DOI: 10.3390/app13169387 ISSN:

Seismic Reduction Analysis of Super-Long Span Suspension Bridge with Lattice Composite Tower and Damping System: A Case of Study for Qiongzhou Strait Bridge

Yan Zheng, Yimin Wang, Pu Zhang, Suchao Li
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • General Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • General Materials Science

In this paper, we proposed a lattice composite tower damping system to reduce the seismic response of super-long-span suspension bridges. Taking the QiongZhou strait bridge as a case study, we evaluated seismic performances through a finite element analysis (FEA) and shaking-table tests. First, the seismic responses of a super-long-span suspension bridge with or without a lattice composite tower to far-fault and near-fault earthquakes were analyzed and compared. The influence of the lattice composite tower on the dynamic characteristics and seismic performance was then investigated using shaking-table tests. Finally, the influences of different damping systems on the seismic response were evaluated, considering factors such as the damper type, damper arrangement scheme and design parameters. The results indicated that lattice composite tower could significantly increase the seismic performance of super-long span suspension bridge, while the optimal damping system could markedly improve the energy dissipation ability of whole system. Subsequently, this could provide references to enhance the seismic safety of the super-long span suspension bridge under strong earthquakes.

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