Book Name: [PDF] Highway Vehicle-Bridge Coupled Vibrations
Category: Civil Engineering Books
Language: English
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Vehicle-bridge interaction happens all the time on roadway bridges, and this interaction performance carries much useful information. On the one hand, while vehicles are traditionally viewed as loads for bridges, they can also be deemed as sensors for bridges’ structural response. On the other hand, while bridges are traditionally viewed as carriers for vehicle weight, they can also be deemed as scales that can weigh the vehicle loads. Based on these observations, a broad area of studies based on vehicle-bridge interaction has been conducted in the authors’ research group. Understanding the vehicle and bridge interaction can help develop strategies for bridge condition assessment, bridge design, and bridge maintenance, as well as develop insight for new research needs. This book documents fundamental knowledge, new developments, and state-of-the-art applications related to vehicle-bridge interactions. It thus provides useful information for graduate students and researchers and therefore straddles the gap between theoretical research and practical applications.

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Highway infrastructure is an essential asset of national investment in almost every country worldwide. Bridges constituting critical nodes within highway networks are the backbones of highway infrastructure systems. Bridges are designed to last for decades. Extreme events, aging materials, harsh environments, overweight vehicles, inadequate maintenance, etc., lead to accelerated structural deterioration of bridges. Lacking adequate funding, many nations in the world fail even to maintain the current substandard bridge conditions. This dangerous trend is affecting highway safety and the health of the economy. A structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridge is closed or restricted to light vehicles or requires speed restrictions. These restrictions contribute to traffic congestion and pose major inconveniences to the public and related industries. Both outcomes have a negative economic impact. Vehicle–bridge interaction happens all the time in the service process of bridges, and this interaction carries much helpful information.

On the one hand, while vehicles are traditionally viewed as loads for bridges, they also can be deemed as sensors for bridges’ structural response. On the other hand, while bridges are traditionally viewed as carriers for vehicle weight, they can also be deemed as scales that can weigh the vehicle loads. Understanding the vehicle–bridge interaction can help develop strategies for bridge condition assessment, bridge design, and bridge maintenance, as well as develop insight for new research needs. Based on these observations, a broad area of research on the vehicle–bridge interaction has been conducted in the authors’ research group in the last decade and many other research groups worldwide. These research areas include developing strategies for vibration-based damage detection, driving-by inspection, bridge-weigh-in-motion, etc.

 

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Author(s): Steve C. S. Cai, Deng Lu

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing, Year: 2020

ISBN: 981121641X,9789811216411


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