A new bridge-vehicle system - part II: Parametric study

Chan, Tommy H.T., Yu, Ling, Yung, T.H., & Chan, Jeffrey H.F. (2003) A new bridge-vehicle system - part II: Parametric study. Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 15(1), pp. 21-38.


The formulation of a new bridge-vehicle system using shell with eccentric beam elements has been introduced in a companion paper (Part 1). The new system takes into account of the contribution of the twisting and pitching modes of vehicles to the bridge responses. It can also be used to study the dynamic transverse load distribution of a bridge. This paper presents a parametric study on the impact induced by one vehicle or multi-vehicle running across a bridge using the proposed model. Several parameters were considered as variables including the mass ratio, the speed parameter, the frequency ratio and the axle spacing parameter to investigate their effects on the impact factor. A total number of 189 cases were carried out in this,parametric study. Within the realistic range of vehicle considered, the maximum impact factors could be 2.24, 1.78 and 1.49 for bridges with spans 10m, 20m and 30m respectively.

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ID Code: 12792
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: axle spacing parameter, bridge, vehicle interaction, dynamic transverse load distribution, frequency ratio, impact factor, mass ratio, speed parameter, transverse impact factor, HIGHWAY
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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