By W. F. Chen, Lian Duan
Bridge Engineering Handbook
CRC Press 1999
Print ISBN: 978-0-8493-7434-0
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4200-4959-6
An overseas workforce of specialists has joined forces to supply the Bridge Engineering guide. They handle all facets-the making plans, layout, inspection, building, and upkeep of quite a few bridge structures-creating essential source for each bridge engineer. This special, finished reference presents the capability to study general practices and preserve abreast of recent advancements and cutting-edge practices. Comprising sixty seven chapters in seven sections, the authors present:
Fundamentals: offers the fundamental thoughts and idea of bridge engineering
Superstructure layout: Discusses every kind of bridges
Substructure layout: Addresses columns, piers, abutments, and foundations
Seismic layout: provides the newest in seismic bridge design
Construction and upkeep: specializes in the sensible problems with bridge structures
Special issues: bargains new and critical details and detailed solutions
Worldwide perform: Summarizes bridge engineering practices round the world.
Discover almost all you want to learn about any form of bridge:
Reinforced, Segmental, and Prestressed Concrete
Steel beam and plate girder
Steel field girder
Special cognizance is given to rehabilitation, retrofit, and upkeep, and the Bridge Engineering instruction manual bargains over 1,600 tables, charts, and illustrations in ready-to-use structure. An abundance of worked-out examples supply readers step by step layout approaches and the part on all over the world perform offers a large and priceless standpoint at the "big picture" of bridge engineering.
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The project will reach its final form only at the construction stage. For this reason, it is worth mentioning that the designer should from the beginning give serious consideration to construction problems and provide, in certain cases, complete instructions as well as methods for construction. 2 General Considerations for the Design of Bridge Schemes Factually, the structural design scheme of the bridge presents a complex problem for the structural designer despite the presence of modern technology and advanced computer facilities.
This requires that the bridge contain a new achievement due to scientific research or a new invention. The design of a bridge always contains something new. Even if the project is worked using old examples and applying typical projects, the designer uses new contributions along with the known. Therefore, there is always a certain degree of novelty. A good designer or engineer should not only be familiar with previous designs but should also be updated with modern scientific research and benefit from that by using advanced technical sciences in the design as the project changes.
The analysis is applied to each component of the bridge and to the whole structure. Each part should be visualized first by the designer, sketched, analyzed, and checked for feasibility. Then it should be modified if necessary. In each case, the most beneficial alternative should be chosen. It is a very sensitive task because it is not easy to find immediate answers and the required solutions. The problem of making final choices could only be solved on the basis of general considerations and designer’s particular point of view, which is undoubtedly based on personal experience and knowledge as well as professional intuition.