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Svensson, H.: Cable-Stayed Bridges. 40 guidelines for bridge design. These guide- posed approximate calculation and pa-
Years of Experience Worldwide. Berlin: lines are of bridge aesthetic point of rameter modulation for preliminary de-
Ernst & Sohn 2012. 454 pages and view of structural engineers and the sign, which is very important for stu-
1262 figures. Including DVD of lectures crystallization of close harmonization of dents to study conceptual design. It is
on cable stayed bridges, 29,7 × 21 cm, structure and art, which have very im- very special in the book to arrange
hardcover, ISBN 978-3-433-02992-3, portant inspiration for bridge engineer- structural details in chapter 3 prior to
129,– € ing. In chapter 2, the author recalled the preliminary design content. With this
development history of cable-stayed arrangement, students can learn struc-
bridges from period of enlightenment in tural characteristics of cable-stayed
the sixteenth century, nitial practice in bridges first, and may begin with prelim-
the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, inary design practice in more reality and
failure and withdraw under heavy loads concrete.
but still used as stiffening measures for In chapter 6, the author emphatically
suspension bridges after industrial revo- presented some cable-stayed bridges in-
lution, and approaching modern form in volved by himself and Leonhardt, Andrä
1950’s. Chapter 2 described characteris- and Partners (LAP), and the others with
tics and typical examples of steel, con- innovative structures or span-length
crete, composite cable-stayed bridges records. Modern cable-stayed bridges
and their special systems, and also listed were created by German Prof. Dischinger,
famous experts and engineers who made and were firstly developed and popular-
great contribution to cable-stayed bridge ized in Germany from 1950’s to 1970’s.
development, which are the most plenti- Many innovative structural details and
ful and exhaustive historical documents various erection methods mentioned in
with great values. chapter 5 were almost proposed by
Chapter 4, “Preliminary Design of Germany experts, who also made the
This book was written by Prof. H. Svens- Cable-Stayed Bridges”, is the core of this greatest contribution to calculation
son with 7 chapters for 30 lectures as a book. Sections 4.1 and 4.2 incisively an- theory.
textbook in Dresden University of Tech- alyzed rational arrangement of mechani- In conclusion, Prof. Svensson, with
nology in Germany. Chapter 1 is “Intro- cal characteristics and geometrical sizes his 40 years productive and successful
duction”, and the chapters 2 to 5 are main of cable-stayed bridges. Section 4.3 experiences, contributed to us the color-
contents, including historical develop- “Bridge Dynamics” emphasized the im- ful development process of cable-stayed
ment, structural details, preliminary de- portance of A-shaped pylons and girder bridges, and annotated the quintessence
sign and erection. Chapter 6 introduced wind noses against wind induced vibra- of design and construction of modern
typical examples of cable-stayed bridges, tion, and mentioned prevention of vor- cable-stayed bridges in his book. This
and chapter 7 showed future develop- tex-induced vibration and wind/rain in- great work has been the best academic
ment. With total 454 pages and over duced vibration of stay cables, effective book in cable-stayed bridges since con-
1300 delicate photos or drawings, this is application of TMD system in construc- struction and design of cable-stayed
a versatile and great work in bridge en- tion stages, and seismic analysis in brief. bridges authored by W. Podolny and
gineering. Section 4.4 explicitly provided analysis J. B. Scalzi published in 1976.
In chapter 1, “Introduction”, Prof. methods and prevention measures of
Svensson uniquely proposed 10 aesthetic anti-collision for piers. Section 4.5 pro- Haifan Xiang, Yaojun Ge, Shanghai

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