Wind Design and Analysis for the Normandy Bridge

by Michel Virlogeux, SETRA, Bagneux, France,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation


The Normandy Bridge will represent an important progress in the field of cable-stayed bridges, with a main span 856-metre long. This paper explains how the design has been oriented to limit wind forces, and also evokes the long wind analyses which have been made to assess aeroelastic stability and structural safety in turbulent winds.

Subject Headings: Bridge design | Wind engineering | Bridge tests | Structural safety | Structural stability | Cable stayed bridges | Cables | Bridge decks

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