Design of Static Test Model for Three-Tower Cable-Stayed Self-Anchored Suspension Composed Bridge
Cable-stayed self-anchored suspension composed bridges have novel structures and aesthetic appearance with complex system and difficulty for design and construction. In order to acquire a better knowledge of the load-carrying capability of this type of bridges, based on a real bridge and the theory of abnormal similarity, a full-bridge scaled down(1:20) test model was built to simulate the whole process of construction. The test results were preferably fit the theoretical calculation value. It can be seen that the design of the bridge was reasonable, and the accuracy of the calculation of finite element model was verified at the same time. The test and the related results can be used as the reference for the test and design of the similar bridges.
Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li
Y. Zhao et al., "Design of Static Test Model for Three-Tower Cable-Stayed Self-Anchored Suspension Composed Bridge", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 1528-1535, 2011