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OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

Wind Effects on Bridge Stay Cables

Project Information

Project ID:
FHWA-PROJ-10-0059
Project Abstract:

This project is an extension of activities conducted under pooled fund study SPR-3(078) to address the very important problem of wind-induced large amplitude vibration of bridge stay cables. Research activities will focus on wind tunnel tests to further clarify the impact of helical fillets, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe roundness, and wind turbulence on aerodynamic stability of stay cables.  

Goals

The key objective of this project will be to perform wind tunnel tests on a full-scale section model of a typical bridge stay cable to evaluate the influence of wind turbulence, aerodynamic surface treatment, roundness, damping, and cable/wind orientation on cable stability.

Research HUB ID:
7640
Project Status:
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount):
$85,994.00
Start Date:
End Date:
Public Access Plan:
No
Laboratory:
  • Aerodynamics Laboratory
Grant/Contract ID:
  • DTFH61-07-D-01034
FHWA Program Area:
  • Infrastructure
FHWA AMRP Program:
  • Structures

Contact Information

First Name:
Benjamin
Middle Initial:
A
Last Name:
Graybeal
Phone Number:
(202) 493-3122
Email Address:
Team:
Bridge Engineering Team
Office:
Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Office Code:
HRDI-40

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization

Organization Role:
Sponsor Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Lead

Managing Organization

Organization Role:
Project Managing Organization
Contact Role:
Project Contact

Performing Organization

Organization Role:
Performing Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Contact