Wind tunnel testing contracts for the new Forth Crossing have been awarded to Italian university Politecnico di Milano.
Three contracts amounting to £447000 were awarded this week by Transport Scotland to the mechanics department at the Politecnico di Milano.
The work will include:
- wind tunnel studies of a scale model of the entire cable-stayed bridge structure to confirm the aerolastic stability of the bridge, during and after construction
- wind tunnel studies of a bridge deck section model mounted on end springs to represent the dynamic properties.
- wind tunnel studies of a fixed bridge deck section model at different skew angles with various different wind shield configurations