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Acta Mechanica Sinica

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 335–344 | Cite as

Effects of fundamental structure parameters on dynamic responses of submerged floating tunnel under hydrodynamic loads

  • Xu Long
  • Fei Ge
  • Lei Wang
  • Youshi HongEmail author
Research Paper

Abstract

This paper investigates the effects of structure parameters on dynamic responses of submerged floating tunnel (SFT) under hydrodynamic loads. The structure parameters includes buoyancy-weight ratio (BWR), stiffness coefficients of the cable systems, tunnel net buoyancy and tunnel length. First, the importance of structural damp in relation to the dynamic responses of SFT is demonstrated and the mechanism of structural damp effect is discussed. Thereafter, the fundamental structure parameters are investigated through the analysis of SFT dynamic responses under hydrodynamic loads. The results indicate that the BWR of SFT is a key structure parameter. When BWR is 1.2, there is a remarkable trend change in the vertical dynamic response of SFT under hydrodynamic loads. The results also indicate that the ratio of the tunnel net buoyancy to the cable stiffness coefficient is not a characteristic factor affecting the dynamic responses of SFT under hydrodynamic loads.

Keywords

Submerged floating tunnel Structural damp Buoyancy-weight ratio Cable stiffness coefficient Tunnel net buoyancy Hydrodynamic load 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Nonlinear Mechanics, Institute of MechanicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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