Simplified Calculation of Flow Resistance of Suspension Bridge Main Cable Dehumidification System

Zhiyuan Tu, Fusheng Peng, Zijie Wei, Guo Qian, Jie Wang, Chunjie Huang
2021 Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing  
To calculate the flow resistance of a main cable dehumidification system, this study considers the air flow in the main cable as the flow in a porous medium, and adopts the Hagen-Poiseuille equation by using average hydraulic radius and capillary bundle models. A mathematical derivation is combined with an experimental study to obtain a semi-empirical flow resistance formula. Additionally, Fluent software is used to simulate the flow resistance across the main cable relative to the experimental
more » ... values. Based on the actual measured results for a Yangtze River bridge, this study verifies the semi-empirical formula, and indicates that it can be applied in actual engineering.
doi:10.32604/fdmp.2021.011753 fatcat:6y7rzo3phngubdoq6hmwbpv65a