This comprehensive and up-to-date reference work and resource book covers state-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice for bridge engineering worldwide. Countries covered include Canada and the United States in North America; Argentina and Brazil in South America; Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Macedonia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine in the European continent; China, Indonesia, Japan, Chinese Taipei, and Thailand in Asia; and Egypt, Iran, and Turkey in the Middle East. The book examines the use of different materials for each region, including stone, timber, concrete, steel, and composite. It examines various bridge types, including slab, girder, segmental, truss, arch, suspension, and cable-stayed. A color insert illustrates select landmark bridges. It also presents ten benchmark comparisons for highway composite girder design from different countries; the highest bridges; the top 100 longest bridges, and the top 20 longest bridge spans for various bridge types including suspension, cable-stayed, extradosed, arch, girder, movable bridges (vertical lift, swing, and bascule), floating, stress ribbon, and timber; and bridge construction methods.Once again the live load model was changed to be more reflective of actual truck traffic by combining a truck configuration ... to maintain and evolve its own bridge design specification, known as the Manual of Recommended Practice, through AREMA. ... This latter document was developed in the period 1988a1993 when statistically based probability methods were ... For example, the expected service life of a structure, the degree to which future maintenance should be assumed to anbsp;...
|Title||:||Handbook of International Bridge Engineering|
|Author||:||Wai-Fah Chen, Lian Duan|
|Publisher||:||CRC Press - 2013-10-11|