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Innovative Bridge Design Handbook - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128235508

Innovative Bridge Design Handbook

2nd Edition

Construction, Rehabilitation and Maintenance

Editor: Alessio Pipinato
Paperback ISBN: 9780128235508
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st August 2021
Page Count: 1000
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Innovative Bridge Design Handbook: Construction, Rehabilitation, and Maintenance, Second Edition, brings together the essentials of bridge engineering across design, assessment, research and construction. Written by an international group of experts, each chapter is divided into two parts: the first covers design issues, while the second presents current research into the innovative design approaches used across the world.

This new edition includes new topics such as foot bridges, new materials in bridge engineering and soil-foundation structure interaction. All chapters have been updated to include the latest concepts in design, construction, and maintenance to reduce project cost, increase structural safety, and maximize durability. Code and standard references have been updated.

Key Features

  • Completely revised and updated with the latest in bridge engineering and design
  • Provides detailed design procedures for specific bridges with solved examples
  • Presents structural analysis including numerical methods (FEM), dynamics, risk and reliability, and innovative structural typologies


Bridge, structural, and civil engineers and designers

Table of Contents

Part I: Fundamentals
1. The History, Aesthetic and Design of Bridges
Alessio Pipinato

Part II: Loads on Bridges
2. Loads
Alessio Pipinato and Andrzej S. Nowak
3. Wind Loads
Kichiro Kimura
4. Fatigue and Fracture
Eugen Bruehwiler and Alessio Pipinato

Part III: Structural Analysis
5. Bridge Structural Theory and Modeling
Alessio Pipinato
6. Structural Dynamics
Nawawi Chouw
7. Risk and Reliability in Bridges
Baidurya Bhattacharya
8. Innovative Structural Typologies
Sigrid Adriaenssens and Annette Boegle
9. Soil-Foundation Structure Interaction
Shehata Eldabie Abdel Raheem

Part IV: Bridge Design Based on Construction Material Type
10. Reinforced and Pre-Stressed Concrete Bridges
György L. Balazs, Gyorgy Farkas, Tamás Kovacs and Tamas Kovacs
11. Steel and Composite Bridges
Alessio Pipinato and Mario de Miranda
12. Timber Bridges
Kjell Arne Malo
13. Masonry Bridges
Alessio Pipinato

Part V: Bridge Design Based on Geometry
14. Arch Bridges
Alessio Pipinato
15. Girder Bridges
Rajneesh K. Bharil
16. Long Span Bridges
Mario de Miranda

Part VI: Special Topics
17. Integral Bridges
Murat Dicleli
18. Moveable Bridges
Reiner Saul and Karl Humpf
19. Highway Bridges
Barney T. Martin Jr.
20. Railway Bridges
Alessio Pipinato
21. Footbridges
Alessio Pipinato

Part VII: Bridge Components
22. Seismic Component Devices
Anil Kumar Agrawal and Mohsen Amjadian
23. Cables
Elsa Sa Caetano
24. Orthotropic Deck
Hans De Backer
25. Bridge Foundations
Victor Modeer and Rajneesh K. Bharil
26. Expansion Joints, Bearings, and Special Devices
Alessio Pipinato

Part VIII: Bridge Construction
27. Case Study: The Polcevera Bridge
Alessio Pipinato
28. Case Study: The Russky Bridge
Alessio Pipinato
29. Case Study: The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge
Alessio Pipinato
30. Bridge Construction Equipment
Alessio Pipinato

Part IX: Assessment, Monitoring, and Retrofit of Bridges
31. Bridge Diagnostics, Assessment, Retrofit and Management
Alessio Pipinato
32. Bridge Monitoring
Paul Joseph Vardanega, Graham Webb, Paul Ronald Alan Fidler, F. Huseynov, K.K.G.K.D. Kariyawasam and Campbell Middleton
33. Retrofit with Composite Materials
Gilbert Hegemeier and Lauren K. Stewart
34. Bridge Collapse
Arturo Ernest Schultz, Andrew Gastineau and Alessio Pipinato


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About the Editor

Alessio Pipinato

Alessio Pipinato is the CEO, Technical and Scientific Director of the engineering consulting firm Alessio Pipinato and Partners. He is an Engineer for the executive design and construction supervision of bridges, viaducts, public buildings and a member of international associations including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS), Collegio Ingegneri Ferroviari Italiani (CIFI), and American Institute of Architects (AIA). He has also served as the National Expert Member of the UNI-CT21 Technical Commission “Structural Engineering”, and as Associate Editor of the Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE. During his career, which included over a decade as Professor of structural engineering and bridge engineering at the University of Padova, Italy, he has authored more than 250 publications in international journals, books, and conference proceedings.

Affiliations and Expertise

CEO, Technical and Scientific Director, Alessio Pipinato and Partners.

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