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Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  Volume 14, Number 5, November 2002, pages 505-520
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/sem.2002.14.5.505
 


Coupled buffeting response analysis of long-span bridges by the CQC approach
Ding QS, Chen AR, Xiang HF

 
Abstract
    Based on the modal coordinates of the structure, a finite-element and CQC (complete quadratic combination) method for analyzing the coupled buffeting response of long-span bridges is presented. The formulation of nodal equivalent aerodynamic buffeting forces is derived based on a reasonable assumption. The power spectral density and variance of nodal displacements and elemental internal forces of the bridge structure are computed using the finite-element method and the random vibration theory. The method presented is very efficient and can consider the arbitrary spectrum and spatial coherence of natural winds and the multimode and intermode effects on the buffeting responses of bridge structures. A coupled buffeting analysis of the Jiangyin Yangtse River Suspension Bridge with 1385 in main span is performed as an example. The results analyzed show that the multimode and intermode effects on the buffeting response of the bridge deck are quite remarkable.
 
Key Words
    long-span bridges, aerodynamic coupling, buffeting analysis, finite-element and CQC method, multimode and intermode, Jiangyin Yangtse River Suspension Bridge
 
Address
Ding QS, Tongji Univ, State Key Lab Disaster Reduct Civil Engn, Shanghai 200092, Peoples R China
Tongji Univ, State Key Lab Disaster Reduct Civil Engn, Shanghai 200092, Peoples R China
 

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