Analyze and Design of Suspension Bridge Using SAP2000

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Mr. Shubham Patil1, Ms. Samiksha Patil, Mr. Samiksha Patil, Ms. Swati Patil, "Analyze and Design of Suspension Bridge Using SAP2000", VIVA-IJRI Volume 1, Issue 4, Article 16, pp. 1-4, 2021. Published by Computer Engineering Department, VIVA Institute of Technology, Virar, India.


Structural design requires a full understanding and knowledge of all the components comprising the structure. A suspension bridge is a type of bridge in which the deck (the load-bearing portion) is hung below suspension cables on vertical suspenders. The design of modern suspension bridges allows them to cover longer distances than other types of bridges. The main element of a cable suspended bridge is the cable system. Bridges are normally designed for dead load, live load and other occasional loads. All loading and unloading conditions in analysis and design are provided as per IRC codal specifications. The whole modeling of the suspension parts of the bridge was done by using SAP2000. Suspension cable bridge having 1km span with single lane road, the intensity of road is given has 20 numbers of vehicles each loaded with 350KN (heavy loading class A-A track load) is analyzed by SAP2000. The output of the software presents results including moments, axial loads, shear force and displacements. Moreover, moments and axial load at each node and at any point within the element can be easily obtained from the software output. This thesis examines issues analysis and design calculation in over a structure will safe under all conditions.


Suspension Cable, SAP2000, Software Output, Design Calculations.


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