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IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Structural Morphology

Systematization of structural form of curved suspension bridges

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Structural Morphology
  • Pages: 10
  • Title: Systematization of structural form of curved suspension bridges
  • Author(s): Fumiya Murano, Yoshiaki Kubota
  • Keywords: curved suspension bridge, systematization, structure and form, form finding by experiment
Abstract
A curved suspension bridge offers multiple advantages including low weight, adaptability to various terrains, conservation of raw materials, and elegant architectural forms. However, it remains difficult to conceive the basic form of a curved suspension bridge because of the various three-dimensional forms possible and the currently immature knowledge of this system. Therefore, this study set out to clarify the relationship between the structure and the form of a curved suspension bridge and to systematize the fundamental underlying principles. In this study, we regarded curved suspension bridges as consisting of 田urved girders,・杜ain cables and hangers,・and 菟ylons and back stay cables,・and clarified the relationship between the structure and the form for each of these components by conducting a mechanical analysis and practical experiments.

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