The newly proposed Femern fixed link between Denmark and Germany will push the limits in engineering design. The selection of a cable-stayed or suspension bridge will lead to one of the longest bridges of its type in the world. The challenges of designing a bridge are many and the prospects of cable vibrations already preoccupy both the owners and designers. In this connection, the Danish owners/operators Femern Bælt A/S, together with Storebælt A/S, are funding a collaborative research project to examine the ways of reducing the risk of cable vibrations on a bridge solution. A novel climatic wind tunnel facility, dedicated to the testing of structural cables, is being developed as part of this research project. This paper describes the specifications and considerations for the construction of such a facility.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of The 8th International Symposium on Cable Dynamics|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||8th International Symposium on Cable Dynamics - Paris, France|
Duration: 20 Sep 2009 → 23 Sep 2009
Conference number: 8
|Conference||8th International Symposium on Cable Dynamics|
|Period||20/09/2009 → 23/09/2009|