Analysis on Vehicle-Bridge Coupled Vibration of a Rigid-Frame Arch Bridge Based on Measured Road Roughness
Firstly, synchronous field measurements were carried out for the road roughness of the left and right wheels to obtain the roughness profile using a high speed laser roadway testing vehicle. Secondly, programming idea of multi-girder vehicle-bridge coupled vibration analysis module was presented briefly. Finally, a three-axle heavy truck crossing a rigid-frame arch bridge was taken as an example, detailed comparing and analyzing was carried out for the influence on the dynamic responses and spectrum characteristics of the vehicle-bridge system from three excitation cases which include using measured road roughness corresponding respectively to left and right wheels, using measured road roughness of left wheels and right wheels simultaneously. The analysis shows that when the differences in road roughness between left and right wheels are significant, the responses computed with inconsistent excitation is smaller than that with both of the latter two excitation cases, and there are some differences between the vertical contact forces of wheels and the spectrum characteristics of the vehicle-bridge system.
W. S. Han et al., "Analysis on Vehicle-Bridge Coupled Vibration of a Rigid-Frame Arch Bridge Based on Measured Road Roughness", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 255-260, pp. 1775-1780, 2011