Fatigue behavior of highway bridge cables under wind loading is investigated in this report in a comprehensive analytical manner using methodologies of linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM). The report includes (1) the formulation of deflections and bending stresses of highway bridge cables under wind-induced and vortex shedding vibrations; and (2) the formulation of the fatigue behavior or bridge cables and in constituent wires. The report further includes a discussion on the fatigue testing of wires and cables and an extensive outline of recommended research programs on the subject from both analytical and experimental standpoints. (FHWA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Chi Associates Incorporated

    Arlington, VA  United States 

    Federal Highway Administration

    Engineering Research and Development Bureau, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Basu, S
    • Chi, M
  • Publication Date: 1981-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 180 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00341487
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-81- 90 Final Rpt., FCP 35L3-011
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-9613
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1981 12:00AM