cable-stayed bridge

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cable-stayed bridge

[′kā·bəl ‚stād ‚brij]
(civil engineering)
A modification of the cantilever bridge consisting of girders or trusses cantilevered both ways from a central tower and supported by inclined cables attached to the tower at top or sometimes at several levels.
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To counter this susceptibility, engineers use various mitigation measures on many cable-stayed bridges around the world.
Theoretical analysis of wind-rain induced vibration of cables of cable-stayed bridges, Journal of Wind Engineering 89: 125-128.
Based on the finite element concept, a cable-stayed bridge can be considered as an assembly of a finite number of cable and beam-column (for girder and tower) elements.
These trends are behind the increasing popularity of so-called cable-stayed bridges, which typically sport towers of solid concrete that anchor high-tension cables running in straight lines down to the deck, either splayed like the ribs of a handheld fan or parallel to each other like harp strings.
Both projects were some of the earliest cable-stayed bridges in this country.
Throughout his career, Wagh has been involved in large, multidisciplinary infrastructure projects, including bridge rehabilitation and replacement designs of long-span, suspension and cable-stayed bridges, arch bridges, reinforced concrete box girder bridges and moveable bridges.
The dual-frequency GPS receivers mounted on the Tsing Ma bridge and the adjacent Kap Shui Mun and Ting Kau cable-stayed bridges are designed to measure the bridges' exact positions with millimeter-level accuracy, using signals from the orbiting GPS satellites and error correction data transmitted from the GPS reference station.
His development of erection-to-grade for cable-stayed bridges is now one of the most common and successful erection engineering methodologies for cable-stayed bridges.
He has worked with bridge contractors, designers, and owners in over 20 countries and four continents, serving as designer, reviewer, or technical leader for cable-stayed bridges, incrementally launched bridges, balanced-cantilever bridges, and light rail and high-speed railway bridges.
Cable-stayed bridges are a small subset of alternative bridge types, and many engineers involved in bridge projects have limited familiarity with them.
This book/DVD set for students and experienced engineers covers all aspects of design, planning, and construction of cable-stayed bridges, from their historical development through design issues and structural details of beams, towers, and stay cables.