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Bridge engineering handbook / ed. Wai-Fah Chen, Lian Duan

Secondary Author Chen Wai-Fah, 1936-
Duan, Lian
Country Estados Unidos. Publication Boca Raton : CRC Press, cop. 1999 Description XXIX, 1550 p., pag. var : il. ; 26 cm ISBN 0-8493-7434-0 CDU 624.2/.8
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An international team of experts has joined forces to produce the Bridge Engineering Handbook. They address all facets-the planning, design, inspection, construction, and maintenance of a variety of bridge structures-creating a must-have resource for every bridge engineer. This unique, comprehensive reference provides the means to review standard practices and keep abreast of new developments and state-of-the-art practices. Comprising 67 chapters in seven sections, the authors present:
Fundamentals: Provides the basic concepts and theory of bridge engineering
Superstructure Design: Discusses all types of bridges
Substructure Design: Addresses columns, piers, abutments, and foundations
Seismic Design: Presents the latest in seismic bridge design
Construction and Maintenance: Focuses on the practical issues of bridge structures
Special Topics: Offers new and important information and unique solutions
Worldwide Practice: Summarizes bridge engineering practices around the world.

Discover virtually all you need to know about any type of bridge:
Reinforced, Segmental, and Prestressed Concrete
Steel beam and plate girder
Steel box girder
Orthotropic deck
Horizontally curved

Special attention is given to rehabilitation, retrofit, and maintenance, and the Bridge Engineering Handbook offers over 1,600 tables, charts, and illustrations in ready-to-use format. An abundance of worked-out examples give readers step-by-step design procedures and the section on Worldwide Practice provides a broad and valuable perspective on the "big picture" of bridge engineering.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Section I Fundamentals
  • 1 Conceptual Bridge Design
  • 2 Bridge Aesthetics -- Basics
  • 3 Bridge Aesthetics -- Structural Art
  • 4 Planning of Major Fixed Links
  • 5 Design Philosophies for Highway Bridges
  • 6 Highway Bridge Loads and Load Distribution
  • 7 Structural Theory
  • 8 Structural Modeling
  • Section II Superstructure Design
  • 9 Reinforced Concrete Bridges
  • 10 Prestressed Concrete Bridges
  • 11 Segmental Concrete Bridges
  • 12 Steel-Concrete Composite I-Girder Bridges
  • 13 Steel-Concrete Composite Box-Girder Bridges
  • 14 Orthotropic Deck Bridges
  • 15 Horizontally Curved Bridges
  • 16 Highway Truss Bridges
  • 17 Arch Bridges
  • 18 Suspension Bridges
  • 19 Cable-Stayed Bridges
  • 20 Timber Bridges
  • 21 Movable Bridges
  • 22 Floating Bridges
  • 23 Railroad Bridges
  • 24 Bridge Decks and Approach Slabs
  • 25 Expansion Joints
  • Section III Substructure Design
  • 26 Bearings
  • 27 Piers and Columns
  • 28 Towers
  • 29 Abutments and Retaining Structures
  • 30 Geotechnical Considerations
  • 31 Shallow Foundations
  • 32 Deep Foundations
  • Section IV Seismic Design
  • 33 Geotechnical Earthquake Considerations
  • 34 Earthquake Damage to Bridges
  • 35 Dynamic Analysis
  • 36 Nonlinear Analysis of Bridge Structures
  • 37 Seismic Design Philosophies and Performance-Based Design Criteria
  • 38 Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Bridges
  • 39 Seismic Design of Steel Bridges
  • 40 Seismic Retrofit Practice
  • 41 Seismic Isolation and Supplemental Energy Dissipation
  • 42 Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction
  • 43 Seismic Retrofit Technology
  • 44 Seismic Design Practice in Japan
  • Section V Construction and Maintenance
  • 45 Steel Bridge Construction
  • 46 Concrete Bridge Construction
  • 47 Substructures of Major Overwater Bridges
  • 48 Bridge Construction Inspection
  • 49 Maintenance Inspection and Rating
  • 50 Strengthening and Rehabilitation
  • Section VI Special Topics
  • 51 Applications of Composites in Highway Bridges
  • 52 Effective Length of Compression Members
  • 53 Fatigue and Fracture
  • 54 Statistics of Steel Weight of Highway Bridges
  • 55 Weigh-in-Motion Measurement of Trucks on Bridges
  • 56 Impact Effect of Moving Vehicles
  • 57 Wind Effects on Long-Span Bridges
  • 58 Cable Force Adjustment and Construction Control
  • 59 Active Control in Bridge Engineering
  • 60 Vessel Collision Design of Bridges
  • 61 Bridge Hydraulics
  • 62 Sound Walls and Railings
  • Section VII Worldwide Practice
  • 63 Bridge Design Practice in China
  • 64 Design Practice in Europe
  • 65 Design Practice in Japan
  • 66 Design Practice in Russia
  • 67 The Evolution of Bridges in the United States

Reviews provided by Syndetics


Senior editor Chen (Univ. of Hawaii) has written several earlier handbooks on civil and structural engineering that have been very well received, and is also a well-established author of numerous text and reference books in that field. This handbook covers the full spectrum of the bridge engineering field, ranging from planning and aesthetics through substructure and superstructure design, to construction and maintenance techniques. There are more than 100 contributors; only about a quarter are academics, the majority are practitioners, and several are among the world's leading authorities in their areas. Editor Duan (California DOT) brings a focus on earthquake problems. The superstructure design section discusses all structural bridge configurations from simple slab and beam structures to suspension and cable-stayed bridges. Most contributions are written in report format rather than a traditional table-dominated handbook style. All numerical values are expressed in metric units. This is the first handbook dedicated to bridge engineering; of several comprehensive books devoted specifically to bridge engineering, Design of Highway Bridges, by R.M. Barker and J.A. Puckett (1997), covers some of the same ground but not in the breadth and scope of this handbook. Any academic or technical library supporting an engineering department should have this handbook. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. W. C. Schnobrich; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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