Calibration of the Numerical Model of a Short-span Masonry Railway Bridge Based on Experimental Modal Parameters

Cristina Costa, Diogo Ribeiro, Pedro Jorge, Rúben Silva, Rui Calçada, António Arêde

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Abstract

This article aims at presenting and discussing the strategies used to identify the most representative modal parameters of a short span masonry railway bridge, estimated by performing vibration testing to validate and update the numerical models for the bridge structural analysis. The bridge behavior is simulatedby a three-dimensional finite element model andthe validation of the bridge updated material properties is also complemented on the basis of material testing results and observations takenfrom visual inspections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)846-853
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Engineering
Volume114
Early online date19 Aug 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Structural Integrity - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Duration: 1 Sep 20144 Sep 2014
Conference number: 1

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