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Volume 15, 2017II International Conference of Computational Methods in Engineering Science (CMES’17)
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|Published online||15 December 2017|
Analysis of dynamic stiffness of arch bridges by means of the first natural frequency
1 Road and Bridge Department, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 40, 20-814 Lublin, poland
2 Budimex S.A., Stawki 40, 01-040 Warszawa, poland
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Arch bridges have always boasted a strong aesthetic value. However, their design is challenging due to dynamic excitations. It regards, above all, an area up to ¼ of a bridge length. In bridge dynamics numerical analyses, the basic importance is attached to the natural vibration frequency corresponding to the first bending mode. The multiple first mode is connected to the horizontal shift of a platform or arches, additionally coupled with the deformation corresponding to torsion. In the bridge standards, the first bending mode was adopted as default followed subsequently by higher rank modes of torsional or transversal shapes which do not always occur. This paper describes fourteen numerical models of various arches used in bridge design. The arch bridge, of vertical arches, constitutes a reference. Other models are their varieties through a change of the arch height, a method of connecting platforms and arches at a head and their resulting interaction. Furthermore, variability of arch tilts from a vertical plane was discussed. Conclusions are not unanimously final from the technical point of view; nevertheless, certain beneficial solutions, corresponding to the models of structures of higher natural frequencies, can be indicated.
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