Conceptual design of an aluminium bridge in Alma, QC

Vigh, László Gergely and Schnierer, Gábor and Buchmüller, Judit and Pohl, Ákos and Turányi, Bence and Kiss, László and St-Georges, Lyne and Dussault, Louis (2016) Conceptual design of an aluminium bridge in Alma, QC. Key Engineering Materials, 710. pp. 383-389. ISSN 1013-9826

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The City Council of Alma, Quebec, Canada intends to erect a new footbridge celebrating the 150-year anniversary of the city. Functioning as communal and cultural ground, an island will be built on the 100 m wide River Petite Décharge hosting a pedestrian area with pathways plants and artistic installations, being a symbolic landmark. The bridge has to provide connection between both the river sides and the island. Original and aesthetic design ideas for the bridge structure are searched. In the first phase of our work, preliminary study proposing 10 alternatives for the bridge was completed. The city has been selected three alternatives for further studies: double-arch classic bridge, classic cable stayed bridge with single pylon, artistic/industrial truss bridge with three lane decks. In the second phase of the work, we prepared the general preliminary design calculations, technical drawings, perspective drawings for the three selected versions. Common factor in all variants is the need and intent to apply advanced, state-of-the-art aluminium technology. The paper describes the evolution of the conceptual design of the bridge.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: INALCO 2016 konferencia (Naples, 21-23 Sept 2016) válogatott cikkei
Uncontrolled Keywords: pedestrian bridge, conceptual design, Friction Stir Welding, FSW-welded extrusions
Subjects: T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) / általános mérnöki tudományok
T Technology / alkalmazott, műszaki tudományok > TG Bridge engineering / hídépítés
Depositing User: Dr. László Gergely Vigh
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2016 04:51
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 04:51

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