Prestressed Bowstring Arch

by M.J. Kaldjian,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 7, Pg. 1-30

Document Type: Journal Paper


General formula for arches with extensible suspension rods is derived from strain energy of structure; specific equations are then obtained; simplified membrane analogy method of solving bowstring arch is also introduced; results of laboratory investigation of 49 in. span aluminum models; experimental and analytical results were in good agreement.

Subject Headings: Prestressing | Arches | Suspended structures | Rods | Strain | Membranes | Energy methods | Agreements and treaties

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