Vehicle induced loads on pedestrian barriers

Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro and Laverón Simavilla, Ana and Baker, C. and Quinn, A. (2004). Vehicle induced loads on pedestrian barriers. "Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics", v. 92 (n. 5); pp. 413-426. ISSN 0167-6105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jweia.2003.12.004.

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Title: Vehicle induced loads on pedestrian barriers
Author/s:
  • Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro
  • Laverón Simavilla, Ana
  • Baker, C.
  • Quinn, A.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Date: April 2004
ISSN: 0167-6105
Volume: 92
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Vehículos Aeroespaciales [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper is a continuation of a previous one, Sanz-Andrés, Santiago-Prowald, Baker and Quinn (J. Wind Eng. Ind. Aerodyn. 91 (2003) 925) concerning the loads generated on a structural panel (traffic sign) by vehicle running along the road, although obviously, the results are also applicable to the effects of other moving vehicles such as trains. The structural panel was modelized as a large plate whose largest dimension is perpendicular to the vehicle motion direction. In this paper a similar approach is used to develop a mathematical model for the vehicle-induced load on pedestrian barriers, modelized as a large plate whose largest dimension is parallel to the vehicle motion direction. The purpose of the work is to develop a model simple enough to give analytical results, although with the physical phenomena correctly accounted for, such as to be able to explain, at least qualitatively, the main characteristics of the phenomenon, as observed in the experiments performed by Quinn et al. (J. Wind Eng. Ind. Aerodyn. 89 (2001) 831). Actually, in spite of the model simplicity, results of the theoretical model show a reasonable good quantitative agreement with the experimental results. The aim of this and previous publications is to provide to the transport infrastructure community with some simple tools that can help to explain, and in some cases also to compute, the unsteady loading produced by moving vehicles on persons and installations placed close to the roads or tracks.

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Item ID: 39750
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/39750/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:39750
DOI: 10.1016/j.jweia.2003.12.004
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167610504000066
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Aeronauticos
Deposited on: 31 Mar 2016 10:50
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 10:50
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