Experimental modal analysis of the Garigliano cable-stayed bridge

Paolo Clemente, Francesco Marulo, Leonardo Lecce, Andrea Bifulco

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An experimental study was carried out on the Garigliano Cable-Stayed Bridge (Italy) in order to find out its dynamic characteristics, such as resonance frequencies, modal shapes and damping factors. Measurements were done by using a limited number of sensors, properly located on the structure. This was excited by means of a lorry driving over a wooden bar. The experimental results were compared with those obtained from a finite element analysis. The numerical model, defined by means of the experimental dynamic analysis, was also used for the structural analysis under service loads as part of structural testing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485 - 493
Number of pages9
JournalSoil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1998
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Soil Science

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