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Modal analysis of concrete bridge decks subjected to free vibration

Mohamad Bhkari, Norshariza (2005) Modal analysis of concrete bridge decks subjected to free vibration. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Civil Engineering.



This paper reports a brief study on free vibration dynamic analysis for determining vibration parameters such as natural frequencies and mode shapes for two selected bridges in Johor. The vibration parameters for these bridges are studied using finite element analysis software package ANSYS 6.0. A three-dimensional finite element model is developed for the bridges based on design drawing provided by Public Works Department (PWD). Separate element types with same nodal layer are used as a modeling technique in this finite element analysis. Mode shapes based on natural frequency analysis are obtained for the bridges from the models with and without diaphragms. It is found that a moderately coarse mesh density of 1m for every edge element length would be sufficient for a majority of practical structural applications.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Master of Engineering (Civil - Structures)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2005; Supervisor : Prof. Dr. Azlan Bin Abdul Rahman
Subjects:T Technology > TG Bridge engineering
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:4720
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:19 Dec 2007 05:41
Last Modified:28 Feb 2018 06:46

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