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Aerodynamic performance of Tintagel Bridge

Bridges 2018: Aerodynamic performance of Tintagel Bridge

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Ender Ozkan
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March 14, 2018
8:30 AM, London Time (GMT)
Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK


Ender Ozkan will be presenting "Aerodynamic performance of Tintagel Bridge" at the Bridges 2018 - 26th Annual Conference and Exhibition. 

Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK
14th March 2018
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What happens when you design a bridge in one of the most exposed locations in the UK?  What if the site was also surrounded by large rocky cliffs that amplified the storm effects?  These were some of the challenges faced on the design of Tintagel Bridge, located on a spectacular Cornish coastline. 

This presentation will provide a brief outline of the meteorological studies, aerodynamic testing and design implications of building a bridge in such extreme locations.  The unique architectural concept of the structure – with a disconnection (gap) at mid-span– adds a further challenge and interest for the audience.  Lessons learned from this project can be applied to other large and small bridges designed in exposed locations.

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  • Bridge design and engineering