Many modern bridges exhibit very low vibration damping values, and footbridges, in particular, can often be excited into first mode vibration by pedestrians. This paper looks at the tuned vibration absorber as one solution to the increasing problem of lively bridges. Laboratory and full-scale tests in first mode vibration have been made with a single-span beam and tuned absorber attached at the mid-span position. The results are given, and the correlation between the theory presented for stationary and travelling harmonic loading is examined. /Author/TRRL/

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    Whitehall Technical Press Limited

    Wrotham Place
    Wrotham, Sevenoaks, Kent ME14 1PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • JONES, R T
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 2-9
  • Serial:
    • Highway Engineer
    • Volume: 26
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Whitehall Press Limited
    • ISSN: 0306-6452

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194449
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM