Bridge Engineering Handbook by W. F. Chen, Lian Duan

By W. F. Chen, Lian Duan

Bridge Engineering Handbook
Crc Employee
CRC Press 1999
Print ISBN: 978-0-8493-7434-0
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4200-4959-6

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An overseas crew of specialists has joined forces to provide the Bridge Engineering instruction manual. They handle all facets-the making plans, layout, inspection, development, and upkeep of various bridge structures-creating essential source for each bridge engineer. This certain, complete reference offers the ability to check common practices and continue abreast of recent advancements and state of the art practices. Comprising sixty seven chapters in seven sections, the authors present:
Fundamentals: offers the elemental ideas and thought 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 themes: deals new and critical details and certain solutions
Worldwide perform: Summarizes bridge engineering practices round the world.

Discover nearly all you want to find out about any kind of bridge:
Reinforced, Segmental, and Prestressed Concrete
Steel beam and plate girder
Steel field girder
Orthotropic deck
Horizontally curved
Truss
Arch
Suspension
Cable-stayed
Timber
Movable
Floating
Railroad

Special consciousness is given to rehabilitation, retrofit, and upkeep, and the Bridge Engineering guide deals over 1,600 tables, charts, and illustrations in ready-to-use structure. An abundance of worked-out examples provide readers step by step layout systems and the part on world wide perform presents a large and precious standpoint at the "big picture" of bridge engineering.

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6. In Western civilizations, bridges are sometimes built as majestic monuments to commemorate outstanding events or achievements of national importance for an important person or national hero. Examples are the monument to George Washington, the George Washington Bridge, New York City; the monument to Princess Margaret of Great Britain, The Princess Margaret Bridge, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada (this bridge was designed by M. S. Troitsky); the monument to the victory at the Battle of Waterloo, The Waterloo Bridge, London, England; the monument to Russian Tzar Alexander the Third, The Alexander IIIrd Bridge, Paris, France (one of the most beautiful cast-iron bridges of imperial style); the monument of the Sarajevo Association, The Gavrilo Princip Bridge, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia; the monument to Napoleon Bonaparte’s victory at the battle of Austerlitz, Austerlitz Bridge, Austria.

1 Introduction What is preliminary design? Basically, the design process of bridges consists of two major parts: (1) the preliminary design phase and (2) the final design phase. 3 in more detail. 2)consists of a comprehensive search of current practical and analytical applications of old and new methods in structural bridge engineering. The final design stage consists of a complete treatment of a new project in all its aspects. This includes any material, steel, or concrete problems. The important argument is that with this approach a significant savings in design effort can be easily achieved, particularly in the final stage.

Also, the unit price is considered as part of the economic criteria, which implies the cost of preparation and erection. All these factors affect the overall cost. For conventional bridges to be built from a certain material, construction is carried out by established methods. Therefore, during comparison of alternatives, construction criteria are not so important. In special cases of complicated erection of bridges having large spans, or for urgent work, construction requirements are very important and may influence the choice of the bridge system and material.

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