Restoration of the Bearing Capacity of Damaged Transport Constructions Made of Corrugated Metal Structures

Vitalii Kovalchuk, Mykola Sysyn, Yuriy Hnativ, Artur Onyshchenko, Maksym Koval, Oleksii Tiutkin, Mariana Parneta


The paper deals with damages of transport constructions made of corrugated metal structures in the body of a railway track or a road during their operation. A constructive variant to restore the bearing capacity of structures was developed, which consists of installing an annular stiffening rib into the concave part of the corrugated metal profile. The main advantage of this method compared to the double corrugating method is the possibility of performing the reinforcement works during structure operation without interrupting the movement of transport vesicles. The study has proved that the reinforcement method significantly increases the carrying capacity of corrugated metal structures. A numerical finite element model was developed to determine the stress-strain state of structures made of corrugated metal structures reinforced with round stiffening ribs. The soil pressure on the corrugated shell in the model is taken into account with the application of radial and axial forces on the outer surface of the shell. It was determined that the most appropriate location of the ribs is in the centre of the building, where the reinforcement area corresponds to the width of the road or railway line. The advantage of this approach is the ability to more efficiently distribute the reinforcement material by selecting the ribs in the most loaded sections of corrugated metal structures.


corrugated metal structures; deformation; railway track; stress

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DOI: 10.7250/bjrbe.2021-16.529


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