A Comparison Of Flutter Speed Of The Messina Bridge Considering Several Cable Configurations
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S. Hernández, J. A. Jurado, F. Bravo & A. Baldomir
The bridge over the Messina strait is an ambitious initiative started a few decades ago, which is likely to become reality in the near future. Several modifications have been made to the continuously changed preliminary design, so that the bridge is safe under a wide range of wind speeds. In this paper, a study of the significance of the cable configuration in terms of the number of cable planes and their location is presented discussing the relative efficiency of each of them. 1 Introduction Construction of long span suspension bridges has been very active during the last two decades. After the completion of links as the Great Belt in Denmark of the Hoshu-Shikoku routes, more challenging initiatives as the Tsugaru crossing in Japan  or the Rías Altas link in Spain  are under study. Figure 1: Bridge over the Messina strait.