Construction stage analysis of Humber Suspension Bridge

ADANUR S., Gunaydin M., ALTUNIŞIK A. C., Sevim B.

APPLIED MATHEMATICAL MODELLING, vol.36, no.11, pp.5492-5505, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apm.2012.01.011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.5492-5505
  • Keywords: Construction stage analysis, Humber Suspension Bridge, Finite element analysis, Time dependent material properties, MODAL-ANALYSIS
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Suspension bridges are widely used as engineering structures to across long spans and give rise to the usage of domains under the bridge. In the finite element analyses of suspension bridges, it is assumed that the structure is built and loaded in a second. However, this type of analysis does not always give the reliable and healthy solutions. Because, construction period of this type of the structures continue along time and loads may be changed during this period. Therefore, construction stages and time dependent material properties should be considered in the analysis to obtain the reliable and healthy results.