Experimental validation and calibration of pedestrian loading models for footbridges

Fransesco Ricciardelli, C Briatico, Einar Thór Ingólfsson, Christos Georgakis

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Abstract

Different patterns of pedestrian loading of footbridges exist, whose occurrence depends on a number of parameters, such as the bridge span, frequency, damping and mass, and the pedestrian density and activity. In this paper analytical models for the transient action of one walker and for the stationary action of an incoherent crowd of walkers will be presented, whose parameters have to be calibrated based on experimental tests. Results will be summarised of tests aimed at a statistical characterisation of the walking parameters and of the walking forces. In addition, results of tests performed on a model footbridge will be shown, aimed at setting the limits of applicability of the proposed models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExperimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Engineering Structures
EditorsAlvaro Cunha, Elsa Caetano
Number of pages1407
Publication date2006
Pages189-199
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventExperimental validation and calibration of pedestrian loading models for footbridges - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …

Conference

ConferenceExperimental validation and calibration of pedestrian loading models for footbridges
CityPorto, Portugal
Period01/01/2007 → …

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