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Coupled Systems Mechanics   Volume 6, Number 4, December 2017, pages 377-398
Inclined cable-systems in suspended bridges for restricting dynamic deformations
Ioannis Raftoyiannis, Theodore Konstantakopoulos and George Michaltsos

Abstract     [Full Text]
    The present paper deals with the influence of the inclination of cables\' system on the decrease of the lateral-torsional motion because of dynamic loadings. For this goal, a mathematical model is proposed. A 3-D analysis is performed for the solution of the bridge model. The theoretical formulation is based on a continuum approach, which has been widely used in the literature to analyze such bridges. The resulting uncoupled equations of motion are solved using the Laplace Transformation, while the case of the coupled motion is solved through the use of the potential energy. Finally, characteristic examples are presented and useful results are obtained.
Key Words
    suspension bridges; footbridges; dynamic behavior; damping systems
Ioannis Raftoyiannis and George Michaltsos: National Technical University of Athens, Department of Civil Engineering, 15780, Greece
Theodore Konstantakopoulos: University of Thessaly, Greece

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