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Title: CFD Simulations of Wind Tunnel Tests On Deer Isle – Sedgwick Bridge Model. Part 1. Static tests

Abstract

The Deer Isle – Sedgwick Bridge is a suspension bridge connecting the mainland to Little Deer Isle, Maine. The structure was completed in 1939 and from the beginning it encountered wind stability problems that were similar to those of the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge [1]. The problems led to numerous structural modifications during the construction and over the years of operation. In the 1980s the Aerodynamics Laboratory located in the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center was requested by the Maine Department of Transportation to investigate the bridge response under the existing wind conditions and suggest modifications to improve its aerodynamic characteristics.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
U.S. Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration; USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1433491
Report Number(s):
ANL/NED-18/1
142225
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Sitek, M. A., and Lottes, S. A. CFD Simulations of Wind Tunnel Tests On Deer Isle – Sedgwick Bridge Model. Part 1. Static tests. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1433491.
Sitek, M. A., & Lottes, S. A. CFD Simulations of Wind Tunnel Tests On Deer Isle – Sedgwick Bridge Model. Part 1. Static tests. United States. doi:10.2172/1433491.
Sitek, M. A., and Lottes, S. A. Mon . "CFD Simulations of Wind Tunnel Tests On Deer Isle – Sedgwick Bridge Model. Part 1. Static tests". United States. doi:10.2172/1433491. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1433491.
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title = {CFD Simulations of Wind Tunnel Tests On Deer Isle – Sedgwick Bridge Model. Part 1. Static tests},
author = {Sitek, M. A. and Lottes, S. A.},
abstractNote = {The Deer Isle – Sedgwick Bridge is a suspension bridge connecting the mainland to Little Deer Isle, Maine. The structure was completed in 1939 and from the beginning it encountered wind stability problems that were similar to those of the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge [1]. The problems led to numerous structural modifications during the construction and over the years of operation. In the 1980s the Aerodynamics Laboratory located in the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center was requested by the Maine Department of Transportation to investigate the bridge response under the existing wind conditions and suggest modifications to improve its aerodynamic characteristics.},
doi = {10.2172/1433491},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {1}
}

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