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Passive Control Of Bridges

Submitted2008-08-26
Last Update2008-08-31
TitlePassive Control Of Bridges
Author(s)Author #1
Author title:
Name: A. Michalopoulos
Org: Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR - 54124, Greece,
Country: Greece
Email: ccb@civil.auth.gr

Author #2
Author title:
Name: Th. Nikolaidis
Org: Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR - 54124, Greece,
Country: Greece
Email: ccb@civil.auth.gr

Author #3
Author title:
Name: G. E. Stavroulakis
Org: Professor, Department of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete, GR-73100 Chania, Greece and Institute of Applied Mechanics, Department of Civil Engineering, Carolo Wilhelmina Technical University, D- 38106 Braunschweig, Germ
Country: Germany
Email: gestavr@dpem.tuc.gr

Author #4
Author title:
Name: C.C Baniotopoulos
Org: Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR - 54124, Greece,
Country: Greece
Email: ccb@civil.auth.gr

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Contact AuthorAuthor #1
Alt Email: ccb@civil.auth.gr
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KeywordsBridges, Passive Control.
AbstractIn the design of bridges with large spans, the significant values of the moments at the main deck-structure require very heavy members, either in the case of a beam or a truss deck-structure. In order to minimize the influence of bending moments, several applications of passive control of displacements using cable nets are herein proposed. The base for all the proposed systems is the cables supported beam nets with additional prestressing control on support cables to optimize the structural behavior of the system. The passive control design problem leads to an optimal control problem for structures governed by variational inequalities. In this presentation several bridge systems are proposed and studied as applications of this method.
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