Present cable theory which formulated from force balance equation of single cable under self-weight and forms a catenary shape of deflection, that is nonlinear; therefore to determine displacement, deformation and tension forces of the cable and cable-stayed structures we need to provide some additional assumptions of cables and use iteration calculation. This paper presents a new method for static analysis of cable-stayed structures subjected to in-plane loading. By combination of the Gaussian Extreme Principle method and virtual displacement principle, authors to formulate and solve nonlinear equation system of cable-stayed structures, which ensured forces balancing as well as continuity of displacements and deformations of structures. This method allows for simultaneous determination of displacement, deformation and internal forces of cable-stayed structures without any other additional hypothesis, which is different from present cable theory.
Full Text (PDF)