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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 33
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper III.1

Long Span Bridge Dynamics - Modal Eigen-Response and Mass Participation

J.G. Beith and T.J.A. Agar

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

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J.G. Beith, T.J.A. Agar, "Long Span Bridge Dynamics - Modal Eigen-Response and Mass Participation", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Developments in Computational Techniques for Structural Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 77-81, 1995. doi:10.4203/ccp.33.3.1
This paper presents a method for the determination of modal participation factors for any general dynamic problem. The method is illustrated by presenting the results of analyses performed on suspension bridge structures subjected to aerodynamic loading. The results were obtained using the finite element program ANSUSP. Finally, the paper presents and discusses the significance of the results obtained to date.

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