Parameter Sensitivity Analysis of Vertical Deflection for Long-Span Continuous Rigid-Frame Bridge
The excessive long-term deflections of a long span continuous girder bridge may induce vehicles to move unsafely and hazard to the bridge operation, thus to limit the development of this bridge type. In this paper the main parameters influencing the long-term deflections of a continuous rigid-frame bridge, such as pre-stressed losses, mass distribution of the box girder and Young’s modules of concrete etc., were investigated. With the establishment of the finite element model of a real bridge and the premise of describing mechanism of each parameter, detailed parameter sensitivity analysis of long-term deflections were carried out with numerical simulation method. The results of this study may help to understand the main mechanism about the long-term deflection of continuous rigid-frame bridge and provide some reference for the wide use of this type of bridges.
H. B. Zheng et al., "Parameter Sensitivity Analysis of Vertical Deflection for Long-Span Continuous Rigid-Frame Bridge", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 1500-1504, 2011