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George T. Michaltsos and Ioannis G. Raftoyiannis
This chapter deals with the basic principles of aeroelasticity theory (Theodorsen theory) and how these
can be applied to bridge structures with sensitive deck shapes. The most common aerodynamical models with two
or three forces as well as buffeting forces are briefly presented. Special effects such as galloping instability,
torsional divergence and flutter are also presented. The technique of experimental design employing test results
from scaled models is also described.
Civil Engineering Department National Technical University of Athens