Cable-Stayed Bridges: 40 Years of Experience Worldwide - with Live Lectures on DVD

Cable-Stayed Bridges: 40 Years of Experience Worldwide - with Live Lectures on DVD

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By (author) Holger Svensson

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  • Publisher: Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn Verlag fur Architektur und technische Wissenschaften
  • Format: Mixed media product | 458 pages
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 302mm x 36mm | 1,878g
  • Publication date: 24 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Berlin
  • ISBN 10: 343302992X
  • ISBN 13: 9783433029923
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (chiefly col.), col. maps, ports. (chiefly col.)
  • Sales rank: 504,073

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The need for large-scale bridges is constantly growing due to the enormous infrastructure development around the world. Since the 1970s many of them have been cable-stayed bridges. In 1975 the largest span length was 404 m, in 1995 it increased to 856 m, and today it is 1104 m. Thus the economically efficient range of cable-stayed bridges is tending to move towards even larger spans, and cable-stayed bridges are increasingly the focus of interest worldwide. This book describes the fundamentals of design analysis, fabrication and construction, in which the author refers to 250 built examples to illustrate all aspects. International or national codes and technical regulations are referred to only as examples, such as bridges that were designed to German DIN, Eurocode, AASHTO, British Standards. The chapters on cables and erection are a major focus of this work as they represent the most important difference from other types of bridges. The examples were chosen from the bridges in which the author was personally involved, or where the consulting engineers, Leonhardt, Andra and Partners (LAP), participated significantly. Other bridges are included for their special structural characteristics or their record span lengths. The most important design engineers are also presented.

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Holger Svensson's name stands for 40 years of large-scale bridge construction the world over. He obtained his diploma from Stuttgart University and, since 1972, has worked with the world-famous Fritz Leonhardt. At LAP, Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Holger Svensson, PE, CEng, FIStructE, has been active as structural engineer, project manager and chief engineer, and from 1992 to 2010 as managing director and chairman of the board. He has been responsible for the design analysis, construction engineering and checking of cable-stayed bridges around the world, such as the Pasco-Kennewick Bridge over the Columbia River, USA, and the Helgeland Bridge over Leirfjord, Norway. Since 2009 he has been a lecturer and since 2012 is a professor at Dresden University where he teaches all aspects of the design and construction of cable-stayed bridges. Holger Svensson was for eight years a vice-president of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) and is currently an independent consulting engineer and a member of the juries for German bridge and structural engineering prizes.

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This great work has been the best academic book in cable-stayed bridges since construction and design of cable-stayed bridges authored by W. Podolny and J. B. Scalzi published in 1976 (Steel Construction 3/2012)

Table of contents

PREFACE INTRODUCTION Design fundamentals Design guidelines THE DEVELOPMENT OF CABLE-STAYED BRIDGES Predecessor bridges Cable-stayed bridges with steel deck Cable-stayed bridges with composite deck Cable-stayed bridges with composite deck Special cases ROPES AND CABLES Locked coil ropes Parallel bar cables Parallel wire cables Parallel strand cables Corrosion protection Manufacturing Supervision Cable anchorages Cable dimensioning Dynamic behavior of cables Cable assembly and erection PRELIMINARY DESIGN Analysis of equivalent systems Analysis of overall structural systems Dynamic behavior of bridges Protection against ship collision Calculation examples ERECTION Examples Analysis BUILT EXAMPLES Precast concrete decks: Pasco-Kennewick Bridge, East Huntington Bridge CIP cable-stayed concrete bridge: Helgeland Bridge Steel cable-stayed bridge: Strelasund Bridge Composite cable-stayed bridge: Baytown Bridge Bridges with hybrid decks: Normandy Bridge Series of cable-stayed bridges: Millau Viaduct, Rion-Antirion Bridge PROSPECT LISTS Bridges References Photo credits APPENDIX - 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN BRIDGE ENGINEERING WORLDWIDE Personally Bridges in Germany Cable-Stayed bridges abroad New developments resulting from competition participation Checking of bridges Technical Committees and Working Groups Actual projects Conclusion DVD with LECTURE VIDEOS recorded at the Technical University of Dresden