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Cable Stay Fatigue Analysis for the Fred Hartman Bridge

Eggers, John C.

2003

Topics covered in this thesis include analysis and testing of single-strand specimens under tension and static bending loads, including the development of closed- form solutions to estimate the bending moment in a single strand under tension and bending. It also includes tensile fatigue characterization of strand. In addition, there is the characterization and analysis of vibration data from the Fred Hartman Bridge, including integration of acceleration data to attain displacement records and rainflow cycle counting analyses.

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