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Vibration Characteristics Analysis and Structure Optimization of Catenary Portal Structure on Four-Wire Bridge

Sihua Wang1,2, Xujie Li1,2,*

1 School of Automation & Electrical Engineering, Lanzhou Jiaotong University, Lanzhou, 730070, China
2 Rail Transit Electrical Automation Engineering Laboratory of Gansu Province (Lanzhou Jiaotong University), Lanzhou, 730070, China

* Corresponding Author: Xujie Li. Email: email

Structural Durability & Health Monitoring 2022, 16(4), 361-382.


The portal structure is the support equipment in the catenary, which bears the load of contact suspension and support equipment. In practical work, with the change of external forces, the support equipment bears complex and changeable loads, so it has higher requirements for its reliability and safety. In order to study the dynamic characteristics of catenary portal structure on continuous beam of four-way bridge, taking the catenary portal structure on Dshaping four-way bridge as the research object, the portal structure simulation model of bridge-network integration was established in Midas Civil. The maximum point of deformation and stress was determined by finite element analysis of catenary hard span equipment, and the frequency and mode of natural vibration of hard span were obtained by modal analysis. Secondly, through the field dynamic stress acquisition test, combined with the results of finite element analysis, the fault location is determined, and the vibration characteristics are analyzed. Finally, based on the results of modal analysis and vibration analysis, the method that the vibration of portal structure beam is affected by structural stiffness and vibration frequency amplitude is proposed. The torsional vibration of the portal structure beam was suppressed by increasing the stiffness of the beam and reducing the vibration conduction between the trolley and the beam, and the hard cross beam was optimized by strengthening the hanging column and the connecting beam and adding diagonal support between the pillar and the portal structure beam. By comparing the values of shear, bending moment, displacement and dynamic stress on the hard span before and after optimization, the amplitude peak after structural optimization is reduced by about 25%, and the application of oblique support and reinforcement of the beam can significantly improve the portal structure vibration.


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Wang, S., Li, X. (2022). Vibration Characteristics Analysis and Structure Optimization of Catenary Portal Structure on Four-Wire Bridge. Structural Durability & Health Monitoring, 16(4), 361–382.

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