Approximate solution for the shape of submerged funicular arches with self-weight

Chai, Y. H. and Wang, C. M. (2005) Approximate solution for the shape of submerged funicular arches with self-weight. Journal of Structural Engineering, 131 3: 399-404. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(2005)131:3(399)


Author Chai, Y. H.
Wang, C. M.
Title Approximate solution for the shape of submerged funicular arches with self-weight
Journal name Journal of Structural Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0733-9445
1943-541X
Publication date 2005-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(2005)131:3(399)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 131
Issue 3
Start page 399
End page 404
Total pages 6
Place of publication Reston, VA, United States
Publisher American Society of Civil Engineers
Language eng
Abstract In this study, the effect of self-weight on the funicular shape of submerged arches is found to be significant in cases of long span arches submerged in shallow water. Since no analytical solution hitherto exists for fully stressed arches with self-weight and hydrostatic pressure, an approximate solution is presented for easy determination of the funicular arch shape. The Cartesian coordinates of the funicular arch are expressed as analytical functions of the tangent angle, which is convenient for defining the shape without the need to solve a set of nonlinear differential equations. Numerical examples show that the approximate solution is sufficiently accurate for practical design.
Keyword Arches
Hydrostatic pressure
Shallow waters
Shape
Underwater structures
Weight
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Civil Engineering Publications
 
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