Messina strait bridge

Messina strait bridge

Messina strait bridge

Main span 3300m, deck width 60m.

Deck section geometry verification at High Reynolds number, Static coefficient measurement at 55 m/s 1:45 model scale, at low Re: Flutter derivatives measurement, Aerodynamic Admittance, Stability verification, Vortex induced vibrations checking.

Section models aerodynamic and aeroelastic characterization using static / forced motion / free oscillation tests.


Year of the study: 2010-2011

Client: Parsons

Model & scale: Deck sectional model 1/45

Area: Research project and Commercial project