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UDK: 624.21+699.83:69.009.182
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Published: Građevinar 60 (2008) 1
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Wind action on bridges according to the European standard

Mehmed Čaušević, Ivica Špalj, Elvis Žic

Abstract

After a brief description of wind action on structures based on Eurocode 1, a more detailed account of wind action on bridges is given. Possible occurrences of turbulent action, and the notion of aerodynamic cross-sectional stability of bridges, are described. It is shown on practical examples how vertical oscillation amplitudes were reduced on Storebaelt and Osteroy bridges by installation of directional wings on both the exposed and unexposed parts of cross section. By means of this paper, the authors wish to draw the attention of designers to the phenomena of bridge aerodynamics.

Keywords
aerodynamic stability, vertical oscillations, wind action, Eurocode I, bridge, turbulent action

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Čaušević, M., Špalj, I., Žic, E.: Wind action on bridges according to the European standard, GRAĐEVINAR, 60 (2008) 1

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Čaušević, M., Špalj, I., Žic, E. (2008). Wind action on bridges according to the European standard, GRAĐEVINAR, 60 (1)
Authors:
Causevic Mehmed
Mehmed Čaušević
University of Rijeka
Faculty of Civil Engineering

Ivica Špalj
University of Rijeka,
Faculty of Civil Engineering

Elvis Žic
University of Rijeka,
Faculty of Civil Engineering