Application of lidars for assessment of wind conditions on a bridge site

J. B. Jakobsen, Etienne Cheynet, Jonas Snæbjörnsson, Torben Krogh Mikkelsen, Mikael Sjöholm, Nikolas Angelou, Per Hansen, Jakob Mann, Benny Svardal, Valerie Kumer, Joachim Reuder

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    Wind measurement techniques based on remote optical sensing, extensively applied in wind energy, have been exploited in civil engineering only in a limited number of studies. The present paper introduces a novel application of wind lidars in bridge engineering, and presents the findings from the pilot measurement campaign on the Lysefjord Bridge in the South-West Norway. A single long-range pulsed WindScanner lidar and two short-range continuous-wave WindScanner lidars were deployed, in addition to five sonic anemometers installed on the bridge itself, the latter for long-term wind characterization. The paper presents a promising comparison of the measurements obtained by the three different sets of instruments, and discusses their complementary value.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th International Conference on Wind Engineering
    Number of pages10
    Publication date2015
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event14th International Conference on Wind Engineering - Porto Alegre, Brazil
    Duration: 21 Jun 201526 Jun 2015
    Conference number: 14


    Conference14th International Conference on Wind Engineering
    CityPorto Alegre
    Internet address


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