Using the analytical format set forth in the first of these two companion papers, numerical simulations of a passive aerodynamic control method for suppression of the wind-induced instabilities of a very long span bridge are presented in this paper. At first, the aerodynamic stability of the uncontrolled system is discussed using a sectional model and full bridge model, respectively. Next, the efficiency of the proposed asymmetric and symmetric cable connection control systems is studied. Both systems offer similar maximum improvements in critical wind speed. The asymmetric cable connection system turns out to be very sensitive to horizontal motions, which strongly degrade its effectiveness. On the contrary, the symmetric cable connection system is not sensitive to horizontal motions, but its efficiency is limited by divergence.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Engineering Mechanics|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2002|
- passive control
- structural engineering
- mechanical stability
- mechanical control equipment