Dynamic responses of a steel composite bridge subjected to a moving high speed train load in comparison with a PSC box girder bridge

S. Kim, H. Kim, J. Lee
2014 High Performance and Optimum Design of Structures and Materials   unpublished
Dynamic responses of a high speed railroad steel composite bridge have been investigated experimentally and compared with responses of a prestressed concrete box girder bridge which is one of the most typical types in the Korean high speed railroad. A two I-shaped steel composite girder bridge (1@40m) and a prestressed concrete box girder bridge (2@40m) have same span length of 40m, but one is simply supported and the other is continuous. Therefore, for direct comparison, the fictitious steel
more » ... mposite continuous bridge (2@40m) was numerically modeled based on a nominated design process. A set of experimental tests were performed during the operation of KTX, and dynamic responses (vertical accelerations and vertical displacements) were measured. Measured responses show that the vertical displacements of tested bridges all satisfy requirements for passenger comfort, but vertical acceleration responses were also found to be very close to the limit value for traffic safety. It was found that most of the excessive acceleration responses occurred when the passing speed of the train is close to the critical speed which causes resonance.
doi:10.2495/hpsm140121 fatcat:tmkm3sflize6xlcfuqql5dat2e