Innovative Bridge Design Handbook: Construction, Rehabilitation and Maintenance

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(Last Updated On: September 19, 2017)

As known, each bridge presents a unique set of design, construction, and maintenance challenges. The designer must determine the appropriate methods and level of refinement necessary to design and analyze each bridge on a case-by-case basis. The Innovative Bridge Design Handbook: Construction, Rehabilitation, and Maintenanceencompasses the state of the art in bridge design, construction, maintenance, and safety assessment. Written by an international group of experts, this book provides innovative design approaches used in various parts of the world and explores concepts in design, construction, and maintenance that will reduce project costs and increase structural safety and durability. Furthermore, research and innovative solutions are described throughout chapters.

The Innovative Bridge Design Handbook: Construction, Rehabilitation, and Maintenance brings together the specific knowledge of a bevy of experts and academics in bridge engineering in the areas of design, assessment, research, and construction. The handbook begins with an analysis of the history and development of bridge aesthetics and design; various types of loads including seismic and wind loads are then described, together with fatigue and fracture. Bridge design based on material such as reinforced concrete, prestressed reinforced concrete, steel and composite, timber, masonry bridges is analyzed and detailed according to international codes and standards. Then bridge design based on geometry, such as arch bridges, girders, cable stayed and suspension bridges, is illustrated. This is followed by a discussion of a number of special topics, including integral, movable, highway and railway bridges, together with seismic component devices, cables, orthotropic decks, foundations, and case studies. Finally, bridge construction equipment, bridge assessment retrofit and management, bridge monitoring, fiber-reinforced polymers to reinforce bridges, bridge collapse issues are covered.

  • Loads including seismic and wind loads, fatigue and fracture, local effects
  • Structural analysis including numerical methods (FEM), dynamics, risk and reliability, innovative structural typologies
  • Bridge design based on material type: RC and PRC, steel and composite, timber and masonry bridges
  • Bridge design based on geometry: arch bridges, girders, cable stayed and suspension bridges
  • Special topics: integral, movable, highway, railway bridges, seismic component devices, cables, orthotropic decks, foundations
  • Construction including construction case studies, construction equipment, bridge assessment, bridge management, retrofit and strengthening, monitoring procedures:

Content: 
Front Matter,Copyright,Dedication,Contributor details,Foreword,Preface,NoteEntitled to full textSection I: FundamentalsChapter 1 - The history, aesthetics, and design of bridges, Pages 3-17, A. Pipinato
Chapter 2 - Loads on bridges, Pages 21-35, A. Nowak, A. Pipinato
Chapter 3 - Wind loads, Pages 37-48, K. Kimura
Chapter 4 - Fatigue and fracture, Pages 49-87, A. Pipinato, E. Brühwiler
Chapter 5 - Bridge structural theory and modeling, Pages 91-126, A. Pipinato
Chapter 6 - Dynamics of bridge structures, Pages 127-153, N. Chouw
Chapter 7 - Risk and reliability in bridges, Pages 155-193, B. Bhattacharya
Chapter 8 - Innovative structural typologies, Pages 195-209, S. Adriaenssens, A. Boegle
Chapter 9 - Reinforced and prestressed concrete bridges, Pages 213-246, G.L. Balázs, G. Farkas, T. Kovács
Chapter 10 - Steel and composite bridges, Pages 247-271, A. Pipinato, M. De Miranda
Chapter 11 - Timber bridges, Pages 273-297, K.A. Malo
Chapter 12 - Masonry bridges, Pages 299-331, A. Pipinato
Chapter 13 - Arch bridges, Pages 335-357, F. Schanack, O.R. Ramos
Chapter 14 - Girders, Pages 359-381, R.K. Bharil
Chapter 15 - Long-span bridges, Pages 383-425, M. De Miranda
Chapter 16 - Integral bridges, Pages 429-450, M. Dicleli
Chapter 17 - Movable bridges, Pages 451-482, S. Reiner, K. Humpf
Chapter 18 - Highway bridges, Pages 483-508, B.T. Martin
Chapter 19 - Railway bridges, Pages 509-527, A. Pipinato, R. Patton
Chapter 20 - Seismic component devices, Pages 531-553, A.K. Agrawal, M. Amjadian
Chapter 21 - Cables, Pages 555-596, E. Caetano
Chapter 22 - Orthotropic steel decks, Pages 597-613, H. De Backer
Chapter 23 - Bridge foundations, Pages 615-635, V. Modeer, R.K. Bharil, T. Cooling
Chapter 24 - Case study: the Reno bridge, Pages 639-669, Torricelli L. Ferretti
Chapter 25 - Case study: the Russky bridge, Pages 671-680, A. Pipinato
Chapter 26 - Case study: the Akashi-Kaikyo bridge, Pages 681-699, A. Pipinato
Chapter 27 - Bridge construction equipment, Pages 701-717, M. Rosignoli
Chapter 28 - Bridge assessment, retrofit, and management, Pages 721-757, A. Pipinato
Chapter 29 - Bridge monitoring, Pages 759-775, P.J. Vardanega, G.T. Webb, P.R.A. Fidler, C.R. Middleton
Chapter 30 - Application of fiber-reinforced polymers to reinforced concrete bridges, Pages 777-794, G. Hegemier, L. Stewart
Chapter 31 - Bridge collapse, Pages 795-815, A.E. Schultz, A.J. Gastineau

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