Experimental determination on the critical angle of seismic incidence of curved bridge

Tongfa Deng, Weibin Li, Ruiwei Feng, Yi Wang

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The shaking table model test mainly focuses on the study of seismic response law, aseismic performance and seismic damping and isolation effect of bridges with a single or multi-platform shaking table. Basically, the plane principal axis direction is adopted for the seismic input of structural models. Little research effort considering multi-angle seismic input has been reported in the structural model test. In this paper we designed and conducted a small-scale shaking table model test to study the seismic response law of the curved girder bridges with seismic input at different angles, and provided experimental verification for the theoretical method of the most unfavorable angle of seismic input. The experimental results show that the variation trend of component response to variation of the seismic input direction is consistent with that of the numerical analysis, which indicates that the designed device is effective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-68
Number of pages5
JournalVibroengineering Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event42nd International Conference on Vibroengineering - Shanghai, China
Duration: 19 Oct 201921 Oct 2019


  • Critical angle of seismic incidence
  • Curved girder bridge
  • Seismic response
  • Shaking table test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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