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ISSN: 2637-4668

Trends in Civil Engineering and its Architecture

Research Article(ISSN: 2637-4668)

Dynamic Analysis of a Real Footbridge Structure in a Najaf City

Volume 2 - Issue 2

Saad Al Wazni1*, Alaa Abdalabbas2, Roqia Hayder2 and Zainab Mierr2

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    • 1Department of Civil Engineering, University of Kufa, Iraq
    • 2Student at department of Civil Eng, University of Kufa, Iraq

    *Corresponding author: Saad Al Wazni, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Kufa, Iraq

Received: April 30, 2018;   Published: May 08, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/TCEIA.2018.02.000133

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The presented study consists of a dynamic analysis of a real pedestrian bridge structure of about 35m span over the highway connect Kufa and centre city of Najaf (Iraq). The main objective of this analysis were to assess whether the dynamic properties of footbridge structure meets the main safety requirements with the appropriate verification criteria. The extracted dynamic properties of the structural bridge model are natural frequency and mode shape. ANSYS software is used to perform the analysis by the way of APDL method. In this study, the first seven vibration modes of the bridge model are extracted. The dynamic characteristics extracted by modal analysis of the adopted bridge structural model exhibited the uncomfortable of vibration modes compared with European standards.

Keywords: Dynamic properties; Modal analysis; Footbridge; Pedestrian bridge; Steel structure

Abstract| Introduction| Structural Dynamic System| Adopted Pedestrian Bridge Structure| Finite Element Modelling| Results| Code Standard| Conclusion| References|