• Summary:- This Lecture is relevant to IABSE SED 9 by Dr. E. Caetano, It describes the dynamic tests performed on Vasco da Gama cable-stayed bridge so as to accurately identify its most significant modal parameters from the aerodynamic and seismic point of view. The main results obtained on the basis of ambient vibration and free vibration tests are presented and correlated with the corresponding parameters provided by the finite element model developed at the design stage. Moreover, the usefulness of application of a laser Doppler sensor to perform dynamic measurements on a large number of stay cables is also stressed, as well as the feasibility of experimental evaluation of dynamic amplification factors associated to the passage of heavy traffic. (From the Summary of the paper entitled: ''Dynamic Tests on Vasco da Gama Cable-Stayed Bridge'', published in the IABSE Conference on Cable-Stayed Bridges Past, Present and Future Malmo, Suecia, 1999)
  • Keywords:- Cable Vibrations, Assessment, Vibration phenomena, Wind, Cable Stayed Bridge, Wind Load, Rain-Wind, SED9
  • Duration:- 75:00 minutes
  • Event:- Specially recorded for IABSE e-Learning