ISSN: 1304-7191 | E-ISSN: 1304-7205
Resonant vibrations of two-span railway bridges under high-speed trains
1Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, TRABZON
2Gümüşhane University, Department of Civil Engineering, GÜMÜŞHANE
Sigma J Eng Nat Sci 2015; 33(2): 188-199
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In this study, resonant vibrations of two-span railway bridges subjected to high-speed trains (HSTs) are studied. The continuous beam is modelled by using Bernoulli-Euler beam theory, and the train is considered as a series of moving concentrated loads. The dynamic response is obtained analytically by using the assumed mode method. Effects of the speed parameter and the span to car length ratio on the response are examined. Numerical results show that the above mentioned parameters play very important role on the dynamic behavior of two-span bridges.