Numerical and Experimental Identification of Soil-Foundation-Bridge System Dynamic Characteristics

  • P. FaraonisEmail author
  • Frank Wuttke
  • Volkmar Zabel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 2)


The natural frequencies of the Metsovo bridge during construction are identified both in actual scale and in 1:100 scale. Finite element models of increasing modeling complexity are developed in order to investigate their efficiency in representing the measured dynamic stiffness of the bridge-foundation-soil system. The results highlight the importance of accurately simulating boundary conditions in Structural Health Monitoring applications.


Soil-structure interaction System identification Finite element modeling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Chair of Marine and Land Geomechanics and GeotechnicsKiel UniversityKielGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Applied Geo-SciencesChristian-Albrecht’s UniversityKielGermany
  4. 4.Faculty Civil EngineeringFormerly, Bauhaus-University WeimarWeimarGermany
  5. 5.Research Associate and LecturerBauhaus-University WeimarWeimarGermany

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