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Continuous and Integral Bridges

Continuous and Integral Bridges Author B. Pritchard
ISBN-10 9781482271386
Release 2014-04-21
Pages 320
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This book contains the invited contributions to the 1993 Henderson Colloquium organised by the British Group of IABSE (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering). It provides an international review of new techniques of designing and constructing joint-free bridges - an approach which is rapidly being developed and used in many parts of the world.

Precast Concrete Bridges

Precast Concrete Bridges Author fib Fédération internationale du béton
ISBN-10 9782883940697
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 84
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This report was drafted by fib Task Group 6.4, Precast bridges: José Calavera (Convenor, Spain) André De Chefdebien (CERIB, France), David Fernández-Ordóñez (Prefabricados Castelo, S.A., Spain, Secretary), Antonello Gasperi (Consulting engineer, Italy), Jorge Ley (INTEMAC, Spain), Fritz Mönnig (Prof. Bechert & Partner, Germany), Pierre Passeman (CERIB, France), C. Quartel (Spanbeton BV, The Netherlands), Ladislav Sasek (VPU DECO Praha, Czech Republic), George Tootell (Buchan Concrete Ltd., UK), Arnold Van Acker (Belgium)

Integral and Semi Integral Bridges

Integral and Semi Integral Bridges Author Martin P Burke Jr
ISBN-10 9781444316377
Release 2009-06-17
Pages 272
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Worldwide, integral type bridges are being used in greater numbers in lieu of jointed bridges because of their structural simplicity, first-cost economy, and outstanding durability. In the UK and the US states of Tennessee and Missouri, for example, the construction of most moderate length bridges is based on the integral bridge concept. The state of Washington uses semi-integral bridges almost exclusively, while, depending on subfoundation characteristics, the state of Ohio and others use a mix of these two bridge types. Integral and Semi-Integral Bridges has been written by a practicing bridge design engineer who has spent his entire career involved in the origination, evaluation and design of such bridges in the USA, where they have been in use since the late 1930’s. This work shows how the analytical complexity due to the elimination of movable joints can be minimized to negligible levels so that most moderate length bridges can be easily and quickly modified or replaced with either integral or semi-integral bridges. Bridge design, construction, and maintenance engineers; bridge design administrators; graduate level engineering students and structural research professionals will all find this book exceptionally informative for a wide range of highway bridge applications.

Fourth International Conference on Current and Future Trends in Bridge Design Construction and Maintenance

Fourth International Conference on Current and Future Trends in Bridge Design  Construction and Maintenance Author B. Barr
ISBN-10 072773475X
Release 2006
Pages 520
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This is a state-of-the-art reference, an exchange of innovative experience, creative thinking and industry forecasts. This volume presents the proceedings of the fourth international conference in this series based in the Asia Pacific region, in Kuala Lumpur in October 2005 and is applicable to all sectors of the bridge engineering community. BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE AND FUTURE PERFORMANCE The Institution of Civil Engineers has collaborated with internationally renowned bridge engineers to organise three successful conferences to celebrate the enormous achievements made in the field of bridge engineering in recent years. As a discipline, bridge engineering not only requires knowledge and experience of bridge design and construction techniques but must also deal with increasing challenges posed by the need to maintain the long-term performance of structures throughout an extended service life. In many parts of the world natural phenomena such as seismic events can cause significant damage to force major repairs or reconstruction. Therefore, it is appropriate that the first plenary session of this conference is entitled Engineering for Seismic Performance. READERSHIP This compilation of papers will benefit practising civil and structural engineers in consulting firms and government agencies, bridge contractors, research institutes, universities and colleges. In short, it is of importance to all engineers involved in any aspect of the design, construction and repair, maintenance and refurbishment of bridges.

Integral Bridges

Integral Bridges Author George L. England
ISBN-10 0727728458
Release 2000-01
Pages 152
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This work was commissioned by the Highways Agency to produce guidance for bridge designers by addressing the thermally induced soil/structure integration problem created by environmental changes of temperature and the associated cyclical displacements imposed on the granular backfill to the bridge abutments. It develops a better theoretical understanding of the cyclic performance, in particular the strain racheting in the backfill soil when in contact with a stiff structure. It also identifies the governing soil parameters and examines their influence in the interaction problem, develops numerical modelling procedures to predict interactive soil behaviour, and identifies and quantifies the controlling features of bridge structures relevant to the interaction problem.

Bridge Deck Analysis Second Edition

Bridge Deck Analysis  Second Edition Author Eugene J. Obrien
ISBN-10 9781482227246
Release 2014-10-06
Pages 351
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Captures Current Developments in Bridge Design and Maintenance Recent research in bridge design and maintenance has focused on the serviceability problems of older bridges with aging joints. The favored solution of integral construction and design has produced bridges with fewer joints and bearings that require less maintenance and deliver increased durability. Bridge Deck Analysis, Second Edition outlines this growing development, and covers the structural analysis of most common bridge forms. It introduces reliability analysis, an emergent method that allows bridge engineers to determine risk when maintaining older or damaged bridges. Explains the Background Theory along with Practical Tools This book includes practical examples of everyday problems in bridge engineering, and presents real-life examples of the application of reliability analysis. The authors show how reliability analysis can determine structural safety even for bridges which have failed a deterministic assessment. They also update other chapters to reflect the most current advancements towards more sophisticated analysis, and the more widespread use of finite element software. What’s New in this Edition: Incorporates new research on soil-structure interaction A new section with examples of how to analyze for the effects of creep Greatly expands the sections on 3-D brick finite elements Now consistent with both Eurocodes and AASHTO standards An appropriate resource for senior undergraduates taking an advanced course on bridge engineering, Bridge Deck Analysis is also suitable for practicing engineers, and other professionals involved in the development of bridge design.

Settlement of Bridge Approaches

Settlement of Bridge Approaches Author
ISBN-10 0309060079
Release 1997
Pages 75
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Steel concrete Composite Bridges

Steel concrete Composite Bridges Author David Collings
ISBN-10 0727733427
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 183
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Steel-concrete composite bridges outlines the various forms that modern steel-concrete composite bridges take, from simple beam bridges through to arches and trusses and modern cable-stay forms. The author brings together a wide variety of steel-concrete composite bridge types, many of which have not been covered in any existing book or design guide. Outlined within are emerging technologies such as folded plate webs, double composite action and extra-dosed girders, along with design rules for composite action and examples of their use in a wide variety of practical applications. Steel-concrete composite bridges shows how to choose the bridge form and design element sizes to enable the production of accurate drawings and also highlights a wide and full range of examples of the design and construction of this bridge type.

Prestressed Concrete Bridges

Prestressed Concrete Bridges Author Nigel R. Hewson
ISBN-10 0727732234
Release 2003
Pages 371
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Prestressed concrete decks are commonly used for bridges with spans between 25m and 450m and provide economic, durable and aesthetic solutions in most situations where bridges are needed. Concrete remains the most common material for bridge construction around the world, and prestressed concrete is frequently the material of choice.


Structures Author Joseph M. Sussman
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822034450155
Release 1994
Pages 109
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Transportation Research Record

Transportation Research Record Author
ISBN-10 NWU:35556026673251
Release 1994
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Advances in Bridge Maintenance Safety Management and Life Cycle Performance Set of Book CD ROM

Advances in Bridge Maintenance  Safety Management  and Life Cycle Performance  Set of Book   CD ROM Author Paulo J. da Sousa Cruz
ISBN-10 9781498737005
Release 2015-03-02
Pages 1126
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Advances in bridge maintenance, safety, management and life-cycle performance contains the papers presented at IABMAS’06, the Third International Conference of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS), held in Porto, Portugal from 16 to 19 July, 2006. All major aspects of bridge maintenance, management, safety, and cost are addressed including All major aspects of bridge maintenance, safety and management are addressed including advanced materials, ageing of bridges, assessment and evaluation, bridge codes, bridge diagnostics, bridge management systems, composites, design for durability, deterioration modelling, emerging technologies, fatigue, field testing, financial planning, health monitoring, high performance materials, innovations, inspection, load capacity assessment, loads, maintenance strategies, new technical and material concepts, non-destructive testing, optimization strategies, prediction of future traffic demands, rehabilitation, reliability and risk management, repair, replacement, residual service life, safety and serviceability, service life prediction, strengthening, sustainable materials for bridges, sustainable bridges, whole life costing, among others. This book is a major contribution to the state-of-the art in all aspects of bridge maintenance and safety, including contributions from leading experts in this area. It is a significant contribution to the process of decision making in bridge maintenance, safety, management and cost for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society.

Bridge Deck Behaviour Second Edition

Bridge Deck Behaviour  Second Edition Author E C Hambly
ISBN-10 9780419172604
Release 1991-07-25
Pages 336
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This book describes the underlying behaviour of steel and concrete bridge decks. It shows how complex structures can be analysed with physical reasoning and relatively simple computer models and without complicated mathematics.

Bridge Deck Joints

Bridge Deck Joints Author Martin P. Burke
ISBN-10 NWU:35556021497623
Release 1989
Pages 66
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This synthesis will be of interest to bridge designers, maintenance engineers, and others concerned with designing and maintaining bridge deck joints. Information is presented on the types of deck joints used in bridges and on the design of bridges without joints. Bridges are continually moving and thus need either some type of deck joint or an integral design to accommodate this movement. This report of the Transportation Research Board describes the types of deck joints being used, the problems with these joints, and how integral construction-- bridge decks without joints--can be used to avoid joints.

Innovative Bridge Design Handbook

Innovative Bridge Design Handbook Author Alessio Pipinato
ISBN-10 9780128004876
Release 2015-11-11
Pages 878
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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 Maintenance encompasses 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

Effects of Ambient Temperature Changes on Integral Bridges

Effects of Ambient Temperature Changes on Integral Bridges Author Bhavik R. Shah
ISBN-10 UCBK:C101296047
Release 2008
Pages 167
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Integral Bridges (IBs) are joint-less bridges whereby the deck is continuous and monolithic with abutment walls. IBs are outperforming their non-integral counterparts in economy and safety. Their principal advantages are derived from the absence of expansion joints and sliding bearings in the deck, making them the most cost-effective system in terms of construction, maintenance, and longevity. The main purpose of constructing IBs is to prevent the corrosion of structure due to water seepage through joints. The simple and rapid construction provides smooth, uninterrupted deck that is aesthetically pleasing and safer for riding. The single structural unit increases the degree of redundancy enabling higher resistance to extreme events. However, the design of IBs not being an exact science poses certain critical issues. The continuity achieved by this construction results in thermally induced deformations. These in turn introduce a significantly complex and nonlinear soil-structure interaction into the response of abutment walls and piles of the lB. The unknown soil response and its effect on the stresses in the bridge, creates uncertainties in the design. To gain a better understanding of the mechanism of load transfer due to thermal expansion, which is also dependent on the type of the soil adjacent to the abutment walls and piles, a 3D finite element analysis is carried out on a representative IB using state-of-the-art finite element code ABAQUS/Standard 6.5-1. A literature review focusing on past numerical studies of IBs is presented, followed by details of the numerical model developed in this study using the interactive environment ABAQUS/CAE 6.5-1 along with the analysis details. A discussion of results of the analysis of the IB with three different soil conditions, each experiencing three different temperature change scenarios is presented. Conclusions of the study and recommendations for future research wrap up the report. The advancement of knowledge enabled by this research will provide a basis for introduction of new guidelines in Kansas Bridge Design Manual.

The state of the art of precast prestressed integral bridges

The state of the art of precast prestressed integral bridges Author Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. Subcommittee on Integral Bridges
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822036169902
Release 2001
Pages 86
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