1st Edition

Footbridge Vibration Design

    204 Pages
    by CRC Press

    202 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Footbridge Vibration Design presents new approaches, numerical tools and experimental tools for assessing and controlling pedestrian effects. Moreover, it includes a number of reference cases dealing with design and control. Focussed on the translation of these findings into practical recommendations, guidelines, codes and design tools for the design of new footbridges, it aims to set a standard for footbridge design. This book is intended for civil and mechanical engineers working on footbridges or related infrastructural projects.


    Chapter 1: Recommendations, guidelines and codes

    • European design guide for footbridge vibration, Christoph Heinemeyer, RWTH, Aachen, Germany
    • Calibration of the UK National Annex, David Mackenzie, Flint & Neill Partnership, UK
    • The influence of dynamics in footbridge design: North American practice, Theodor Zoli, HNTB, USA
    • Application of French guidelines in design, Pascal Charles, SETRA, France

    Chapter 2: Numerical and experimental and design tools

    • Footbridges, numerical approach, Krystof Zoltowsky, Gdansk University, Poland
    • Design for dynamic effects in long span footbridges, Angus Low, ARUP, UK
    • The role of dynamic testing in the design, construction and long-term monitoring of lively footbridges, Álvaro Cunha, FEUP, Portugal

    Chapter 3: Practical experience

    • The Simone de Beauvoir Footbridge in Paris. Experimental verification of the dynamic behaviour under pedestrian loads and discussion of corrective modifications, Xavier Cespedes, SETEC TPI, France
    • Crowd dynamic loading on footbridges, James Brownjohn, Univ. Sheffield, UK
    • Application of tuned mass dampers for bridge decks, Christian Meinhardt, GERB, Germany
    • Experience and practical considerations in the design of viscous damper, Philippe Duflot, Taylor Devices, USA



    Elsa Caetano, Alvaro Cunha, Wasoodev Hoorpah, Joel Raoul