A NOTE ON SUSPENSION BRIDGE ANALYSIS

A METHOD IS DESCRIBED FOR MEASURING LOADING IN THE HANGERS OF SUSPENSION BRIDGES WHICH ARE TOO FLEXIBLE FOR ANALYSIS BY ELASTIC THEORY. A SIMPLE, NON-DIMENSIONAL FORMULA FOR HANGER REACTIONS WAS DEVELOPED TO DEMONSTRATE THE HIGH RESERVE CAPACITY OF SUSPENDER SYSTEMS OF SEMI-STIFFENED SUSPENSION BRIDGES. IF THE STIFFENING SYSTEM OF SUCH A BRIDGE IS ADEQUATELY MAINTAINED TO PRESERVE ITS CONTINUITY, IT IS UNLIKELY THAT THE SUSPENDER SYSTEM WILL BE A GOVERNING FACTOR FOR RATING THE BRIDGE FOR HEAVIER HIGHWAY LOADINGS.

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    • Vol 21, Mo 8, PP 337-339
  • Authors:
    • NORMAN, R G
  • Publication Date: 1966-8

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  • Accession Number: 00207722
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 23 1994 12:00AM