Title: Bridge-vehicle interaction using extended FE analysis

Authors: W. Baumgartner

Addresses: Lehrstuhl fur Baumechanik, Technische Universitat Munchen, Munich, Germany

Abstract: To describe the behaviour of a bridge with a crossing vehicle (MDOF) using FE analysis, a method is used based on a commercial software package. The connection between a bridge and a vehicle whose location is variable by time can be realized as a Lagrange condition within the equation of variation. The numerical results are used for a discussion of influence parameters representing the roughness of the road surface and of dynamic measurements performed at a bridge. As an example, the calculated dynamic stress time function and the dynamic portion based on a measured strain record are compared.

Keywords: bridge dynamics; simulation; finite element analysis; FEA; vehicle infrastructure interaction; heavy vehicles.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.1999.054625

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 1999 Vol.6 No.1/2/3/4, pp.1 - 12

Published online: 18 Jun 2013 *

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