About this Research Topic
Modern suspension bridges were constructed about two-hundred years ago. With the development of computer age, cable-stayed bridges were built over the last sixty years. Innovative technologies have always been applied to long-span suspension and cable-stayed bridges in the history. Over the years, new design technologies, high-performance materials, improved construction technologies and testing technologies have been developed. It has been known that Tacoma Narrows bridge collapsed due to wind-induced vibrations. Hangers of many suspension bridges have been replaced due to deterioration. Main cables of some suspension bridges exposed to corrosion resulted in the loss in load carrying capacities. Orthotropic decks of some bridges have major fatigue problems. The performance of new technologies is always unknown in the long run such as durability of a new patented damper system.
The aim of this research call is to provide a research resource to identify weaknesses and challenges in current design and construction techniques of cable-supported long-span bridges.
The Research Topic is to be mainly focused on cable bridge modelling, rehabilitation & retrofitting of long-span bridges, wind resistant systems, cables with less corrosion, cable dehumidification, cable fatigue tests, cable erection systems, concrete pylon construction, integration of disaster prevention systems, structural health monitoring, reliability-based design, superstructure fatigue design, application of weigh-in-motion systems, saddle design, concrete anchor block design, use of post-tensioning, hanger vibration, cable dampers, vessel collision, major earthquake, computational fluid dynamics, bearing capacity, settlement prediction techniques, concrete/pavement application and aesthetics.
This Research Topic will serve as proceedings of the special session on "Special Design and Construction Considerations for Cable Supported Bridges” during Istanbul Bridge Conference to be held in Istanbul Turkey, on November 5-6, 2018.
Keywords: Long Span, Cable, Wind, Monitoring, Seismic
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