Cable Supported Bridges: Concept and Design

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 30, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 512 pages
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Fourteen years on from its last edition, Cable SupportedBridges: Concept and Design, Third Edition, has beensignificantly updated with new material and brand new imagerythroughout. Since the appearance of the second edition, the focuson the dynamic response of cable supported bridges has increased,and this development is recognised with two new chapters, coveringbridge aerodynamics and other dynamic topics such aspedestrian-induced vibrations and bridge monitoring.

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.

 

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Contents

Evolution of Cable Supported Bridges
1-3
Cables
2-4
Cable System
3-2
Deck Stiffening Girder
3-178
Pylons
5-2
Cable Anchorage and Connection
6-2
Erection
6-91
Aerodynamics
7-83
Particular Issues
8-50
References
9-25
Index
9-36
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About the author (2011)

Niels Jørgen Gimsing & Christos Georgakis, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby
Professor Gimsing is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark and a Consulting Bridge Engineer. He consulted on the design for numerous landmark bridges including the Femern Bridge, third bridge across the Firth of Forth in Scotland, the Messina Strait Bridge and the 47km long motorway bridge across the Gulf of Thailand, and was a Finalist in the Millennium Bridge Competition for a pedestrian bridge across the Thames at St. Paul's Cathedral. He has won numerous design, teaching and research awards for his work within the structural engineering community and is the author of Cable Supported Bridges 2e (Wiley, 1997) and co-author of The Messina Strait Bridge (CRC, 2009).

Dr. Christos Georgakis is Associate Professor in Structural Engineering and Prof Gimsing’s teaching successor at DTU. He has particular experience in relation to dynamic actions from his work at the Wind Tunnel Laboratory in Copenhagen and is also involved in several research projects dealing with the dynamics of slender bridges such as the Millennium Bridge in London.

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