIS XIX & ASSISi XVII - 2022

Dimensione del carattere:  Piccola  Media  Grande

Robustness evaluation of a steel bridge in the district of Potenza (Italy)

Ubaldo Saracco, Matteo Felitti, Francesco Oliveto, Maria Rosa Alvaro, Antonio Formisano

Ultima modifica: 2022-08-03


In the current paper the Ponte della Pastorella bridge in Lauria (district of Potenza) has been investigated. Firstly, considering the inaccessibility of the bridge, an aerial photogrammetric survey with a drone has been used for the acquisition of geometric data. Secondly, a three-dimensional modelling of the bridge in FEM environment has been carried out. Based on the corrosion level detected in the bridge structure, forecasts about the progress of the corrosion damage during the whole lifetime of the bridge have also been made considering appropriate thickness reduction of  structural elements based on literature provisions. Therefore, other than studying the intact bridge, four different corrosion scenarios have been considered: 1) corroded upper deck elements, 2) corroded lower chord elements; 3) corroded main diagonals and 4) corroded vertical posts. On these FEM models push-down and linear dynamic analyses have been performed and the achieved results have allowed to know the health state of the bridge in terms of robustness for different corrosion levels.

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