Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 8, No 5 (2016)

Geometrical Nonlinearity Analysis of the Steel Network Arch Bridges

Sigutė Žilėnaitė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)


Arch bridges are one of the popular, oldest and graceful bridges which are being built in zones of the city and out of the city. However arches becomes especially sensitive to their buckling response due to dominated compressive force in the arch. In order to ensure stability conditions of the individual arch and arch bridges, it is estimated not just geometrical factor of arch, residual stress, work conditions, geometric imperfections but geometrical nonlinearity too. Geometric nonlinearity especially dominates in many times static indeterminable systems such as network arch bridges. However there are a few represents of estimation of geometric nonlinearity of the new construction form of the arch bridges created in a middle of 20th century. This paper represents estimation of geometric nonlinearity with numerical method of the steel arch bridges with vertical hangers and network arch bridges. There are determined stress-strain law and principal behavior of the steel network arch bridges under symmetric and asymmetric pedestrian loadings.

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2016-12-30

Keyword(s): nonlinear analysis; network arch bridge; steel bridge; numerical experiment.

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2016.974

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Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis ISSN 2029-2341, eISSN 2029-2252
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