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Sustainable Bridges Brian Bell Leader Work Package 1 Summary of presentation Project headlines & background The partners Arrangement of work packages Project management European railway bridge statistics Arch related priorities Project Headlines

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sustainable bridges

Sustainable Bridges

Brian Bell

Leader Work Package 1

Assessment for Future Traffic Demands and Longer Lives

summary of presentation
Summary of presentation
  • Project headlines & background
  • The partners
  • Arrangement of work packages
  • Project management
  • European railway bridge statistics
  • Arch related priorities

Assessment for Future Traffic Demands and Longer Lives

project headlines
Project Headlines
  • Integrated project funded through EU 6th Framework programme
  • 32 partners from across Europe
  • Started 1 December 2003
  • Programmed duration 4 years
  • Project cost €10 million
  • EU contribution €6.9 million

Assessment for Future Traffic Demands and Longer Lives

background
Background
  • 6th Framework launched in autumn of 2002
    • Overall priority : Sustainable development, global change & ecosystems
  • Expressions of interest sought
  • Lulea Technical University submitted EOI
    • Based on 5th Framework submission “Ecobridge”
  • First call made in early 2003
    • Thematic priority : “Sustainable Surface Transport”
    • Objective 2 : “Advanced design & production techniques”
    • Relevant topic : 3.2.4.2.4.12

Assessment for Future Traffic Demands and Longer Lives

topic 3 4 2 4 12 objective
Topic 3.4.2.4.12 : Objective

To increase the capacity of infrastructure for passengers and freight traffic.

Assessment for Future Traffic Demands and Longer Lives

topic 3 4 2 4 12 scope
Topic 3.4.2.4.12 : Scope

The activities should focus on the functional requirements for infrastructure in order to achieve the increased capacity required to meet the future demands for heavier axle loads and increased traffic levels. This should consider the optimisation of capital expenditure, the maintenance demands, infrastructure condition monitoring systems and delivery of improved capacity without compromising the safety of the working railway. This should be supported by a European infrastructure mapping or register of interoperable and non-interoperable existing characteristics of the national networks.

Assessment for Future Traffic Demands and Longer Lives

topic 3 4 2 4 12 expected outcome
Topic 3.4.2.4.12 : Expected outcome

Innovative solutions which will result in a high performance, safe, low life cycle cost infrastructure, incorporating efficient condition monitoring and maintenance regimes able to cope with future demands of higher loads, faster trains and higher intensity of traffic.

Assessment for Future Traffic Demands and Longer Lives

background cont
Background (cont)
  • WP leaders identified in Jan/Feb 2003
  • Partners added and Skanska made initial submission in April 2003
  • Skanska advised in August 2003 that project had been highly evaluated
  • Project finalised with EU by November 2003

Assessment for Future Traffic Demands and Longer Lives

the work package leaders
The Work Package Leaders

Skanska Teknik (Sweden)

Network Rail (UK)

Banverket (Sweden)

BAM Bundesanstalt fur Materialforschung und Profung (Germany)

COWI (Denmark)

EMPA Swiss Fed Inst for Materials Testing & Research (Switzerland)

Lulea University of Technology (Sweden)

LCPC Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chausses (France)

North Finnish Building Cluster (Finland)

Wrocklaw University of Technology (Poland)

Assessment for Future Traffic Demands and Longer Lives

the other partners
City University UK

Salford University UK

Swedish Geotechnical Institute Sw

BPE Systems Sw

Designtech Sw

Swedish Road Administration Sw

Deutsche Bahn Ger

Stuttgart University Ger

RWTH Aachen Ger

Norut Technology Nor

Lausanne University Swtz

Chalmers University Sw

University of Oulu Sw

Finnish Rail Administration Fi

Finnish Road Administration Fi

SNCF Fr

University of Minho Pt

Polytechnic Uni. of Catalonia Sp

PKP Polish Railway Lines Po

Cervenka Consulting Cz

Royal Institute of Technology Sw

Lund University Sw

The Other Partners

Assessment for Future Traffic Demands and Longer Lives

the work packages
The Work Packages

WP1 Start up and Classification

WP2 Guidance and Review

WP3 Condition Assessment and Inspection

WP4 Loads, Capacity and Resistance

WP5 Monitoring

WP6 Repair and Strengthening

WP7 Demonstration. Field Testing of Old Bridges

WP8 Demonstration. Monitoring on New Bridges

WP9 Training and Dissemination

WP10 Management

Assessment for Future Traffic Demands and Longer Lives

project flow chart
Project flow chart

Assessment for Future Traffic Demands and Longer Lives

project management
Project Management
  • General assembly
    • All partners
    • Meets once per year
  • Management team
    • Composed of work package leaders plus project coordinator and scientific leader
    • Meets 6 monthly
  • Executive board
    • 5 people elected by and from GA, plus project coordinator and scientific leader.
    • Meets 6 monthly, chairmanship changes each year

Assessment for Future Traffic Demands and Longer Lives

management flow chart
Management flow chart

Assessment for Future Traffic Demands and Longer Lives

project management tools
Project management tools
  • Intranet established
    • Contains separate “rooms” for each WP, the GA, MT and EB.
      • Will hold all project documentation
  • Public web site
    • www.sustainablebridges.net
      • Contains project outline & WP details
      • Will provide public access to all outputs

Assessment for Future Traffic Demands and Longer Lives

railway bridge statistics
Railway bridge statistics

Based on the results of an initial survey of the railway partners within the project:

Approx 08% of bridges are composite

Approx 24% of bridges are concrete

Approx 31% of bridges are metallic

Approx 37% of bridges are arches

Assessment for Future Traffic Demands and Longer Lives

break down of arch figures
Break down of arch figures

From the same initial survey the following is the an approximate breakdown of the types of masonry arch bridges across Europe :

33%Stone

67% Brick

Data from SB and UIC project suggests railway arch population of over 70,000

Assessment for Future Traffic Demands and Longer Lives

arch related activities
Arch related activities
  • Arch rehabilitation seems to account for 20% of total railway maintenance activity
  • The majority of arch related rehabilitation is pointing and/or patch repairing
  • Strengthening largely achieved by pointing or patching
  • Saddling widely used for both strength and waterproofing

Assessment for Future Traffic Demands and Longer Lives

arch related priorities
Arch related priorities
  • Better assessment tools
  • Better knowledge of serviceability criteria
  • Waterproofing
    • Saddling
    • Electro osmosis ?
  • Non disruptive maintenance methods
  • Diagnosis and intervention planning tools

Assessment for Future Traffic Demands and Longer Lives

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Assessment for Future Traffic Demands and Longer Lives