Forth replacement crossing, cable stayed bridge
Main span 1660m, deck width 40m.
Wind-shield optimization, deck characterization in terms of static coefficients, flutter derivatives, vortex induced vibrations and stability. Wind loads on vehicle and wind profile on traffic lanes measurements. Tower static wind loads on sectional model; tower vortex shedding analysis using both sectional and full aeroelastic model.
Year of the study: 2009
Client: Transport of Scotland
Model & scale: Several different model
Area: Research project and Commercial project