Understanding and controlling wind-induced vibrations of bridge cables: Results from the Femern Crossing research project

Christos T. Georgakis, J. B. Jakobsen, Holger Koss, S. V. Larsen, J. H. G. Macdonald, F. Ricciardelli, E. Svensson

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Abstract

Following the successful completion of the Storebælt and Øresund Crossings, the Danish Ministry of Transport appointed Femern A/S to be in charge of preparation, investigations and planning in relation to the establishment of a fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt. To further investigate the causes behind the cable vibrations that were observed on the cable-supported bridges forming part of the
aforementioned crossings, Femern A/S commissioned a 5-year international collaborative research project, entitled “Understanding and controlling wind-induced vibrations of bridge cables”. The ultimate goal of the project has been the establishment of novel vibration mitigation schemes that could be readily, economically, and effectively implemented on a cable-supported bridge that might form part of the fixed link. In support of the proposed research, Femern A/S commissioned a new climatic wind tunnel, designed specifically for the testing of bridge cables. Five years after its initiation, the participants report the main results from the research project.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2013
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event6th European and African Conference on Wind Engineering - Robinson College, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Jul 201311 Jul 2013
Conference number: 6

Conference

Conference6th European and African Conference on Wind Engineering
Number6
LocationRobinson College
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period07/07/201311/07/2013

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