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dc.contributor.advisorJ.J. Connor.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGreenwold, David Joshua, 1974-en_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-19T19:38:37Z
dc.date.available2005-08-19T19:38:37Z
dc.date.copyright1999en_US
dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/9711
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1999.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 80-81).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis attempts to describe the static and dynamic behaviors of the leaning arch bridge system. In doing so, the finite element method is employed intensively through the use of ADINA. The FEM model is an attempted reproduction of Calatrava's la Devesa footbridge. While Calatrava has developed the form through several projects, this particular bridge is a relatively clean example of the leaning arch system. The model is subjected to a variety of static and dynamic load cases. These include vertical and horizontal loads. The FEM results provide evidence reinforcing the structural theory behind the leaning arch system and exposing unforeseen behaviors.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby David Joshua Greenwold.en_US
dc.format.extent81 leavesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectCivil and Environmental Engineeringen_US
dc.titleDynamic analysis of Calatrava's la Devesa footbridgeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
dc.identifier.oclc42673866en_US


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