RECENT METHODS IN THE APPLICATION OF TEST RESULTS TO THE WIND DESIGN OF LONG, SUSPENDED-SPAN BRIDGES

The main aspects of a body of theory for the interpretation of bridge section model wind tunnel tests and the subsequent dynamic analysis of the prototype bridge under wind, especially oriented to the elastically suspended, freely-oscillating deck model, is summarized. Chapter I presents an overview of the problems of long-span bridges under wind; Chapter II deals with bridge deck aerodynamic problems under steady flows; Chapter III extends the ideas to problems in the turbulent natural wind. /FHWA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Princeton University

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Princeton, NJ  United States  08450
  • Authors:
    • Scanlan, R H
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 135 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130685
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-75-115 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: P.O. 5-3-0114
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1976 12:00AM