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Title: Experimental analysis of a high-speed railway bridge under Thalys trains
Authors: Xia, H ×
De Roeck, Guido
Zhang, N
Maeck, Johan #
Issue Date: Jan-2003
Publisher: Academic press ltd elsevier science ltd
Series Title: Journal of sound and vibration vol:268 issue:1 pages:103-113
Abstract: In this paper dynamic experiments on the Antoing Bridge located on the high-speed railway line between Paris and Brussels are reported. The experiments were co-operatively carried out by the Northern Jiaotong University from China, the Catholic University of Leuven, the Free University of Brussels and the Belgium Railway Company NMBS-SNCB from Belgium. The bridge is composed of multi-span simply supported PC girders with spans of 50 in and U-shaped sections. The loads are the high-speed Thalys trains with articulated vehicles. The speeds of the Thalys trains were between 265 and 310 km/h. In the experiments, the dynamic responses of the bridge such as the deflections, the accelerations and the strains that were measured by a laser velocity displacement transducer accelerometers and strain gauges, respectively. Many useful results have been obtained from the analysis of the recorded data. The tests and the measured results can be a reference for the study and the design of high-speed railway bridges. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0022-460X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Structural Mechanics Section
Department of Civil Engineering - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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