MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 285, 201916th Symposium of Structural Dynamics (DYNKON 2019)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||12 July 2019|
Dynamic tests of composite footbridge segment – experimental and numerical studies
Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
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Experimental dynamic tests and numerical simulations of a 3 meters long segment of a footbridge made of polymer composites are presented in the paper. The span-length is reduced, however dimensions of cross-section are the same as the target footbridge. The segment structure is made of sandwich panels, which consist of fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) laminates (skins) and a PET foam (core). The first part of the paper contains description and results of experimental dynamic tests, which were subjected to the structure. The excitations during these tests was realised by a group of people standing or jumping on the structure deck. The obtained results allowed to determine natural frequencies as well as damping ratios. Moreover, cyclic loading was applied to the structure deck to check the possibility of delamination or debonding occurrence, as a result of repetitive dynamic excitations. The second part contains validation of numerical model - results of numerical analysis and its comparison with the experimental ones.
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