The Vibration of Simple Span Highway Bridges

by J.M. Biggs,
H.S. Suer,
J.M. Louw,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 2, Pg. 1-32

Document Type: Journal Paper


Development of analytical method by which magnitude and character of bridge vibration due to passage of heavy vehicles can be predicted; method of analysis based upon certain simplifying assumptions; accuracy of method investigated by comparison with laboratory tests on model bridges; tests of actual structures used to prove applicability of method to field conditions.

Subject Headings: Highway bridges | Bridge tests | Vibration | Span bridges | Bridge-vehicle interaction | Model accuracy | Vehicles | Comparative studies

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