The cable stayed bridge is an elegant, economical and efficient structure. Virtually unknown 40 years ago, these bridges have become increasingly important as their properties have been more fully understood. They have recently proved to be highly cost-effective for short to medium spans.
The second edition of this extremely popular book has been updated and enhanced to cover the rapid technological progress in this field. Exceptionally well illustrated, the book examines all aspects of the design of cable stayed bridges. Starting with a brief history, it addresses general design criteria and current technology, as well as static and dynamic analysis. The illustrations provide numerous examples of structures already built and document their critical parameters, including examples of outstanding structures which have recently been completed. The chapter dealing with stay technology has been throroughly updated to take into account the new, better quality products available from cable suppliers. The results of extensive experimental investigations concerning cable stayed bridges with slender decks, mentioned briefly in the first edition, are also presented here.
René Walther, an internationally renowned consultant structural engineer, and his colleagues clearly describe the state-of-the-art analysis, design and construction associated with this kind of structure. An invaluable tool for practising engineers and for students, Cable stayed bridges provides an easy introduction to a new field in bridge construction. This is a definitive text, the most comprehensive book available on the subject.