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Modelling the Human Induced Vibrations in a Cable-Stayed Pedestrian Timber Bridge

Abstract : In this paper the data acquired on a pedestrian timber bridge under different Òmovingî loads configurations are reported and analysed by applying a time-frequency decomposition technique. This approach allows the authors to better identify the dynamic behavior of the bridge under the above loads. A first in situ experimental campaign was carried out on November 7, 2013, with the aim of recording the accelerations induced by people walking and running along the bridge (the so called human induced vibration Ð HIV). For this purpose, the footbridge was equipped by accelerometers. The pedestrian bridge under investigation is located not far from the town of Belluno, Italy, and connects the two sides of the outlet channel of the ÒSanta Croceî Lake. To better fit the structure to the surrounding naturalistic area, eco-friendly construction materials with low environmental impact were adopted during the design stage. In particular glued laminated timber (GLT) and steel elements are used, limiting the use of reinforced concrete only for the foundation system.
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Sara Casciati, Fabio Casciati, Lucia Faravelli, Daniele Bortoluzzi. Modelling the Human Induced Vibrations in a Cable-Stayed Pedestrian Timber Bridge. EWSHM - 7th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, IFFSTTAR, Inria, Université de Nantes, Jul 2014, Nantes, France. ⟨hal-01020372⟩



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