1st Edition

Cable-Stayed Bridges From Concept to Performance-based Design

By Ayman Shama Copyright 2018
    400 Pages
    by CRC Press

     Cable-Stayed Bridges: From Concept to Performance-based Design covers the advances in analysis, design, and construction of cable-stayed bridges. The vast development of cable-stayed bridges in the past two decades can be attributed to the advancement of computational methods, materials, and methods of construction. Cable-stayed bridges have become a supplement of suspension bridges in spans that range from 500 meters to 1000 meters. This book devotes two chapters to the performance-based design method and its application to the seismic design of cable-stayed bridges. Other topics within the text include bridge aerodynamics, cable vibrations, and soil-structure interaction.

    Evolution of cable-stayed bridges. Component detail and Configuration. Types of superstructure. Stay cables. Pylons. Wind effect and aerodynamic stability. Analysis techniques. Design for static loads. Introduction to Performance-based design (PBD), Seismic PBD of cable-stayed bridges. Construction methods. Structural health monitoring. Inspection and maintenance


    Dr. Ayman Shama is Director of Seismic Engineering for Louis Berger Long Span Division. He received his MSc and Ph.D. degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a registered Professional Engineer in New York, California, Florida, Minnesota, Connecticut, and Maryland. He is Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and member of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), Seismological Society of America (SSA), Deep Foundation Institute, American Segmental Bridge Institute, and International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE).He conducted research that emphasized fracture of steel moment frames during the Northridge earthquake; seismic vulnerability of bridge substructures; structural identification of long span bridges; ground motion simulation, probabilistic seismic hazard analysis, and soil-structure interaction. His research has been referred to in AASHTO LRFD Design Specifications and Caltrans Design Guidelines.