Evaluation on thermal stress distribution of a cable-stayed footbridge under temperature loading

X. F. Fan, B. Chen, Y. J. Jiang, You Lin Xu

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Abstract

The thermal stress distribution of a cable-stayed footbridge is investigated in this study through numerical computation. With appropriate assumption, the temperature field of the footbridge is simplified and divided into several components. Fine finite element models are constructed for the deck plate, bridge section, and bridge tower to calculate the structural thermal stress distribution. The made observations demonstrate that the temperature induced stresses of the footbridge is substantially large, which should be taken in consideration in the maintenance process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Civil, Architectural and Hydraulic Engineering - Selected Papers of the 4th International Conference on Civil, Architectural and Hydraulic Engineering, ICCAHE 2015
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages849-854
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138029163
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Civil, Architectural and Hydraulic Engineering, ICCAHE 2015 - Guangzhou, China
Duration: 20 Jun 201521 Jun 2015

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Civil, Architectural and Hydraulic Engineering, ICCAHE 2015
CountryChina
CityGuangzhou
Period20/06/1521/06/15

Keywords

  • Footbridge
  • Numerical simulation
  • Thermal effect
  • Thermal stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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