Study on Pretensioning Force of Wrapping Wires for Suspension Bridge Cables
The question of the pretensioning force of the wrapping wires for a suspension bridge is one of the important subjects. It could prevent the main cable from eroding by air or chemicals. And it must have some loss under the influence of dead loading, each mobile load and environment. Now, the research of wrapping wire of the main cable is not much at home and abroad. And wrapping wire tension is mainly obtained depending on engineering experience. This paper has an experiment about the wrapping wire of Yangmingtan Bridge in Harbin to draw conclusions that wrapping wires tension which is 2m far from the cable clips is reduced extensively, more than 80%. But the residual tension, 8m from the cable clips, is about 35% of the initial tension. In addition, the wrapping wires tension which is about 93cm far from pre-wrapped wire-loops remains stable. Finally, starting from calculation theory, the paper puts forward that the wrapping wire tension should be 2.0kN.
Xiuli Du, Jianjun Zheng, Weiming Yan, Yue Li and Jianwei Zhang
S. Zhang and Q. S. Sun, "Study on Pretensioning Force of Wrapping Wires for Suspension Bridge Cables", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 446-449, pp. 1283-1288, 2012