Recent Research Advances on Railway Bridges
Railway bridges play a crucial role in ensuring fast and smooth communication and transportation between cities across the country. Consequently, they hold a major role in the economy and infrastructure development of a country. Several research papers are attributed to experimental investigation, numerical modeling, vehicle-bridge interaction, fatigue life evaluation, vibration reduction and suppression of railway bridges. Additionally, the effects of collision, impact and earthquake loads on railway bridges are investigated based on the existing literature. This paper attempts to synthesize the existing research in the field of railway bridges so as to provide a better understanding among the practicing engineers and researchers. Excerpts from the research may be utilized for assessing the dynamic performance of railway bridges in near future with further refinement.
Keywords - Railway, Bridges, Vehicle-Bridge Interaction, Fatigue, Dynamic.