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Development of Improved Frequency Expressions for Composite Horizontally Curved Bridges with High-Performance Steel Girders

  • Iman Mohseni
  • Yonghan Ahn
  • Junsuk Kang
Open Access
Research Article - Civil Engineering

Abstract

Composite curved I-girder bridges are often used in modern highway systems, but the open sections of I-girders mean that these structures suffer from low torsional resistance. The curvature also results in quite complex behaviors due to the coupled bending and torsional responses of curved I-girder bridges. High-performance steel, which adds strength, enhances durability and improves weldability, addresses both the economic and structural problems associated with curved bridges. However, as yet, there are no simplified design methods in the form of practical equations with which to optimize the design parameters of curved bridges and their dynamic behavior remains controversial. This study evaluated the effects of various design parameters on the free vibration responses of curved HPS I-girder bridges. A sensitivity analysis of 278 prototype simple-span and continuous bridges was conducted using CSIbridge software to create a set of simple, practical expressions for the fundamental frequencies of these structures.

Keywords

Curved bridges Frequency Finite element method High-performance steel 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Landscape Architecture and Rural Systems EngineeringSeoul National UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.School of Architecture and Architecture EngineeringHanyang UniversityAnsanRepublic of Korea

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