Concurrent multi-scale modelling and updating of long-span bridges using a multi-objective optimisation technique

This paper aims at developing an innovative technique of concurrent multi-objective optimisation for updating the multi-scale model of long-span bridges. A multi-scale model is established for the purpose of concurrently analysing the global response of the structure and nonlinear local damages in order to assess structural state and local damage evolution or deteriorating, respectively. A multi-objective optimisation technique is proposed in this work for concurrent multi-scale model updating, in which several key issues including the determination of the objective functions and constraint conditions, the multi-objective optimisation algorithm and how to find the optimal solution from many non-inferior solutions are studied. The proposed concurrent multi-objective optimisation technique is applied to update the initial multi-scale model of Runyang Suspension Bridge (RYSB) near Shanghai, and the updated model is validated by the data from the field tests conducted for obtaining the response in global (dynamic properties) and local levels.


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  • Accession Number: 01493204
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 19 2013 12:15PM