Gaining acceptance: Testing of stay-cable systems assures durability

As part of the qualification process for bridge designers who use stay-cable systems for medium- to long-span bridges due to their structural efficiency, durability and aesthetic appearance, a systematic testing program is instituted in order to ensure the health and long service life of a bridge. Described in this article are the three current stay-cable-testing guidelines and their application to current bridge design and construction. Also highlighted are emerging trends in stay-cable testing for use with the next generation of bridges. Fatigue testing and leak testing are among the tests described.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 46, 48, 50-51
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  • Accession Number: 01483178
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 2013 8:53AM