The potential occurrence of internal parametric resonance phenomena has been recently in-dicated as a possible cause of failure for long-span suspension bridges. At the same time, suspension bridges, in view of their flexibility, are prone to aeroelasticity driven response, such as vortex shedding, torsional divergence and flutter. In this paper, a non-linear dynamic model of a suspension bridge is devised, with the purpose of providing a unified framework for the study of aeroelastic and internal resonance instabilities. Inspired by the pioneering work of Herrmann and Hauger, the analyses have been based on a linearized formulation that is able to represent the main structural non-linear effects and the coupling given by aer-odynamic forces. The results confirm that the interaction between aeroelastic effects and non-linear internal resonance leads to unstable phenomena for wind speeds which are by far lower than the critical threshold for standard aeroelasticity.

Internal parametric resonance and aeroelastic effects for long-span suspension bridges

ARDITO, RAFFAELE;CAPSONI, ANTONIO;GUERRIERI, ANDREA
2015

Abstract

The potential occurrence of internal parametric resonance phenomena has been recently in-dicated as a possible cause of failure for long-span suspension bridges. At the same time, suspension bridges, in view of their flexibility, are prone to aeroelasticity driven response, such as vortex shedding, torsional divergence and flutter. In this paper, a non-linear dynamic model of a suspension bridge is devised, with the purpose of providing a unified framework for the study of aeroelastic and internal resonance instabilities. Inspired by the pioneering work of Herrmann and Hauger, the analyses have been based on a linearized formulation that is able to represent the main structural non-linear effects and the coupling given by aer-odynamic forces. The results confirm that the interaction between aeroelastic effects and non-linear internal resonance leads to unstable phenomena for wind speeds which are by far lower than the critical threshold for standard aeroelasticity.
Proceedings of the 5th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
978-960-99994-7-2
Suspension Bridges, Non-linear Dynamics, Aeroelasticity, Stability, Parametric Resonance, Floquet Theory.
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