Suspension Bridge - Formfinding

This example demonstrates the formfinding of a suspension bridge.The problem is approached the following way:- The stiffness of the carriageway is decreased. (The force in the main cable can be calculated.)- The stiffness of the vertical cables is decreased. (The main cable gets its form.)- Thereafter the stiffness of all elements is set correctly. You will find the input data file viaTEDDY > help > examples... > ase > english > geometric_nonl > suspension_bridge_formfinding.datLevel of difficulty: advanced

Keywords cable, third order theory, suspension bridge, formfinding, stiffnesses, primary load case, SOFiSTiK example