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Numerical wind tunnel for aerodynamic and aeroelastic characterization of bridge deck sections

Author
Scotta, R.; Lazzari, M.; Stecca, E.; Cotela, J.; Rossi, R.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Computers & structures
Date of publication
2016-04
Volume
167
First page
96
Last page
114
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruc.2016.01.012 Open in new window
Project funding
ULITES - Ultra-lightweight structures with integrated photovoltaic solar cells: design, analysis, testing and application to an emergency shelter prototype
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/96824 Open in new window
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0045794916300098 Open in new window
Abstract
The aim of the present study is to propose a reliable engineering procedure to analyze bridges subjected to wind loads by-passing the expensive wind tunnel tests thanks to numerical simulations. These exploit Kratos, a free multi-physic FEM code developed by the Kratos Team at CIMNE in Barcelona, and, specifically, an adaptation to the long-span bridge case of its numerical tool for simulation of in-wind ultra-lightweight structures developed within the uLites project (supported by the Research ...
Citation
Scotta, R., Lazzari, M., Stecca, E., Cotela, J., Rossi, R. Numerical wind tunnel for aerodynamic and aeroelastic characterization of bridge deck sections. "Computers & structures", Abril 2016, vol. 167, p. 96-114.
Keywords
Aeroedynamics, Aeroelasticity, Bridges, FEM, Wind, Wind tunnel
Group of research
(MC)2 - UPC Computational continuum mechanics
RMEE - Strength of Materials and Structural Engineering Research Group

Participants

  • Scotta, Roberto  (author)
  • Lazzari, Massimiliano  (author)
  • Stecca, Enrico  (author)
  • Cotela Dalmau, Jordi  (author)
  • Rossi, Riccardo  (author)