Field study on high-speed train induced fluctuating pressure on a bridge noise barrier

The pressure variations induced by a CRH380A EMU on a 2.15 m high bridge noise barrier are investigated in a field measurement. The familiar fluctuating pressure time history curves and the peak-to-peak pressure (ΔP) distributions attributing to the train head on the barrier surfaces are presented. A comparison of the positive head pulse pressure is made between the measurement results and the data calculated by empirical equations in EN 14067-4. Furthermore, the influences of train speed, train running lines, locations of measurement points, train marshalling length and environmental wind speed on ΔP are analysed. The results indicate as the train speed increases, the corresponding time intervals of ΔP decrease gradually, whereas their slopes become increasingly steep. For a CRH380A EMU, the aerodynamic length of the train head is between 7.63 and 7.64 m, which differs from the physical length of a realistic train with 12.00 m. Along the noise barrier from bottom to top, the ΔP values on the inner surface decrease with the increase of height, while these values on the outer surface increase. Taking the wind direction into account, the ΔP values are a little higher when the high-speed trains run against the wind direction.


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  • Accession Number: 01699929
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 2019 3:11PM