STATICS AND DYNAMICS OF SUSPENSION BRIDGES WITH NOTES ON SUSPENSION CABLES AND NETS

This thesis was submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy in civil engineering, University of Tasmania. It presents a historical review of the construction and erection of suspension bridges, and of the literature on them. Suspension bridges are often analysed as plane structures, as if a bridge has only one cable supporting a narrow deck with no torsional stiffness and no torsional stresses. The statics and dynamics of a laboratory model of such a single cable bridge are investigated both experimentally and analytically, followed by a short chapter on the dynamics of suspension cables and nets. A method for the static analysis of such a two-cable bridge is derived and used for both the static and dynamic analyses of the model. Measurements of the static deflections and natural frequencies and modes of vibration of the model showed good agreement with calculations. A chapter comprising some notes on the aerodynamic instability of suspension bridges is also included. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Tasmania

    Department of Civil Engineering, P.O. Box 252C
    Hobart, Tasmania 7001,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Hegab, HIA
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 226 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196842
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Thesis
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM