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Study on Modal Dynamic Response and Hydrodynamic Added Mass of Water-Surrounded Hollow Bridge Pier with Pile Foundation


Medium: journal article
Language(s): English
Published in: Advances in Civil Engineering, , v. 2019
Page(s): 1-23
DOI: 10.1155/2019/1562753

This article presents an experiment program conducted to study the modal dynamic response of hollow bridge pier with pile foundation submerged in water. The forced vibration method was applied on a specimen designated with four levels of tip mass; and the dynamic characteristics of the first four lateral vibration modes of the specimen, including the first two modes along thex-axis and the first two modes along they-axis, were tested for three different cases where the specimen contacts with only outer water, only inner water, and both outer and inner water, respectively. Finite element models were established using potential-based fluid elements in accordance with the three different cases. The effects of fluid-structure interaction on the dynamic characteristics of the first four lateral modes of the specimen were then investigated through numerical simulations, and the finite element models were verified by validating numerical results against the experimental data. Based on the verified models, hydrodynamic added mass (HAM) and modal hydrodynamic added mass (MHAM) along thex-axis andy-axis of the specimen, induced by fluid-structure interaction, were studied with respect to the three cases. According to the distribution of modal acceleration and hydrodynamic pressure along the pier body, hydrodynamic added mass (HAM) distribution along the pier body was analyzed, and a simplified analytical model which equals the original fluid-structure numerical model was proposed to determine the dynamic characteristics of hollow bridge piers submerged in water. The research provides a better understanding of the effect of fluid-structure interaction on the modal dynamic response of deep-water bridges with hollow piers.

Copyright: © 2019 Yulin Deng et al.

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