Table 6: Full results of FE analyses of damaged (with 3 mm crack) composite bridges.

Number of steel girdersType of composite bridgesMidspan deflection
(m)
Max. principal stress
(MPa)
Fatigue life ( )
(×106 cycles)

3Damaged and unstrengthened 0.017192.81.64
Damaged and strengthened with CFRP sheets0.0155813.5
Damaged and strengthened with CFRP deck0.012257.88.32

5Damaged and unstrengthened 0.010756.17.23
Damaged and strengthened with CFRP sheets0.00945112.15
Damaged and strengthened with CFRP deck0.008738.328.47