Capacity Increase for Existing Steel Bridges Using Prestressed Cables

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Show simple item record Nuhoğlu, Ayhan Yücekul, Kemal Korkmaz, Kasım A. 2015-12-07T11:07:54Z 2015-12-07T11:07:54Z 2013-05-23
dc.description.abstract In the present study, a practical approach is proposed for geometric nonlinear analysis of existing steel bridges. The approach is defined by finite element displacement direct rigidity procedure, which is based on an iterative procedure. Tangent rigidity matrix is used for cable truss and/or framed steel structures formed by finite elements. Hence, effects of prestressed cables in system rigidity can be taken into account in the analyses. Moreover, stressing effects on cables are taken into account with equivalent temperature change. The research has three main parts. In the first part, prestressed cables are investigated for capacity increase for steel bridges. In the second part, an iterative procedure is proposed for existing steel bridges that can be used for geometric nonlinear analysis. In the third part, a representative bridge is modeled and analyzed. In the model, first, the representative model is analyzed as it is existing form and then, it is analyzed with prestressed cables in two different forms. So, three different results are investigated for their structural behaviors. In the analyses, geometric nonlinear behavior is investigated and results are evaluated. As a result of the study, capacity change by using stressed cables is defined for existing bridges. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Balkans Conferance on Challenges of Civil Engineering en_US
dc.title Capacity Increase for Existing Steel Bridges Using Prestressed Cables en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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