Paper Title:

Incremental Launching Construction Method for Steel Truss Suspension Bridge

Periodical Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 204 - 210)
Main Theme Advanced Research on Industry, Information System and Material Engineering, IISME2011
Edited by Helen Zhang, Gang Shen and David Jin
Pages 842-845
DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.204-210.842
Citation Kai Ming Xu, 2011, Advanced Materials Research, 204-210, 842
Online since February 2011
Authors Kai Ming Xu
Keywords Construction, Incremental Launching Method, Long-Span, Steel Truss, Suspension Bridge
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For steel truss suspension bridges, traditional construction methods always have their disadvantages. This paper firstly points out the limitations of the traditional construction methods (such as the erection gantry method and the deck crane method). As the solutions, incremental launching method is proposed. Then, as an example based on a certain suspension bridge in Western China, non-linear analysis is carried out in order to illuminate how to decide the important parameters in practical application. Some further problems are discussed at the end.