Dynamic performance of existing high-speed railway bridges under resonant conditions following a retrofit with fluid viscous dampers supported on clamped auxiliary beams
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TitleDynamic performance of existing high-speed railway bridges under resonant conditions following a retrofit with fluid viscous dampers supported on clamped auxiliary beams
This contribution investigates the application of Passive Control techniques to reduce the severe transverse vibrations that railway bridges of moderate lengths may experience under resonant conditions. The proposed ... [+]
This contribution investigates the application of Passive Control techniques to reduce the severe transverse vibrations that railway bridges of moderate lengths may experience under resonant conditions. The proposed solution consists in connecting the slab to a series of auxiliary beams clamped between the bridge abutments through a set of fluid viscous dampers. A particular configuration minimising the space occupied by the devices and the auxiliary beams under the bridge deck is proposed for two typical typologies in the aforementioned lengths: slabs and girder bridges. First, the dynamic response of a double-beam analytical model is obtained in closed-form under harmonic excitation in order to detect the main governing parameters, capturing the essence of the response at resonance of the main beam fundamental mode. Then conditions are obtained for the optimal damper constants that minimise the main beam amplification. Finally the effectiveness of the solution and the adequacy of the expressions derived from the harmonic case are proven under railway traffic excitation taking into account the three-dimensional deformation of the deck. Throughout the study special attention is given to the beneficial effect arising from clamping the auxiliary beam supports when compared to the simply-supported case, analysed by the authors in previous works. Partial rotational restrictions are admitted to take into consideration the expectable deviation from ideally clamped conditions. Two case studies are presented showing that the auxiliary beams size, if partially clamped, could be significantly reduced for the same main beam vibration mitigation level. If the beams are to be installed under a railway bridge deck in a practical application, this is a crucial issue in order to minimise the free space occupied with the retrofit. [-]
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