Advances in the Modelling of Long Span Bridges for Wind Effects

by J. Peter C. King, Univ of Western Ont, London, Canada,
Alan G. Davenport, Univ of Western Ont, London, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII


The continued development of longer span suspension and cable-stayed bridges has placed increased demand on both the designers and constructors of these structures for a better understanding of their behavior in strong winds. Wind tunnel experimental and analytical techniques have kept pace with this demand through the introduction of powerful computational, instrumentation and modelling techniques. The study of wind effects for long span suspension bridge is used as an example of the development of new techniques to aid in the definition of wind loading of these structures.

Subject Headings: Structural models | Span bridges | Wind engineering | Structural behavior | Cable stayed bridges | Bridge design | Suspension bridges | Wind loads

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