The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 68 (1990) > Issues > Issue 13 > A Relationship Between Flexural Stiffness and Kinetic Energy of Load
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A Relationship Between Flexural Stiffness and Kinetic Energy of Load

Large steel finger joints in a motorway, necessitated by expected large ground movements, had exhibited lively dynamic behaviour and developed multiple failures due to fatigue, the frequency of which was related to the direction of the traffic. Apparent causes are identified and short-term remedies, which were extraordinarily successful, are described. J.M. Rolfe