Thermal behaviors of Tsing Ma Suspension Bridge

Yong Xia, B. Chen, Y. Q. Bao, You Lin Xu

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Abstract

With a total span of 2132 m, the Tsing Ma Suspension Bridge is subjected to daily, seasonal, and yearly environmental thermal effects induced by solar radiation and ambient air temperature. This paper studies on temperature distribution of the Tsing Ma Suspension Bridge via both field monitoring and thermodynamic analysis. Thermodynamic models are established and transient heat-transfer analysis is conducted to predict the temperature distribution of the structure at different time. The analytical temperature results are compared with those from the Wind And Structural Health Monitoring System (WASHMS) for Tsing Ma Suspension Bridge and it shows a very good agreement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBridge Maintenance, Safety, Management and Life-Cycle Optimization - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management
Pages2662-2668
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event5th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2010 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: 11 Jul 201015 Jul 2010

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period11/07/1015/07/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Building and Construction

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