The use of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites for cable-stayed bridges

W. Xiong,    Southeast University, China

C.S. Cai,    Louisiana State University, USA

R.C. Xiao,    Tongji University, China


This chapter introduces fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) applications for cable-stayed bridges with carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) stay cables, hybrid stay cables, and/or a CFRP bridge deck. For each of these CFRP components, key design parameters and design strategies are determined and the appropriate value of each key design parameter is suggested. Using the suggested parameter values, six types of cable-stayed bridges with a main span length of 1400 m are selected and modeled with the finite element method, through which ...

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