Response characteristics of wind-rain induced vibration of stay cables

Jian Hua Hu, Xiu Yong Wang, Zheng Qing Chen, Yiqing Ni, Zan Ming Gao

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In order to investigate the excitation mechanism and response characteristics of wind-rain induced vibration of stay cable, an instrumentation system of wind-rain induced vibration measurement, which consists of anemometer, rain gauge and accelerometer, was installed on the Dongting Lake Bridge, Yueyang, China. Many events of wind-rain induced vibration on stay cable were recorded. The preliminary characteristics of wind-rain induced vibrations, such as mode displacement amplitude, modal participation, aerodynamic negative damping and so on, were presented. The results show that the minority of the responses is nearly a single mode response and the majority of the responses is the participation of the dominant mode and multi-mode responses during wind-rain induced vibration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-48
Number of pages8
JournalZhongguo Gonglu Xuebao/China Journal of Highway and Transport
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2006


  • Bridge engineering
  • Field measurement
  • Response characteristic
  • Stay cable
  • Wind-rain induced vibration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Mechanical Engineering

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