THE ULTIMATE STRENGTH OF A-SHAPED BRIDGE TOWERS UNDER CYCLIC LOADING

This paper presents a basic knowledge of ultimate strength of A-shaped bridge towers under cyclic loading in the plane perpendicular to the bridge axis. The ultimate strength of the A-shaped bridge towers of Meiko-Nishi Cable-Stayed Bridge and Konohana Self-Anchored Suspension Bridge subjected to horizontal cyclic loading are studied. Experimental tests and numerical computations of model towers are carried out. The geometrical and material nonlinearities are considered in the finite element program and the numerical results are compared with the test data. Behavior of model towers with different type of steels is studied numerically. High tensile strength steels with both low yield ratio and high yield ratio are applied to the analytical model. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 864118.

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  • Authors:
    • Itoh, Y
    • KARTAWIDJAJA, A
    • Fukumoto, Y
  • Publication Date: 1992

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00663316
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 1-85166-953-1
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 24 1994 12:00AM