Journal article

Aerodynamic performance evaluation of different cable-stayed bridges with composite decks

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

Steel and Composite Structures: an international journal | Techno-press | Published : 2020


The aerodynamic performance of long-span cable-stayed bridges is much dependent on its geometrical configuration and countermeasure strategies. In present study, the aerodynamic performance of three composite cable-stayed bridges with different tower configurations and passive aerodynamic countermeasure strategies is systematically investigated by conducting a series of wind tunnel tests in conjunction with theoretical analysis. The structural characteristics of three composite bridges were firstly introduced, and then their stationary aerodynamic performance and wind-vibration performance (i.e., flutter performance, VIV performance and buffeting responses) were analyzed, respectively. The r..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China

Awarded by Basic and Applied Basic Research Foundation of Guangdong Province

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors gratefully acknowledge the support for the research work jointly provided by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51908374 and 51678436), Basic and Applied Basic Research Foundation of Guangdong Province (No. 2019A1515012050), and the Natural Science Foundation of Shenzhen University (No.860-000002110345). A special acknowledgement to Dr. Ma Tingting and Dr.Xu Xiaowei for their valuable helpful in the wind tunnel tests.