Design Application in Suspender Tensile Force of Tied-Arch Bridges Based on Inversion Optimization Method
Taking an actual tied-arch bridge project as the background, this thesis has a system static analysis by building up the finite element analysis model with Midas/civil, a large-scale FEM software, then establishes a mathematical optimization model for the back analysis to suspender tensile forces through two optimization schemes. Scheme one takes the reasonable bending moment distribution and minimum moment stain energy as the optimal control objective function to inverse analysis. Scheme two takes the bending moment distribution of dead load as the control objective of inversion optimization analysis, when the difference of the positive and negative absolute value is the minimum in the moment envelope under the load combination, which thinks about live load on the finished state. Through comparing the analysis results, the thesis demonstrates that the inversion optimization method could fulfill the requirement of factual project and be widely used for determining suspender tensile forces of tie-arch bridges.
Chunliang Zhang and Paul P. Lin
X. X. Sun et al., "Design Application in Suspender Tensile Force of Tied-Arch Bridges Based on Inversion Optimization Method", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 226-228, pp. 1586-1590, 2012