Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology

, Volume 24, Issue 11, pp 2181–2188 | Cite as

Dynamic analysis of a train-bridge system under multi-support seismic excitations

  • Nan Zhang
  • He Xia
  • Guido De Roeck


A numerical solution for the dynamic responses of a train-bridge interaction system subjected to multi-support seismic loads was studied. The train vehicle was modeled by the rigid-body dynamics method, and the bridge was modeled by the finite element method. The vertical and lateral wheel-rail interaction forces were defined according to the wheel-rail corresponding assumption and the simplified Kalker creep theory. Three-dimensional seismic accelerations were incorporated using the large mass method. In a case study, the dynamic responses were simulated for a high-speed train traversing a steel truss cable-stayed bridge with different seismic intensities and different train speeds, and train safety was evaluated.


Cable-stayed bridge Multi-support excitations Seismic load Vehicle-bridge interaction system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Civil EngineeringBeijing Jiaotong UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringCatholic University of LeuvenHeverleeBelgium

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