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Innovative bridge cables for the reduction of ice-shedding risk

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  • Lubomir Matejicka, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
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  • Christos Thomas Georgakis
  • Andreas Schwarz, VSL International Ltd., Bern
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  • Philipp Egger, VSL International Ltd., Bern

Ice and snow accretions on bridges pose a hazard for motorists and pedestrians, as shedding accretions can have a significant mass associated with them. Various technologies have been tested on numerous bridges in an attempt to prevent accretion build-up or help mitigate the effects of the falling snow or ice on the traffic below. Most have been found to have problems with durability and cost-effectiveness though. In this paper, we present preliminary test results from ice shedding tests that have been performed on innovative cable surface modifications in the DTU/Force Technology Climatic Wind Tunnel (CWT) in Lyngby, Denmark. It is shown that contrary to the ice shedding of contemporary cable surfaces, the innovative surfaces retain the ice longer during the melting process, reducing the shedding ice mass and particle size, thus reducing the risk associated with the shedding ice.

TitelIABSE Conference, Vancouver 2017 : Engineering the Future - Report
Antal sider8
ForlagInternational Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering
Udgivelsesårsep. 2017
ISBN (Elektronisk)9783857481536
StatusUdgivet - sep. 2017
Begivenhed39th IABSE Symposium – Engineering the Future - The Westin Bayshore Hotel & Conference Center, Vancouver, Canada
Varighed: 21 sep. 201723 sep. 2017


Konference39th IABSE Symposium – Engineering the Future
Lokation The Westin Bayshore Hotel & Conference Center
SerietitelI A B S E Symposium Report

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