The Impact of a Bump on the Response of a Bridge to Traffic
|Title:||The Impact of a Bump on the Response of a Bridge to Traffic||Authors:||González, Arturo
O'Brien, Eugene J.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4082||Date:||1-Sep-2009||Abstract:||There are numerous studies on the dynamic amplification factors caused by traffic flow on a bridge. For short- and medium-span bridges, the road profile appears as a dominant parameter on the bridge dynamic response. In theoretical investigations, the road profile is usually modelled as a stochastic random process. However, this approach does not take into account the high irregularities that are prone to develop in the connection of the bridge to its approach, as result of a damaged expansion joint and/or differential settlement. Most of research on dynamic amplification due to traffic has focused in bending moment effects. This paper uses planar vehiclebridge interaction models to assess the increase in shear effects at the supports that a bump prior to the bridge may cause. Results for a range of bumps, bridge lengths, traffic configurations and road conditions are discussed.||Type of material:||Conference Publication||Publisher:||Civil-Comp Ltd||Copyright (published version):||2009, Civil-Comp Press Ltd||Keywords:||Vehicle;Bridge;Dynamics;Shear;Expansion joint;Highway||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed||Is part of:||B.H.V. Topping, L.F. Costa Neves and R.C. Barros (eds.). Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing||Conference Details:||The Twelfth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, 1-4 September 2009|
|Appears in Collections:||Civil Engineering Research Collection|
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