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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 63
Edited by: B. Kumar and B.H.V. Topping
Paper IV.2

Static and Dynamic Finite Element Analysis of Prestressed Cable Nets with Flexible Supports

I. Talvik

Institute of Structural Design, Tallinn Technical University, Tallinn, Estonia

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
I. Talvik, "Static and Dynamic Finite Element Analysis of Prestressed Cable Nets with Flexible Supports", in B. Kumar, B.H.V. Topping, (Editors), "Computing Developments in Civil and Structural Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 91-97, 1999. doi:10.4203/ccp.63.4.2
The objective of the paper is to present a mathematical model for analysis of prestressed cable structures with flexible contour beam. The proposed numerical procedures are based on a discrete scheme according to the finite element method. Reliable model of the interaction of the flexible contour beam with the cable network enables to achieve more efficient solutions in the design analysis. Geometrical nonlinearity is accounted for in the cable net substructure, contour beam is modelled by linear beam elements. Equations are solved by iterative methods and explicit time integration. The described numerical technique has been employed to model prestressing, static and dynamic behaviour. Theoretical results have been compared to experimental data and used in practical applications.

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