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A New Era in Structural Analysis: Construction Staging

2009-10-01
Karakaplan, Ali
Caner, Alp
Kurç, Özgür
Domanic, Arman
Lulec, Andac
Over the years, structural analysis techniques are improved by use of computers. In conventional structural analysis, the structure is assumed to be built in a second. However, this type of analysis does not always give the reliable and healty solutions. When the results of the conventional analysis was compared to the construction staging analysis, the difference in results can vary from 10% to 50%. In construction staging analysis, the time dependent material strength variations and geometric variations are included in investigation. In this study, a cable supported pedestrian bridge, a standard prestressed precast I-girder highway bridge support condition and multi story building analysis was performed by construction staging to determine the differences from conventional analysis.