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