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Materials 2014, 7(6), 4854-4877; doi:10.3390/ma7064854

Static and Dynamic Characteristics of a Long-Span Cable-Stayed Bridge with CFRP Cables

Department of Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, Zhejiang, China
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Received: 21 March 2014 / Revised: 25 May 2014 / Accepted: 12 June 2014 / Published: 23 June 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Carbon Fibers)

Abstract

In this study, the scope of CFRP cables in cable-stayed bridges is studied by establishing a numerical model of a 1400-m span of the same. The mechanical properties and characteristics of CFRP stay cables and of a cable-stayed bridge with CFRP cables are here subjected to comprehensive analysis. The anomalies in the damping properties of free vibration, nonlinear parametric vibration and wind fluctuating vibration between steel cables and CFRP cables are determined. The structural stiffness, wind resistance and traffic vibration of the cable-stayed bridge with CFRP cables are also analyzed. It was found that the static performances of a cable-stayed bridge with CFRP cables and steel cables are basically the same. The natural frequencies of CFRP cables do not coincide with the major natural frequencies of the cable-stayed bridge, so the likelihood of CFRP cable-bridge coupling vibration is minuscule. For CFRP cables, the response amplitudes of both parametric vibration and wind fluctuating vibration are smaller than those of steel cables. It can be concluded from the research that the use of CFRP cables does not change the dynamic characteristics of the vehicle-bridge coupling vibration. Therefore, they can be used in long-span cable-stayed bridges with an excellent mechanical performance. View Full-Text
Keywords: CFRP stay cables; long span; cable-stayed bridge; static characteristics; dynamic characteristics CFRP stay cables; long span; cable-stayed bridge; static characteristics; dynamic characteristics
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Xie, X.; Li, X.; Shen, Y. Static and Dynamic Characteristics of a Long-Span Cable-Stayed Bridge with CFRP Cables. Materials 2014, 7, 4854-4877.

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