Static Analysis of Suspension Bridges: A solved Example.
Suspension bridges are designed today by making extensive use of discretisation methods of analysis (i.e. the finite element method). Examples of application of these methods to the analysis of suspension bridges, both in the static and dynamic fields, include the works of Chaudhury and Brotton (1), Jennings and Mairs (2), Abdel-Ghaffar (3) and Arzoumanidis and Bienek (4).
A suspension bridge is a type of bridge in which the deck (the load-bearing portion) is hung below suspension cables on vertical suspenders. Outside Tibet and Bhutan, where the first examples of this type of bridge were built in the 15th century, this type of bridge dates from the early 19th century.
A company such Tower Bridge organizational structure is a hierarchical with a concept of subordination of entities that collaborate and contribute to serve one common aim. Most of the staff in Tower Bridge are all in the front office dealing the member of public and tourist, some have more interaction such as the Ticket Office and Customer Care Guides.
Is it gonna be an arch bridge, suspension bridge or a beam bridge, or a truss bridge. “Civil engineers decide which type of bridge to build based on the weight or load that the bridge must support, the distance the bridge has to span, and the forces of nature that the bridge will have to endure”(Lewis).
I think a suspension bridge would be the best type of bridge to build from location D. This is because suspension bridges typically can span distances from 2,000 to 7,000 feet long - location D spans a distance of 4,200 feet across an ocean bay where long ships come and go.
Any structure is analysed with static method or dynamic method. Selection of an appropriate analysis method depends on a number of factors. These factors are purpose of analysis, importance of structure, methods available for analysis, type of bridge or structure and soil conditions.
Suspension bridges are widely used as engineering structures to across long spans and give rise to the usage of domains under the bridge. Suspension bridges are significant engineering structure due to the high costs and logistical importance. Therefore, the analysis of suspension bridges must be done on the best possible analytical model since structural elements such as the deck, towers, and.