Safety Levels of Reinforced Concrete Box Culverts for Installing Power Supply Cables
The authors have examined the applicability of reliability-based design to the existing reinforced concrete box culverts for installing power supply cables. The lowest safety index of...

Research on Structural System Reliability of Cable-Stayed P.C. Railway Bridge Across Hong-Shui River
This paper analyses the structural system reliability of cable-stayed bridge by using the modified all failure modes. The concept of the structural subsystem is used to help the selection...

Fluid Line Deployment and Repair for Space Station
Deployment of the utility system for providing services to the NASA Space Station Freedom provides a unique challenge in design and material technology. The system must be lightweight,...

Minimizing Erosion Damage to Embankments, Spillways, and Channels With Articulated Concrete Block Revetment Systems
The results of a multi-year applied research and testing program, focusing on the hydraulic performance of various types of erosion control products and revetment systems in steep-slope...

A Prestressed Kevlar/FRP Structural System
The strength/stiffness characteristics of a new lightweight composite structural system have been investigated in this study. The proposed system is constructed of FRP(E-glass/isophthalic...

Fabric Meets Cable
The newest generation of fabric-roofed stadiums are cable domes designed by David H. Geiger of Geiger Gossen Hamilton Liao Engineers, New York City. He also uses the term tensegrity coined...

Geometric Non-Linearities in Cable Tray Assembly Seismic Response

Cables and Flexible Pipes in Contact with Sea Floor
Flexible offshore systems can be analyzed by a number of different techniques. The techniques described herein fall in the general category of finite element methods. Special cable elements...

Assessment of Conductors
This paper deals with the mechanical integrity of conductors after several years in service and discusses current innovative conductor designs which benefit the structural designer working...

Optimization of Cable Prestresses of Cable Stayed Bridges Based on Minimum Strain Energy Criterion
In this study, an attempt is made to determine the optimum cable prestresses based on the strain energy criterion. The validity of the strain energy criterion on the optimum cable prestresses...

Predicted Fatigue Life Behavior of Stay Cables
Monte Carlo simulation results are used to illustrate the relationship between the fatigue lives of short prestressing strand test specimens and long strand stay cables. Long stay cables...

Development of High Strength Composite Cables
Fiber reinforced composite materials offer significant advantages over conventional materials, for such factors as corrosion resistance, lighter weight, and higher strengths. These advantages...

Wind Tunnel Testing of the Karnali River Bridge
An extended wind tunnel testing program of the erection procedures and the stability of the completed one-tower cable-stayed Karnali River Bridge was conducted with the help of full bridge...

Aerodynamic Improvements for Plate-Girder Bridges
This paper describes the application of wind tunnel tests on plate-girder cable-stayed bridges to ensure that the cross-section will not be susceptible to wind-induced oscillations. Information...

Inclined-Cable Aerodynamics
A series of wind tunnel tests have been conducted to clarify the fundamental mechanism of the vibration of the inclined cables of cable stayed bridges. The influence of the cable orientation...

Looking at the Past
The story of bridge building is related through a look at the bridges of the past, from earliest bridges of record to the latest cable-stayed successes. Progress in bridge development...

Field Observation of Aerodynamic Responses of a PC Cable-Stayed Bridge During Its Erection
Recordings were made of the response of a PC cable-stayed bridge during erection and the wind velocity at erection site. These recordings were analyzed to provide estimates of the characteristics...

Study and Design of Multi-Span Continuous Bridge
Multi-span continuous bridges which have been constructed in the Metropolitan Expressway Public Corporation are briefly explained. Some studies were carried out into their behavior. The...

Inelastic Earthquake-Resistant Design of Bridges—Application to Concrete Cable-Stayed Bridges
Various methods of earthquake-resistant design of bridges use in both the U.S. and Japan are summarized and reviewed. Among them, principles of approximate and rigorous inelastic earthquake...

Seismic Design of Cable-Stayed Bridges: Evaluation and Research Needs
Earthquake-response characteristics of cable-stayed bridge are evaluated. 2-D and 3-D models are considered. The cases of multiple-support and uniform excitations are considered; furthermore,...

 

 

 

 

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