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Title: Characteristics of distributed aerodynamic forces on a twin-box bridge deck
Authors: Zhu, Q
Xu, YL 
Keywords: Distributed aerodynamic forces
Pressure admittance
Signature turbulence
Span-wise pressure coherence
Twin-box bridge deck
Wind tunnel pressure tests
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Journal of wind engineering and industrial aerodynamics, 2014, v. 131, p. 31-45 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of wind engineering and industrial aerodynamics 
Abstract: To facilitate an effective assessment of stress-related bridge performance and safety, stress-level buffeting analysis of a long-span cable-supported bridge is necessary. A stress-level buffeting analysis requires knowledge of characteristics of distributed aerodynamic forces on the surfaces of a bridge deck. This paper first presents a formulation for distributed aerodynamic forces on the surfaces of a bridge deck based on the quasi-steady theory. The characteristics of distributed aerodynamic forces, such as pressure coefficients, pressure admittances and span-wise pressure coherences, are introduced in the formulation. In consideration of different characteristics of incident and signature turbulences, the empirical mode decomposition is then adopted to separate their effects on the distributed aerodynamic forces. Wind tunnel pressure tests of a sectional motionless bridge deck model were conducted to identify the characteristics of distributed aerodynamic forces on the surfaces of the Stonecutters cable-stayed bridge with a twin-box bridge deck as a case study. The results indicate that the separation of incident and signature turbulence effects is necessary and that the proposed framework is feasible although more works need to be done towards a complete stress-level buffeting analysis.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/21500
ISSN: 0167-6105
EISSN: 1872-8197
DOI: 10.1016/j.jweia.2014.05.003
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