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Title: Assessing the carrying capacity of the Antonio Dovalí Jaime bridge, by using static and dynamic load tests
Author(s): O. Ortiz1, A. Patron, E. Reyes, V. Robles, ME Ruiz-Sandoval, C. Cremona
Appears on pages(s): 31-43
Keywords: Structural assessment, instrumentation, static testing, dynamic testing, analytical models
Abstract:The Antonio Dovalí Jaime bridge is an important cable stayed bridge, located in the southeast of the Mexican Republic. The bridge has a total length of 1, 170 m and the main span is 288 m. It was open to traffic in 1984, and was the first cable-stayed bridge in Mexico. In order to assess the current state of the bridge an extensive program of non destructive tests was carried out; the field tests included measurements of stresses, a complete geometric survey of deformed configurations due to vehicle loads, and different series of ambient vibration measurements. The main results of the tests were: load-deformation relationships and dynamic properties (modal shapes, damping and frequencies) of first vibration modes. The results were employed to validate and improve a 3D finite element model of the bridge. The results obtained from FEM calculations were used to assess the actual state of the bridge.
Mexican Institute of cement and concrete, International Partner Access.
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