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A nonlinear numerical scheme to simulate multiple wind effects on twin-box girder suspension bridges

Rui Zhou, Yaojun Ge, Yongxin Yang, Shiyi Liu, Yanliang Du, Lihai Zhang



The present study aims to investigate multiple wind effects on long-span twin-box girder bridges by developing a time-dependent nonlinear numerical scheme, which takes into account a range of aerodynamic forces, such as the stationary aerodynamic force, self-excited force, buffeting force and vortex-induced vibration (VIV) force. After calibration and validation, the developed scheme was implemented to investigate wind-induced behaviors of the Xihoumen Suspension Bridge. The results show that the developed scheme has the capability of simulating the nonlinear features of various types of bridge aerodynamic forces and can reproduced the flutter phenomenon from wind tunnel testing and the VIV ..

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Awarded by National Science Foundations of China

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

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors gratefully acknowledge the support for the research work jointly provided by the National Science Foundations of China (Nos. 51678436 and 51323013), and the National Key Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) (No. 2013CB036300). A special acknowledgement to Dr. Liu Shiyi for his valuable work in the framework of NAFM and parameters identification.