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Innovative Bridge Design Handbook

Construction, Rehabilitation and Maintenance

Each bridge presents a unique set of design, construction and maintenance challenges. The designer must determine the appropriate methods and level of refinement necessary to design and analyze each bridge on a case-by-case basis. Bridge Design and Construction Handbook encompasses the state-of-the-art in bridge design, construction, maintenance and safety assessment. Written by an international group of contributors, this book provides innovative design approaches used in various parts of the world and develop concepts for design, construction, and maintenance that will reduce project cost and increase structural durability.

Bridge Design and Construction Handbook brings together the specific knowledge of bridge engineering dealing with design, assessment, research and construction. The handbook begins with an analysis of the history and development of bridges aesthetic and design, Loads including seismic, and wind loads, fatigue and fracture, creep and shrinkage, local effects, LRDF designs and Bridge Design based on Geometry: Arch bridges, curved bridges, Long span bridges and suspension bridges. This is followed by a discussion of Special bridge structures: segmental bridges, movable bridges, masonry bridges, timber bridges, railway bridges. Bridge foundations, construction practices, inspection and maintenance systems are also covered. Every chapter is subdivided into two parts, the first concerning design issues, and the second covering numerical modeling methods.

Audience

Structural/civil engineers and Designers

Hardbound,

Published: September 2015

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-800058-8

Contents

  • Chapter 1. The history and development of bridges, Bridge aesthetic and design

    Chapter 2. Loads including seismic, and wind loads, fatigue and fracture, creep and shrinkage, local effects, LRDF designs

    Chapter 3. Structural analysis

    Chapter 4. Bridge Design based on Construction material type: Reinforced concrete bridges, Steel bridges and Composite bridges

    Chapter 5. Bridge Design based on Geometry: Arch bridges, curved bridges, Long span bridges and suspension bridges

    Chapter 6. Special bridge structures: segmental bridges, movable bridges, masonry bridges, timber bridges, railway bridges,

    Chapter 7. Special Bridge components: expansion joints, bearings, seismic devices orthotropic deck

    Chapter 8. Bridge Foundations

    Chapter 9. Construction practice

    Chapter 10. Bridge network management: BMS, inspection & maintenance, WIM etc.

    Chapter 11. Assessment, retrofit and rehabilitation of existing bridges

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