Innovative Bridge Design Handbook

Innovative Bridge Design Handbook

Construction, Rehabilitation and Maintenance

2nd Edition - September 8, 2021

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  • Editor: Alessio Pipinato
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323860147
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128235508

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1046
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2021
  • Published: September 8, 2021
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323860147
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128235508

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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