n Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering = Joernaal van die Suid-Afrikaanse Instituut van Siviele Ingenieurswese - Parametric study on the behaviour of Y-shaped composite bridges : technical paper
|Article Title||Parametric study on the behaviour of Y-shaped composite bridges : technical paper|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering = Joernaal van die Suid-Afrikaanse Instituut van Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Affiliations||1 Zhejiang University of Technology, PR China and 2 Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design and Research Institute, PR China|
|Publication Date||Oct 2014|
|Pages||34 - 43|
|Keyword(s)||Box girder, Composite bridge, Experimental modal analysis, Finite element method, Interaction and Ramp|
A composite Y-shaped bridge was analysed as a three-dimensional structure, using commercially available software. A finite element model to simulate the structural behaviour of the bridge was used to study its static and dynamic behaviour in order to gain a better understanding of the interaction between the main bridge and the ramp. An extensive parametric study was conducted, in which a typical composite Y-shaped bridge model was analysed and tested. The key parameters considered in this study were: loading conditions, ramp radius of curvature, ramp longitudinal slopes, bifurcate diaphragm plate stiffness, and loading cases. The structural behaviour of composite bridges is discussed in detail. The results from this study could enable bridge engineers to design complex composite Y-shaped bridges more reliably and economically.
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