Analysis of Aeroelastic Bridge Deck Response to Natural Wind
Authors: Morgenthal, Guido; Kovacs, Imre; Saul, Reiner
Source: Structural Engineering International, Volume 15, Number 4, November 2005 , pp. 232-235(4)
Abstract:The paper discusses a practical method for numerically analysing bridge response to wind effects. A numerical scheme is used which incorporates the natural wind characteristics and the aeroelastic properties of the bridge deck in order to perform a coupled time-history analysis of the dynamic response. The application of the scheme to the footbridge Kehl-Strasbourg, a very slender cable-stayed bridge, is shown and the design of a sophisticated rocker-type Tuned Mass Damper system is outlined.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: November 1, 2005