Development of Optimal Structural System for Hybrid Cable-Stayed Bridges Using Ultra High Performance Concrete

Abstract

This study developed an optimal structural system for the hybrid cable-stayed bridge expected to have a durable lifetime of 200 years and of which major structural members are made of ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) with 200 MPa-class compressive strength. This innovative cable-stayed bridge system makes it possible to reduce each of the construction and maintenance costs by 20% compared to the conventional concrete cable-stayed bridge by improving significantly the weight and durability of the bridge. Therefore, detail design is carried out considering a real 800 m cable-stayed bridge and the optimal structure of the hybrid cable-stayed bridge is proposed and verified.

Share and Cite:

H. Kim, Y. Kim, W. Chin and H. Yoon, "Development of Optimal Structural System for Hybrid Cable-Stayed Bridges Using Ultra High Performance Concrete," Engineering, Vol. 5 No. 9, 2013, pp. 720-728. doi: 10.4236/eng.2013.59086.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

References

[1] Korea Institute of Construction Technology, “Develop ment of Design and Construction System Technology for Hybrid Cable Stayed Bridge,” KICT 2009-102, 2009.
[2] Korea Institute of Construction Technology, “Develop ment of Design and Construction System Technology for Hybrid Cable Stayed Bridge,” KICT 2010-088, 2010.
[3] Korea Institute of Construction Technology, “Develop ment of Design and Construction System Technology for Hybrid Cable Stayed Bridge,” KICT 2011-076, 2011.
[4] Ministry of Construction and Transportation, “Highway Bridge Design Code,” 2005.
[5] Korean Society of Civil Engineers, “Design Guidelines for Cable-supported Steel Bridges,” 2007.
[6] C. H. Lee, W. J. Chin, E. S. Choi and Y. J. Kim, “An Ex perimental Study on the Joints in Ultra High Performance Precast Concrete Segmental Bridges,” Journal of the Ko rea Concrete Institute, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2011, pp. 235-244. doi:10.4334/JKCI.2011.23.2.235

Copyright © 2021 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.