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An analysis of the dynamic characteristics of a suspension bridge by ambient vibration measurements

Abdel-Ghaffar, Ahmed Mansour and Housner, George W. (1977) An analysis of the dynamic characteristics of a suspension bridge by ambient vibration measurements. California Institute of Technology . (Unpublished) http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechEERL:1977.EERL-77-01

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Abstract

Extensive experimental investigations were conducted on the Vincent-Thomas Suspension Bridge at Los Angeles Harbor to determine natural frequencies and mode shapes of vertical, torsional and lateral vibrations of the structure. These ambient vibration tests involved the simultaneous measurements of both vertical and lateral vibrational motions caused by traffic. Measurements were made at selected points on different cross sections of the stiffening structure. Comparison with previously computed mode shapes and frequencies shows good agreement with the experimental results, thus confirming both the accuracy of the experimental determination and the reliability of the method of computation.


Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Additional Information:PB 275 063/AS
Group:Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory
Record Number:CaltechEERL:1977.EERL-77-01
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ID Code:26351
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Deposited On:19 Feb 2008
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