Innovation and Practice of Cable-Pylon Anchorage Zone Using Group Aggregated Anchor System

Innovation and Practice of Cable-Pylon Anchorage Zone Using Group Aggregated Anchor System

Yonggao Yin, Qian Li, Jiangguo Lv, Zhu Yu

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Abstract: With the development of the cable-stayed bridge, the anchorage form on pylon of cable-stayed has been improved and innovated continuously, and the anchorage methods such as circumferential prestressed anchorage, steel anchor beam and steel anchor box have been gradually formed and developed, which further increases the span of cable-stayed bridge and meets the social needs of economic development and environmental integration. The group aggregated anchorage system between cable and pylon is a kind of anchorage form outside the pylon, which has the characteristics of clear force transmission, simple structure and high construction efficiency. It has been successfully applied in Chizhou Yangtze River Bridge for the first time. The main span of Chizhou Yangtze River Bridge is 828m, and the cable-stayed bridge with spatial cable plane of two towers is constructed. Six steel beams are deployed between tower legs to anchor 54 pairs of cables respectively. The steel beams and the concrete tower columns are effectively connected by prestressed anchors, shear nails and short steel bars, which could transfer the cable force to the tower column reliably. This kind of anchoring system has clear force transmission, which could reduce the tensile stress of concrete tower column and the risk of concrete cracking. Meanwhile, the steel beam could be constructed by the engineering manufacture and the field installation, which could reduce the working time at height, further the construction quality and safety could be controlled. Based on the construction of Chizhou Yangtze River Bridge, this paper mainly introduces the proposal, construction, key construction technology and engineering application effect of group aggregated anchorage system. The engineering practice proves that this new type of anchorage could not only meet the basic requirements of the intrinsic safety of the bridge, but integrate with the regional culture to create the beauty of natural harmony as well.

Cable-Stayed Bridge, Cable-Pylon Anchorage Zone, Group Aggregated Anchor System, Structure, Construction

Published online 2/20/2021, 8 pages
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Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: Yonggao Yin, Qian Li, Jiangguo Lv, Zhu Yu, Innovation and Practice of Cable-Pylon Anchorage Zone Using Group Aggregated Anchor System, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 18, pp 294-301, 2021


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