Effects of Creep in Cable-Stayed Composite Bridges

by Anthony F. Gee, Alfred Benesch & Co, Atlanta, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete II


The paper summarizes the various ways in which creep in the concrete slab may affect the stresses in a cable-stayed composite bridge. It explains one effect in particular which is not generally recognized, yet which can have quite significant consequences with respect to the maximum steel stresses in the deck.

Subject Headings: Cable stayed bridges | Cables | Composite bridges | Creep | Steel decks | Composite structures | Concrete bridges | Concrete slabs

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