Seismic response analysis of long-span cable-stayed bridges subjected to multinsupport excitation

Yue Zheng, You Lin Xu, Liang Hu

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Abstract

A long-span cable-stayed bridge often has multiple supports separated by certain distances. If a long-span bridge is located in a complex terrain with different local soil conditions, the spatial variability may result in quantitative and qualitative differences in seismic response as compared with those produced by synchronous motion at all supports. Therefore, how to simulate the ground motion propagating in the field soil becomes imperative and crucial. The conditional simulation method proposed by Vamnarcke et al (1993) is adopted in this study for simulating properly-correlated earthquake ground motions at an arbitrary set of closely-spaced points. The absolute ground displacements at the different supports are then used as the essential seismic loading in the dynamic equilibrium equation which is solved by the Newmark direct integration method. The Stonecutters cable-stayed bridge located in Hong Kong is finally taken as an example to illustrate the conditional simulation of seismic ground motion and seismic effects on the bridge. The results show that the conditional simulation of seismic ground motion, considering wave-passage effect, incoherence effect and site-response effect, is important to reflect the spatial variability of ground motion. The computed seismic responses, including bending moment, stress, and displacement responses, also show that the spatial variability of ground motion shall be taken into consideration for the seismic response analysis of long-span cable-stayed bridges with multiple supports.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Environmental Vibration - Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Environmental Vibration, ISEV 2011
PublisherScience Press
Pages358-366
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9787030323736
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
Event5th International Symposium on Environmental Vibration, ISEV 2011 - Chengdu, China
Duration: 20 Oct 201122 Oct 2011

Conference

Conference5th International Symposium on Environmental Vibration, ISEV 2011
Country/TerritoryChina
CityChengdu
Period20/10/1122/10/11

Keywords

  • Cable-stayed bridge
  • Multiple supports
  • Seismic response

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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