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Cable Structures

  • Jerome J. Connor
  • Susan Faraji
Chapter

Overview

Historically, cables have been used as structural components in bridge structures. In this chapter, we first examine how the geometry of a cable is related to the loading that is applied to it. We treat concentrated loadings first and then incorporate distributed loadings leading up to a theory for continuously loaded inclined cables. We also analyze the effect of temperature on the cable geometry. Lastly, we develop an approximate formula for estimating the stiffness of a cable modeled as an equivalent straight member. This modeling strategy is used when analyzing cable-stayed structures.

Keywords

Concentrate Load Suspension Bridge Cable Force Main Span Moment Diagram 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerome J. Connor
    • 1
  • Susan Faraji
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil & Environmental EngineeringMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil & Environmental EngineeringUniversity of Massachusetts-LowellLowellUSA

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