Fatigue cracking in steel girder web penetration details is so dangerous that it can break steel girders. Since a number of highway bridges have such web penetration details in Japan, it is of urgent importance to grasp these fatigue strength properties. In this study, we investigate stress reduction effects of three face attachment retrofit through fatigue tests using a large girder specimen with web penetration details where cross beam lower flanges are connected to the lower surface of a slot by welding. As a result, there is very little difference between two and three face attachments about stress reduction effects, while they are more effective than one face attachment. The upper side attachment is more effective than the lower side attachment, while both side attachment is best. Two and three face both side attachments can reduce about 40% of stress concentration, while two and three face upper side attachments can reduce 50– 60%.
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