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Line Girder Analysis vs Finite Element Analysis

Line Girder Analysis vs Finite Element Analysis


Summary: The blog article discusses the differences between line girder analysis and the finite element approach. It also helps the readers understand the most recommended method using simple examples. Whether you're a seasoned engineer or ...

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Streamlining Initial Cable Tension in Cable Stayed Bridges: The Midas Approach

Streamlining Initial Cable Tension in Cable Stayed Bridges: The Midas Approach


Summary: Determining the initial cable forces in cable-stayed bridges is a critical step in ensuring the structural integrity and stability ...
Beam Bridges: A Structural Marvel of Simplicity and Strength

Beam Bridges: A Structural Marvel of Simplicity and Strength


Summary: Beam bridges, also known as girder bridges, are one of the most common and straightforward types of bridges found worldwide. Despit...
Expert Tip: Curved Girder Analysis Part 3

Expert Tip: Curved Girder Analysis Part 3


I girder vs. tub girder Our next question may be “What are the differences between an I and a tub girder?”
Bridging the Gap: The Indispensable Role of Rail Structure Interaction

Bridging the Gap: The Indispensable Role of Rail Structure Interaction


What is Rail Structure Interaction? Rail structure interaction studies the interaction between railway tracks and concrete bridge structures...
Expert Tip: Curved Girder Analysis Part 2

Expert Tip: Curved Girder Analysis Part 2


The previous article (Curvature effects on a medium-span curved bridge) showed that we should be cautious to get reasonable torsional moment...

Expert Tip: Analysis of Suspension Bridges 5


Dr. Hirai was a Japanese engineer, professor, and researcher. In 1940, Dr. Hirai went to a movie theater and watched the news about the fail...