Cable Supported Bridges
Concept and DesigneBook - 2012
This book concentrates on the synthesis of cable supportedbridges, suspension as well as cable stayed, covering both designand construction aspects. The emphasis is on the conceptual designphase where the main features of the bridge will be determined.Based on comparative analyses with relatively simple mathematicalexpressions, the different structural forms are quantified andpreliminary optimization demonstrated. This provides a firstestimate on dimensions of the main load carrying elements to givein an initial input for mathematical computer models used in thedetailed design phase.
Key features:Describes evolution and trends within the design andconstruction of cable supported bridges Describes the response of structures to dynamic actions thathave attracted growing attention in recent years Highlights features of the different structural components andtheir interaction in the entire structural system Presents simple mathematical expressions to give a firstestimate on dimensions of the load carrying elements to be used inan initial computer input
This comprehensive coverage of the design and construction ofcable supported bridges provides an invaluable, tried and testedresource for academics and engineers.