Seismic (effect on) time history analysis for cable-stayed suspension hybrid bridge considering different geometrical configuration for far field earthquakes

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J. H. Gabra
A.K. Desai


To increase the maximum span of cable-stayed bridges, Uwe Starossek has developed a modified statical system. The basic idea of this new concept is the use of pairs of inclined pylon legs that spread out longitudinally from the foundation base or from the girder level. Spread-pylon cable-stayed bridge has distinct advantage like reduction of sag of cables and oscillation of cable during earthquake over traditional cable-stayed bridges. Spread-pylon also improves seismic performance of deck during strong ground motion. Here in this paper dynamic behaviour of cable stayed suspension Hybrid bridge with different structural configuration with seismic loading was studied.

The primary aim , here, is to present response to Seismic effect on Cable stayed Bridges with different cable system taking under consideration SSI.It is evidently clear  that Soil Foundation Structure Interaction relies greatly on various factors such as soil and its properties, manner and type of structure and/or its foundation.. In this paper , the emphasis is on the simplified model and foundation on piles. For the modelling author has used SAP2000 software. The study includes the response of the bridge modelled towards variation in the cable system under consideration of SSI. A bridge similar to that of Bridge at Ling Ding Strait China is taken as a reference and 6 models are created with variation in cable system ( ranging from original cable stayed bridge to suspension type, composite bridge and cable stayed suspension hybrid bridge). Soil modeling is done using the spring and dashpots ( Kelvin element) for simulation of SSI effects.The results observed that effects of SSI has a substantial impact on selection of   system of cables and the pylon leg inclination  for any Cable- Stayed- Suspension Hybrid Bridge(CSSHB)

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