A New Bridge-Vehicle System Part I: Formulation and Validation

Chan, Tommy H.T., Yu, Ling, Yung, T.H., & Chan, Jeffrey H.F. (2003) A New Bridge-Vehicle System Part I: Formulation and Validation. Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 15(1), pp. 1-19.


This paper presents the formulation of a new bridge-vehicle system with validation using the field data. Both pitching and twisting modes of the vehicle are considered in the contribution of the dynamic effects in the bridge responses. A heavy vehicle was hired as a control vehicle with known axle weight, axle spacing and spring coefficients. The measured responses were generated from the control vehicle running at a particular speed at a test span at Ma Tau Wai Flyover. The measured responses were acquired using strain gauges installed beneath the girder beams of the test bridge. The simulated responses were generated using BRVEAN that is a self-developed program based on the proposed bridge-vehicle system. The validation shows that the bridge model is valid for representing the test bridge and the governing equations are valid for representing the motion of moving vehicles.

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ID Code: 12791
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: bridge, vehicle interaction, dynamic responses, eccentric beam model, Fast Fourier Transform, field test, impact on bridges, surface roughness, tire, suspension system, FINITE, ELEMENT METHOD, MOVING LOADS, DYNAMIC, RESPONSE, VIBRATION, PLATE
ISSN: 1225-4568
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Structural Engineering (090506)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Techno-Press Ltd
Deposited On: 03 Mar 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:53

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