Stochastic finite element analysis of long-span bridges with CFRP cables under earthquake ground motion

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Cavdar O., Bayraktar A., Adanur S., BAŞAĞA H. B.

SADHANA-ACADEMY PROCEEDINGS IN ENGINEERING SCIENCES, vol.35, no.3, pp.341-354, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12046-010-0013-1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.341-354
  • Keywords: Cable-supported bridges, suspension bridges, carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) cable, stochastic finite element method (SFEM), random variable, Monte Carlo simulation (MCS) method, SUSPENSION BRIDGES, COMPOSITES, PARAMETERS, DYNAMICS, FORCES
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Stochastic seismic analysis of long-span bridges with Carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) cables are presented in this study through combination of the advantages of the perturbation based stochastic finite element method (SFEM) and Monte Carlo simulation (MCS) method. Jindo cable-stayed and Fatih Sultan Mehmet (Second Bosporus) suspension bridges are chosen as an example. Carbon fibre reinforced polymer cable (CFRP) and steel cables are used separately, in which the cable's cross sectional area is determined by the principle equivalent axial stiffness. Geometric nonlinear effects are considered in the analysis. Uncertainties in the material are taken into account and Kocaeli earthquake in 1999 is chosen as a ground motion. The efficiency and accuracy of the proposed algorithm are validated by comparing with results of MCS method. It can be stated that using of CFRP cables in long-span bridges subjected to earthquake forces is feasible.