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Multimode-based evaluation of cable tension force in cable-supported bridges
Author(s): Gang Zheng; Jan Ming Ko; Yi-Qing Ni
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Paper Abstract

For the purpose of developing a precise parameter identification procedure for bridge cables using measured multiple-mode parameters, a systematic investigation on the modal properties of cables is first carried out by using a 3D finite element formulation taking into account the cable flexural rigidity, sag-extensibility, and non-constant dynamic tension force. The dimensionless frequencies were evaluated for free vibration of cables with their parameters lying in a wide range covering most of the cables in existing cable-supported bridges. The relation surfaces between the dimensionless frequencies and structural parameters are obtained for both lower and higher modes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4330, Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways, (30 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434153
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Gang Zheng, Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Hong Kong)
Jan Ming Ko, Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Hong Kong)
Yi-Qing Ni, Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Hong Kong)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4330:
Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways
S.-C. Liu, Editor(s)

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