Research on the road linear optimization design of bridge and tunnel connecting segment in the canyon


  • Lu Wang Chang’an University, School of Highway, Xi’an, China Author
  • Liu Yuwen Chang’an University, School of Highway, Xi’an, China Author
  • Chen Xiaoxin Chang’an University, School of Highway, Xi’an, China Author



traffic engineering, curved road, simulation experiment, radius of curve, bridge, tunnel, traffic safety


It is easy to skid and roll by centrifugal force and wind, which affects the safety of the vehicle. At the same time, the special location of bridge and tunnel connecting segment in the canyon will accelerate the wind, and make the transverse wind play a more important role in driving vehicles. Based on the acceleration effect of canyons on wind, the vehicle model is simulated by Carsim software, and the road and wind models are established. It is studied that the vehicle has different radius of circular curve under different wind levels, corresponding to different superelevation. The lateral acceleration, lateral deflection and transverse force coefficient are selected as the running state of the vehicle at different speeds to research the linear optimization design of bridge and tunnel connecting segment in the canyon. The result shows that when the wind force exceeds the fifth grade, it is possible for the vehicle to overturn under the limit minimum radius required by the standard value. In order to ensure the stability and safety of the vehicle, this paper considers the geographical position of bridge and tunnel connecting segment in the canyon and the relationship between the radius of the superelevation and circular curve. What’s more, it puts forward the optimal limit minimum radius of the circular curve with different wind grades of 5-9 grades. At the same time, when the road alignment cannot be optimized under the condition, this paper puts forward the speed limit that the vehicle safety can be guaranteed under different wind speed conditions. The speed limit can provide reference for traffic management and safety guarantee of mountain expressway.


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Wang, L., Yuwen, L., & Xiaoxin, C. (2019). Research on the road linear optimization design of bridge and tunnel connecting segment in the canyon. Archives of Transport, 52(4), 67-79.


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