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Instrumentation and monitoring of large-span culvert built under a railway, in Finland

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchives of Institute of Civil Engineering
Subtitle of host publication 3rd European Conference on Buried Flexible Steel Structures, Rydzyna, Poland, 24-25 April 2017
EditorsArkadiusz Madaj, Iwona Jankowiak
Place of PublicationPoznan
PublisherWydawnictwo Politechniki Poznanskiej
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2017
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Buried Flexible Steel Structures -
Duration: 11 Dec 2017 → …

Publication series

PublisherWydawnictwo Politechniki Poznanskiej
ISSN (Electronic)1897-4007


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Buried Flexible Steel Structures
Period11/12/17 → …


Large span soil-steel culverts are rarely used in Finland as vehicular under-passes. The large span and low soil cover height together with high traffic loads place high demands on the construction of culvert backfills. Traffic-induced stress changes and the fatigue resistance of the plates play a major role in the endurance of a culvert. According to design calculations, the most critical section of the culvert is the crown. For this reason, the focus of this project is on the assessment of the structural behaviour and perfor-mance of the crown area under influence of traffic load. The structural per-formance of the culvert was verified by monitoring stress changes and de-formations under live railway traffic, which proved the suitability of the multi-plated culvert built under a railway.

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland