Journal article

Flutter characteristics of twin-box girder bridges with vertical central stabilizers

Y Yang, R Zhou, Y Ge, X Zou, L Zhang

Engineering Structures | Elsevier | Published : 2017

Abstract

Abstract It has been well known that Vertical Central Stabilizers (VCS) have the potential of improving flutter performance of long-span bridges. However, the fundamental flutter mechanisms of VCS are still not fully understood so far. In this study, a series of wind-tunnel tests involving the combination of six representative heights and four types of VCS were conducted to fundamentally investigate the influence of VCS on flutter performance of twin-box girders with various Slot Width Ratios (SWRs). Experimental results show that the flutter instability of 20% SWR is significantly sensitive to the height change of VCS, whereas the VCS have little effect on the flutter performance for 80% an..

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Grants

Awarded by National Key Basic Research Program of China (973 Program)


Awarded by National Science Foundations of China


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors gratefully acknowledge the support for the research work jointly provided by the National Key Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) (No. 2013CB036300), the National Science Foundations of China (No. 91215302, 51078276, and 51678436).