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Bridge Aerodynamics
Long-span suspension and cable-stayed bridges are susceptible to wind-induced vibrations. One of the essential requirements of modern bridge design is to avoid significant levels of such vibrations. There are several mechanisms, in various wind speed ranges, which can cause significant oscillation of the deck of long-span bridges. Therefore, it is very important for engineers to fully understand the wind effects on the bridge deck.

A number of typical sectional model tests can be performed such as:

  • Sectional Pressure Test
  • Sectional Dynamic Test
  • Sectional Force Balance Test
  • Stay-cable Test

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