Bridge Engineering Handbook, Five Volume Set, Second Edition by Wai-Fah Chen, Lian Duan

By Wai-Fah Chen, Lian Duan

Over one hundred forty specialists, 14 nations, and 89 chapters are represented within the moment variation of the Bridge Engineering Handbook. This broad assortment presents designated info on bridge engineering, and punctiliously explains the thoughts and functional purposes surrounding the topic, and likewise highlights bridges from round the world.

Published in 5 books: Fundamentals, Superstructure layout, Substructure layout, Seismic layout, and building and Maintenance, this re-creation presents quite a few worked-out examples that provide readers step by step layout strategies, comprises contributions by means of major specialists from worldwide of their respective components of bridge engineering, includes 26 thoroughly new chapters, and updates so much different chapters. It deals layout ideas, necessities, and perform, and provides quite a few forms of bridges. The textual content contains over 2,500 tables, charts, illustrations, and photographs. The ebook covers new, leading edge and conventional tools and practices; explores rehabilitation, retrofit, and upkeep; and examines seismic layout and construction materials.

This textual content is a perfect reference for working towards bridge engineers and specialists (design, development, maintenance), and will even be used as a reference for college kids in bridge engineering courses.

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In such cases, the magnitude and the form of the bridge itself is so powerful that decoration only makes it look less impressive. However, if a bridge is made to be a symbol, to convey a certain meaning, or to commemorate an event, decorations may be appropriate. In general, bridges in cities tend to be smaller in size and are more suited for decorating, which can create more harmony with the bridge’s surroundings. A bridge in a natural setting should strive to maintain its connection to nature and be simple so decoration is usually not desirable.

Usually the linkages are more vulnerable than the main members. The cable anchorage that links a cable to the tower, for instance, is usually a weaker point on the load path. It is weaker than the cable and it is weaker than the tower. Thus, in a conceptual design, the load path must be very clearly defined, and all linkages must be properly established. 2 Taking Advantage of Redundancy: Permanent Load Condition For a long time, and as is still often the case today, a bridge is analyzed as a two-dimensional structure.

These linkages must be properly constructed. Usually the linkages are more vulnerable than the main members. The cable anchorage that links a cable to the tower, for instance, is usually a weaker point on the load path. It is weaker than the cable and it is weaker than the tower. Thus, in a conceptual design, the load path must be very clearly defined, and all linkages must be properly established. 2 Taking Advantage of Redundancy: Permanent Load Condition For a long time, and as is still often the case today, a bridge is analyzed as a two-dimensional structure.

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