Dynamic behavior of hybrid composite bridge girder

Epaarachchi, J. A. and Karunasena, W. and Aravinthan, T. (2008) Dynamic behavior of hybrid composite bridge girder. In: 20th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM 20): Futures in Mechanics of Structures and Materials , 2-5 Dec 2008, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Dynamic behavior of a hybrid composite bridge girder was investigated using experimental and analytical methods in order to understand dynamic performances of girders under operational loading conditions. The vibration response of the girder was measured using a single-point impact excitation. A dynamic analysis of the girder was performed using Euler–Bernoulli beam theory and Timoshenko beam theory for comparison. Also the girder's hybrid composite configuration was modeled and a detailed dynamic analysis was performed using finite element (FE) techniques on FE software STRAND7. It has been found that both FEA and analytical frequencies are at par with the experimental results. This paper outlines some conclusions on dynamic characteristics of hybrid bridge girders and the rationale of using engineering beam theories and FEA in hybrid beam analysis.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2009 Taylor & Francis Group, London. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2009 04:55
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2014 00:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: composites; vibration; bridge girders
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
01 Mathematical Sciences > 0102 Applied Mathematics > 010204 Dynamical Systems in Applications
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870399 Construction Materials Performance and Processes not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4836

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