Effectiveness of cable networks of various configurations in suppressing stay-cable vibration

Luca Caracoglia, Delong Zuo

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Cross-ties have often been used as a passive mitigation system for wind- and rain-wind-induced vibrations of stay cables on cable-stayed bridges. Recently, dampers have also been incorporated in cable networks formed using cross-ties in the hope of combining the mechanisms of both systems, and to achieve improved mitigating performance. This paper presents the results from a recent study conducted to investigate the effectiveness of cross-tie and damper-cross-tie systems of various configurations. This investigation, which is based on both analytical formulation and full-scale measurement, represents a step toward the development of guidelines for the design of cable-networks for stay cable vibration mitigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2851-2864
Number of pages14
JournalEngineering Structures
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2009


  • Cable networks
  • Cable-stayed bridges
  • Full-scale measurements
  • Numerical methods
  • Stay-cable vibration
  • Viscous dampers


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