The motivation for this research is the need to study in-depth the dynamic interaction between (high-speed) trains and (railway) bridges. This research focuses on curved railway bridges and its particular goal is to derive analytical solutions of simple mechanical configurations of curved bridges under travelling vertical and radial loads.
To derive analytical solutions of the time-history response of a curved bridge under moving loads.
Applicant's Learning Objectives:
At the end of this course the applicant should have the ability to perform advanced (linear) dynamic analysis.