Codification of Wind Effects for a Long Span Suspension Bridge

by Toshio Miyata, Yokohama Natl Univ, Japan,
Hitoshi Yamada, Yokohama Natl Univ, Japan,
Haruki Akiyama, Yokohama Natl Univ, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Design, Analysis and Testing

Abstract: Construction of the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, which will cross the Akashi Kaikyo Straits with a shore-to-shore of approximately 4 km, started in spring of 1988. Firstly discussions on the wind load for this super long span suspension bridge are reviewed. Then the interpretation of wind tunnel testings to verify its aerodynamic stability is discussed.

Subject Headings: Suspension bridges | Span bridges | Bridge design | Wind speed | Suspended structures | Infrastructure construction | Wind loads | Wind tunnel

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