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Title:Time-dependent analysis of cable-stayed bridges
Author(s):Shaukat, Adeel
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Foutch, Douglas A.
Department / Program:Civil and Environmental Engineering
Discipline:Civil Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Applied Mechanics
Engineering, Civil
Abstract:Cable-stayed bridges are constructed using the cantilever method of construction and generally take a long time to build. In a concrete cable-stayed bridge, concrete properties change with time causing a change in the position of the neutral axis. In different parts of a concrete bridge creep and shrinkage develop at different rates which depend upon various environmental factors and the intrinsic properties of the concrete. In bridges with a variable depth to the soffit, the analysis requires the use of average cross section properties of each element.
Within the premise of the Euler-Bernoulli beam theory, a procedure has been developed to calculate the flexibility and stiffness matrices of nonprismatic beam-column elements with reference to an arbitrarily chosen reference axis. New shape functions have been developed for the nonprismatic beams to interpolate the axial and transverse displacements at the reference axis. The reference axis may lie outside the body of the element. The theory has been extended to incorporate geometric nonlinearity. The shape functions for nonprismatic beams yield the exact stiffness matrix for beams with variable depth. A step-by-step method is suggested to analyze structures for the effects of creep and shrinkage of concrete.
Issue Date:1993
Rights Information:Copyright 1993 Shaukat, Adeel
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9314935
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9314935

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