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The simplified analysis of the asymmetric single-pylon suspension bridge with rigid cables

Abstract

Suspension bridges are characterized by exceptional architectural expressions and excellent technical and economic properties. However, despite all advantages, suspension bridges have a few negative features. Suspension bridges with flexible cables share excessive deformation caused by the displacement of kinematic origin. In order to increase the stiffness of suspension bridges, an innovative structural solution refers to rigid cables used instead of the flexible ones. The paper describes a methodology for calculating an asymmetric single-pylon suspension bridge with rigid cables considering installation features. Also, the article presents the numerical simulation of the bridge and determines the accuracy of the proposed methodology.


First published online 15 June 2021

Keyword : suspension bridge, flexible cable, rigid cable, exact analysis, simplified analysis, construction method

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Grigorjeva, T., & Paeglitis, A. (2020). The simplified analysis of the asymmetric single-pylon suspension bridge with rigid cables. Engineering Structures and Technologies, 12(2), 61-66. https://doi.org/10.3846/est.2020.13737
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