Multiobjective Optimization of Cable Forces and Counterweights for Universal Cable-Stayed Bridges

In cable-stayed bridges, especially asymmetric bridges, counterweights are always made to work together with cable pretension forces to get a reasonable finished state. To solve the optimization problem of the cable-stayed bridge considering the counterweights, the integrated optimization method (IOM) for estimating cable forces and counterweights is proposed. In this method, the counterweights are proposed to act on the anchor points. After that, the summary of the minimum weighted total bending energy and the summary of the counterweights are considered as two objective functions of a multiobjective problem. Finally, the dynamic weighted coefficient method is used to solve this problem and realize the Pareto solution set. IOM presents detailed procedures in a simple numerical model and is then applied to the Yong-ding special-shaped cable-stayed bridge. The results show that not only IOM can realize the priority selection of the loading position of the counterweights but also get a better reasonable finish state because of the introduction of the counterweight dimension; the dynamic weighted coefficient method can quickly find the Pareto optimal solution set and be further screened by decision-makers; counterweight is very helpful to reduce torsion and other spatial effects in cable-stayed bridges. IOM can be used as a universal optimization method for cable-stayed bridges.


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  • Accession Number: 01770222
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 5 2021 12:14AM