Structural Dynamics

  • The Hardanger Bridge seen from the top of the tower. Photograph by NTNU/Aksel Fenerci.

     

     

  • Railway catenary system at Fokstumyra in Dovrefjell. Photograph by NTNU/Petter Nåvik.

     

     

  • Below the bridge deck of the Bergsøysund Bridge. Photograph by NTNU/Gøran Loraas.

     

     

The research field of Structural Dynamics combines numerical simulations, laboratory experiments and site measurements on existing structures. This also include development, and application, of new methods and techniques for numerical simulation of dynamic response. 

Safety and reliability are important factors for all application areas, and one main goal of the research is to generate data that may be used to improve the design of bridges and railways and help extend the technology to solve the challenging problems of the future.   

New Associate Professor at the Structural Dynamics Group

Gunnstein Thomas Frøseth  is now an associate professor at the structural dynamics...
31/07/2019

Gunnstein Thomas Frøseth is now an associate professor at the structural dynamics group. Dr. Frøseth had recently completed his PhD studies at the same group with the dissertation titled

"Load model of historic traffic for fatigue life estimation of Norwegian railway bridges"

We wish him a warm welcome!

Apply for the Thomas A. Wyatt Best Paper Award

A new bursary for young researchers within the field of wind engineering and bridge dynamics. ...
14/06/2019

A new bursary for young researchers within the field of wind engineering and bridge dynamics.

The late Professor Thomas A. Wyatt and his family wanted to contribute to the work of young researchers within the areas of wind engineering and bridge dynamics at Norwegian universities. Papers produced by PhD-candidates and post docs affiliated with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the University of Stavanger are hereby invited to apply for the award.

Tom Wyatt Award- signing

From left to right: Mathias Eidem (NPRA), Eileen Wyatt, Anders Rønnquist (NTNU)

About Thomas A. Wyatt

Wyatt was a key figure in the creation of the Wind Engineering Society in the UK. From 2014 until he passed away in January 2018, he was an expert advisor for the fjord crossing group in The Coastal Highway Route E39-project. Read more about Wyatt’s scientific contribution: https://www.ice.org.uk/eventarchive/bridge-aerodynamics

More information about Thomas A. Wyatt and the award is given in this article: New bursary created for young wind researchers with a passion for life!

https://www.vegvesen.no/en/roads/Roads+and+bridges/Road+projects/e39coastalhighwayroute/news/new-bursary-created-for-young-wind-researchers-with-a-passion-for-life

Up to 2 papers may be awarded each year. The amount of the award is 35.000 NOK. The award is meant to help the winner to visit relevant international well-known research groups, and /or participate in conferences.

Tom Wyatt portrait

Dr. Tom Wyatt

How to apply

The first author of a candidate paper will be considered as an applicant and she/he must apply for the award by herself/himself, there is no nomination or recommendation procedure.

The applicant is asked to submit the following application materials:

•  CV (one page)

• The paper to be considered for the award with a verification of its publication during the period from August 1st of the last year to July 31st of the current year

• If the paper has co-authors, please provide an accompanying statement about the applicant’s and the co-authors’ contributions to the paper and contact information

• name/e-mail address/phone number to a reference person who is familiar with the applicant’s research.

The application for the award can be sent (either in English or Norwegian) to the following e-mail address:

Any questions can be directed to one of the administrators of the award:

• Manager Fjord Crossings Coastal Highway Route E39, Mathias Egeland Eidem mathias.eidem@vegvesen.no

• Professor Anders Rønnquist, anders.ronnquist@ntnu.no

The applicant will receive a confirmation e-mail with a registration number for her/his paper.

The deadline for submission of the application is September 1st 2019.

IABMAS 2018 Conference – Melbourne, Australia

The dynamics group was recently represented at the 9th International Conference on...
10.09.2018

Daniel Cantero on IABMAS 2018.

The dynamics group was recently represented at the 9th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS) held in Melbourne, Australia.

Prof Anders Rønnquist, with a paper titled “Inspection of steel bridges by modal hammer from bridge deck only”, presented the Hell test arena and the latest results obtained. The international audience welcomed this full-scale bridge test site with some interesting comments and suggestions. Additionally, the former member of the dynamics group, Daniel Cantero, presented the paper “Maximum stresses in mooring lines during parametric excitation” as part of the Mini-Symposium Submerged Floating Tunnels and Underwater Tunnel: Design, Safety and Maintenance Issues.

Two new PhD positions

Would you like to solve new problems and become an expert in bridge engineering? We have...
18.06.2018

Would you like to solve new problems and become an expert in bridge engineering? We have announced two new PhD positions on Jobbnorge:

Coupled vehicle-bridge dynamic modelling

Dynamic modelling and analysis of long span cable-supported bridges

NJS 2018 conference in Gothenburg, Sweden

From 12 th to 13 th of June, members of the Structural Dynamics group attended the 20...
18.06.2018

From 12th to 13th of June, members of the Structural Dynamics group attended the 20th Nordic Seminar on Railway Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. The conference was organized and hosted by the Chalmers University of Technology, in collaboration with the Chalmers Railway Mechanics (CHARMEC) group.

Professor Anders Rønnquist and PhD candidate Stefano Derosa presented the group work regarding the dynamic of pantograph/catenary interaction and the Hell Bridge test arena, giving rise to interesting conversations and debates with the other participants from all the Nordic countries.