HIGHWAY BRIDGE VIBRATION STUDIES
The report deals with acceleration studies of highway bridges. The effects of major parameters on the bridge accelerations were investigated and compared to the acceleration criteria for human response. Three different types of highway bridges were investigated; simple span, two span continuous and three span continuous bridges. The parameters selected included those related to the bridge, to the vehicle and to the initial conditions of bridge and vehicle. The results of the investigation indicated the amplitudes of accelerations which psychologically disturbed the pedestrian. Some magnitudes of acceleration were larger than the recommended limit of comfort when the surface roughness of the bridges was taken into account.
- Prepared in cooperation with Indiana State Highway Commission, Indianapolis.
Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRPPurdue University, School of Civil Engineering
West Lafayette, IN United States 47907-1284
Washington, DC United States 20590
Indiana State Highway CommissionIndianapolis, IN United States 46204
- Aramraks, T
- Publication Date: 1975-2
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 275 p.
- TRT Terms: Acceleration (Mechanics); Crash investigation; Design; Highway bridges; Length; Pedestrians; Psychological aspects; Roughness; Studies; Surveys; Vehicles; Velocity; Vibration
- Uncontrolled Terms: Design criteria; Parameters
- Old TRIS Terms: Response
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Design; Highways; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00091585
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: JHRP-75-2 Intrm Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: 1(12), Part 2
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM