The vehicle-bridge coupling vibration (VBCV) theory is being applied in the safety evaluation of existing bridges, such as cable-stayed bridge. In order to study the dynamic performance and vibration response of urban long-span cable-stayed bridges under traffic flow, and provide reference for the design, construction and safety assessment of existing bridges, the urban cable-stayed bridge with single tower and double cable in service was taken as the research object. The dynamic response of bridges under vehicles with different number, distance, speed and weight was analyzed. And the VBCV of bridge under different vehicle density and speed was discussed. The traffic flow on the bridge was simulated by the cellular automaton (CA) model, a half car model with four degrees of freedom was established, and the bridge models were established by the ANSYS software. According to the displacement coordination and mechanical balance conditions, the two models were connected, and were solved by MATLAB software. The dynamic response of the vehicle-bridge system under the vehicle fleet and random traffic flow was investigated. The research results showed that the vertical displacement (VD) of the main span increased with the number of vehicles, conversely, the vertical vibration acceleration (VVA) decreased. As driving distance increased, the VD and VVA of main span decreased. The VD of main span was not sensitive to the vehicle speed, but the VVA increased with the vehicle speed. The VD and VVA of the main span increased with the vehicle weight, and the VD of main span was proportional to the traffic density. As the traffic density increased, the VVA increased first, then decreased.
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