Investigation of dynamic behaviour of a hybrid composite bridge girder

Epaarachchi, Jayantha A. and Karunasena, Warna and Aravinthan, Thiru (2007) Investigation of dynamic behaviour of a hybrid composite bridge girder. In: 14th International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS 14), 19 - 21 Nov 2007, Melbourne, Australia.


Dynamic behaviour of a hybrid composite bridge girder was investigated using experimental and analytical methods in order to understand dynamic performances of a hybrid bridge
girder. Vibration response of the girder was measured under single-point impact excitation. The girder’s hybrid configuration was modelled using finite element (FE) techniques and measured vibration was used response to validate the FE model. The natural frequencies were calculated using classical beam theory and Timoshenko beam theory to compare with experimental and FE results. This paper outline some conclusions made on dynamic
characteristics of hybrid bridge girder using experimental data and simplified analytical methods.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 15:46
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:17
Uncontrolled Keywords: bridge girders; dynamic behaviour
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials

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