Georgakis, Christos T.1; Jakobsen, J. B.3; Koss, Holger1; Larsen, S. V.8; Macdonald, J. H. G.5; Ricciardelli, F.6; Svensson, E.7
1 Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 Section for Structural Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark3 University of Stavanger4 FORCE Technology5 University of Bristol6 Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria7 Femern A/S8 FORCE Technology
Following the successful completion of the Storebælt and Øresund Crossings, the Danish Ministry of Transport appointed Femern A/S to be in charge of preparation, investigations and planning in relation to the establishment of a fixed link across the Fehmarnbelt. To further investigate the causes behind the cable vibrations that were observed on the cable-supported bridges forming part of the aforementioned crossings, Femern A/S commissioned a 5-year international collaborative research project, entitled “Understanding and controlling wind-induced vibrations of bridge cables”. The ultimate goal of the project has been the establishment of novel vibration mitigation schemes that could be readily, economically, and effectively implemented on a cable-supported bridge that might form part of the fixed link. In support of the proposed research, Femern A/S commissioned a new climatic wind tunnel, designed specifically for the testing of bridge cables. Five years after its initiation, the participants report the main results from the research project.
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6th European and African Conference on Wind Engineering, 2013