Bridge Design and Evaluation

Bridge Design and Evaluation
Author: Gongkang Fu
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2013-01-09
ISBN: 0470422254
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridge Design and Evaluation Book Excerpt:

A succinct, real-world approach to complete bridge system design and evaluation Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and Load and Resistance Factor Rating (LRFR) are design and evaluation methods that have replaced or offered alternatives to other traditional methods as the new standards for designing and load-rating U.S. highway bridges. Bridge Design and Evaluation covers complete bridge systems (substructure and superstructure) in one succinct, manageable package. It presents real-world bridge examples demonstrating both their design and evaluation using LRFD and LRFR. Designed for a 3- to 4-credit undergraduate or graduate-level course, it presents the fundamentals of the topic without expanding needlessly into advanced or specialized topics. Important features include: Exclusive focus on LRFD and LRFR Hundreds of photographs and figures of real bridges to connect the theoretical with the practical Design and evaluation examples from real bridges including actual bridge plans and drawings and design methodologies Numerous exercise problems Specific design for a 3- to 4-credit course at the undergraduate or graduate level The only bridge engineering textbook to cover the important topics of bridge evaluation and rating Bridge Design and Evaluation is the most up-to-date and inclusive introduction available for students in civil engineering specializing in structural and transportation engineering.

Bridge Design and Evaluation

Bridge Design and Evaluation
Author: Gongkang Fu
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2013-01-25
ISBN: 1118329937
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridge Design and Evaluation Book Excerpt:

A succinct, real-world approach to complete bridge system design and evaluation Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and Load and Resistance Factor Rating (LRFR) are design and evaluation methods that have replaced or offered alternatives to other traditional methods as the new standards for designing and load-rating U.S. highway bridges. Bridge Design and Evaluation covers complete bridge systems (substructure and superstructure) in one succinct, manageable package. It presents real-world bridge examples demonstrating both their design and evaluation using LRFD and LRFR. Designed for a 3- to 4-credit undergraduate or graduate-level course, it presents the fundamentals of the topic without expanding needlessly into advanced or specialized topics. Important features include: Exclusive focus on LRFD and LRFR Hundreds of photographs and figures of real bridges to connect the theoretical with the practical Design and evaluation examples from real bridges including actual bridge plans and drawings and design methodologies Numerous exercise problems Specific design for a 3- to 4-credit course at the undergraduate or graduate level The only bridge engineering textbook to cover the important topics of bridge evaluation and rating Bridge Design and Evaluation is the most up-to-date and inclusive introduction available for students in civil engineering specializing in structural and transportation engineering.

FRP Composite Structures

FRP Composite Structures
Author: Hota V.S. GangaRao,Woraphot Prachasaree
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2021-10-28
ISBN: 1000461181
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

FRP Composite Structures Book Excerpt:

The use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in infrastructure systems has grown considerably in recent years because of the durability of composite materials. New constituent materials, manufacturing techniques, design approaches, and construction methods are being developed and introduced in practice by the FRP composites community to cost-effectively build FRP structural systems. FRP Composite Structures: Theory, Fundamentals, and Design brings clarity to the analysis and design of these FRP composite structural systems to advance the field implementation of structural systems with enhanced durability and reduced maintenance costs. It develops simplified mathematical models representing the behavior of beams and plates under static loads, after introducing generalized Hooke’s Law for materials with anisotropic, orthotropic, transversely isotropic, and isotropic properties. Subsequently, the simplified models coupled with design methods including FRP composite material degradation factors are introduced by solving a wide range of practical design problems. This book: Explores practical and novel infrastructure designs and implementations Uses contemporary codes recently approved Includes FRP case studies from around the world Ensures readers fully understand the basic mechanics of composite materials before involving large-scale number crunching Details several advanced topics including aging of FRPs, typical failures of structures including joints, and design simplifications without loss of accuracy and emphasis on failure modes Features end of chapter problems and solved examples throughout. This textbook is aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students and industry professionals focused on the analysis and design of FRP composite structural members. It features PowerPoint lecture slides and a solutions manual for adopting professors.

Primer for the Inspection and Strength Evaluation of Suspension Bridge Cables

Primer for the Inspection and Strength Evaluation of Suspension Bridge Cables
Author: Brandon W. Chavel,Brian J. Leshko
Publsiher: Government Printing Office
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9780160913099
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primer for the Inspection and Strength Evaluation of Suspension Bridge Cables Book Excerpt:

This Primer serves as an initial resource for planning and performing inspection, metallurgical testing, and strength evaluation of suspension bridge cables. Also provides an example of a simplified strength evaluation, flowcharts illustrating the inspection and strength evaluation procedures, and inspection and strength evaluation forms that can be used, or replicated, by bridge inspectors and engineers. FHWA Publication No. FHWA-IF-11-045.

Fatigue Evaluation of Steel Bridges

Fatigue Evaluation of Steel Bridges
Author: Mark Douglas Bowman
Publsiher: Transportation Research Board
Total Pages: 65
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 030925826X
Category: Bridges
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fatigue Evaluation of Steel Bridges Book Excerpt:

"TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 721: Fatigue Evaluation of Steel Bridges provides proposed revisions to Section 7--Fatigue Evaluation of Steel Bridges of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Manual for Bridge Evaluation with detailed examples of the application of the proposed revisions."--Publisher's description.

Bridge Engineering Handbook Five Volume Set

Bridge Engineering Handbook  Five Volume Set
Author: Wai-Fah Chen,Lian Duan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 3130
Release: 2014-01-24
ISBN: 1482255030
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridge Engineering Handbook Five Volume Set Book Excerpt:

Over 140 experts, 14 countries, and 89 chapters are represented in the second edition of the Bridge Engineering Handbook. This extensive collection provides detailed information on bridge engineering, and thoroughly explains the concepts and practical applications surrounding the subject, and also highlights bridges from around the world.Published

Bridge Engineering Handbook

Bridge Engineering Handbook
Author: Wai-Fah Chen,Lian Duan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 661
Release: 2014-01-24
ISBN: 1439852332
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridge Engineering Handbook Book Excerpt:

Over 140 experts, 14 countries, and 89 chapters are represented in the second edition of the Bridge Engineering Handbook. This extensive collection highlights bridge engineering specimens from around the world, contains detailed information on bridge engineering, and thoroughly explains the concepts and practical applications surrounding the subjec

Reference Guide for Applying Risk and Reliability Based Approaches for Bridge Scour Prediction

Reference Guide for Applying Risk and Reliability Based Approaches for Bridge Scour Prediction
Author: Peter Frederick Lagasse
Publsiher: Transportation Research Board
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0309283566
Category: Scour (Hydraulic engineering)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reference Guide for Applying Risk and Reliability Based Approaches for Bridge Scour Prediction Book Excerpt:

"TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 761: Reference Guide for Applying Risk and Reliability-Based Approaches for Bridge Scour Prediction presents a reference guide designed to help identify and evaluate the uncertainties associated with bridge scour prediction including hydrologic, hydraulic, and model/equation uncertainty. For complex foundation systems and channel conditions, the report includes a step-by-step procedure designed to provide scour factors for site-specific conditions."--Publisher's description

Effect of Truck Weight on Bridge Network Costs

Effect of Truck Weight on Bridge Network Costs
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Transportation Research Board
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 0309087597
Category: Bridges
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effect of Truck Weight on Bridge Network Costs Book Excerpt:

Innovative Bridge Design Handbook

Innovative Bridge Design Handbook
Author: Alessio Pipinato
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1046
Release: 2021-09-08
ISBN: 0323860141
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovative Bridge Design Handbook Book Excerpt:

Innovative Bridge Design Handbook: Construction, Rehabilitation, and Maintenance, Second Edition, brings together the essentials of bridge engineering across design, assessment, research and construction. Written by an international group of experts, each chapter is divided into two parts: the first covers design issues, while the second presents current research into the innovative design approaches used across the world. This new edition includes new topics such as foot bridges, new materials in bridge engineering and soil-foundation structure interaction. All chapters have been updated to include the latest concepts in design, construction, and maintenance to reduce project cost, increase structural safety, and maximize durability. Code and standard references have been updated. Completely revised and updated with the latest in bridge engineering and design Provides detailed design procedures for specific bridges with solved examples Presents structural analysis including numerical methods (FEM), dynamics, risk and reliability, and innovative structural typologies

Recent Developments in Reliability Based Civil Engineering

Recent Developments in Reliability Based Civil Engineering
Author: Achintya Haldar
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2006-02-13
ISBN: 9814479748
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Developments in Reliability Based Civil Engineering Book Excerpt:

Authored by the most active scholars in their respective areas, this volume covers the most recent developments, both theoretical and applicative, in multi-disciplinary reliability evaluation areas, many of which are cutting-edge and not discussed elsewhere in book form. The broad coverage includes the latest thoughts on design for low probability and high consequence events like the failure of the World Trade Center as well as risk acceptability based on the Life Quality Index. Other chapters discuss the development of the performance-based design concept, and the generally overlooked area of the reliability evaluation of bridges and offshore structures. Since the finite element method is routinely used for structural analyses, emphasis is put on discussing reliability evaluation using finite elements including consideration of the mesh-free finite element method. Corrosion and fatigue reliability evaluation techniques are other urgent issues that are dealt with in depth. Risk-based optimization using lifecycle cost analysis is presented. Among the many additional included topics, a chapter is devoted to health assessment of existing structures, currently one of the most active research areas. Contents:Risk and Risk Perception for Low Probability, High Consequence Events in the Built Environment (R B Corotis)Socio-Economic Risk Acceptability Criteria (R Rackwitz)Reliability in Structural Performance Evaluation and Design (Y K Wen)Performance-Based Reliability Evaluation of Structure-Foundation Systems (M Chowdhury & A Haldar)Application of Probabilistic Methods in Bridge Engineering (M Ghosn)Stochastic Response of Fixed Offshore Structures (S-T Quek et al.)Application of Reliability Methods to Fatigue Analysis and Design (P H Wirsching)Probabilistic Models for Corrosion in Structural Reliability Assessment (R E Melchers)Seismic Risk Assessment of Realistic Frame Structures Using a Hybrid Reliability Method (J Huh & A Haldar)Meshfree Methods in Computational Stochastic Mechanics (S Rahman)Reliability Analysis Using Information from Experts (J Mohammadi & E Desantiago)Risk-Based Optimization of Life-Cycle Cost for Deteriorating Civil Engineering Infrastructures (R Rackwitz)Structural Health Assessment under Uncertainty (H Katkhuda & A Haldar) Readership: Undergraduates, graduates, researchers and practitioners in the field of reliability in civil, mechanical, offshore, materials, chemical and other related engineering areas. Keywords:Performance-Based Design;Low Probability High Consequence Events;Life Quality Index;Socio-economic Risk Acceptability Criteria;Reliability of Bridges;Fixed Offshore Structures;Stochastic Finite Element Analysis;Mesh-Free Finite Element Methods;Fatigue Analysis and Design;Corrosion;Structural Health Assessment;Reliability Analysis Using Information from Experts;Renewal Model in Reliability-Based Optimization;Lifecycle Cost AnalysisKey Features:Discussions on the most recent developments in multi-disciplinary risk and reliability engineering areasChapters authored by the most active scholars in the areaTopics covered are not available in other booksIncludes subjects reflecting the most recent research interests in the field

Load Testing of Bridges Two Volume Set

Load Testing of Bridges  Two Volume Set
Author: Eva Lantsoght
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 774
Release: 2022-07-30
ISBN: 1351596926
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Load Testing of Bridges Two Volume Set Book Excerpt:

Load Testing of Bridges, featuring contributions from almost fifty authors from around the world across two interrelated volumes, deals with the practical aspects, the scientific developments, and the international views on the topic of load testing of bridges. Volume 12, Load Testing of Bridges: Current practice and Diagnostic Load Testing, starts with a background to bridge load testing, including the historical perspectives and evolutions, and the current codes and guidelines that are governing in countries around the world. The second part of the book deals with preparation, execution, and post-processing of load tests on bridges. The third part focuses on diagnostic load testing of bridges. Volume 13, Load Testing of Bridges: Proof Load Testing and the Future of Load Testing, focuses first on proof load testing of bridges. It discusses the specific aspects of proof load testing during the preparation, execution, and post-processing of such a test (Part 1). The second part covers the testing of buildings. The third part discusses novel ideas regarding measurement techniques used for load testing. Methods using non-contact sensors, such as photography- and video-based measurement techniques are discussed. The fourth part discusses load testing in the framework of reliability-based decision-making and in the framework of a bridge management program. The final part of the book summarizes the knowledge presented across the two volumes, as well as the remaining open questions for research, and provides practical recommendations for engineers carrying out load tests. This work will be of interest to researchers and academics in the field of civil/structural engineering, practicing engineers and road authorities worldwide.

The Manual for Bridge Evaluation

The Manual for Bridge Evaluation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: AASHTO
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1560514965
Category: Bridges
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Manual for Bridge Evaluation Book Excerpt:

Public Roads

Public Roads
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Highway research
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Roads Book Excerpt:

Methods for Increasing Live Load Capacity of Existing Highway Bridges

Methods for Increasing Live Load Capacity of Existing Highway Bridges
Author: Roger A. Dorton,Ranjit S. Reel
Publsiher: Transportation Research Board
Total Pages: 66
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780309061056
Category: Bridges
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methods for Increasing Live Load Capacity of Existing Highway Bridges Book Excerpt:

This synthesis will be of interest to state department of transportation bridge design and structural engineers, bridge consultants, and others involved in applied and research methods for increasing the live load capacity of existing highway bridges. The synthesis describes the current state of the practice for the various methods used to increase the live load capacity of existing highway bridges. This is done predominantly for bridges in the short- to medium-span range. Information on the more common bridge material types is presented. There is an emphasis on superstructure rather than substructure strengthening.

Maintenance Safety Risk Management and Life Cycle Performance of Bridges

Maintenance  Safety  Risk  Management and Life Cycle Performance of Bridges
Author: Nigel Powers,Dan M. Frangopol,Riadh Al-Mahaidi,Colin Caprani
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2018-07-04
ISBN: 1351745964
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maintenance Safety Risk Management and Life Cycle Performance of Bridges Book Excerpt:

Maintenance, Safety, Risk, Management and Life-Cycle Performance of Bridges contains lectures and papers presented at the Ninth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2018), held in Melbourne, Australia, 9-13 July 2018. This volume consists of a book of extended abstracts and a USB card containing the full papers of 393 contributions presented at IABMAS 2018, including the T.Y. Lin Lecture, 10 Keynote Lectures, and 382 technical papers from 40 countries. The contributions presented at IABMAS 2018 deal with the state of the art as well as emerging concepts and innovative applications related to the main aspects of bridge maintenance, safety, risk, management and life-cycle performance. Major topics include: new design methods, bridge codes, heavy vehicle and load models, bridge management systems, prediction of future traffic models, service life prediction, residual service life, sustainability and life-cycle assessments, maintenance strategies, bridge diagnostics, health monitoring, non-destructive testing, field testing, safety and serviceability, assessment and evaluation, damage identification, deterioration modelling, repair and retrofitting strategies, bridge reliability, fatigue and corrosion, extreme loads, advanced experimental simulations, and advanced computer simulations, among others. This volume provides both an up-to-date overview of the field of bridge engineering and significant contributions to the process of more rational decision-making on bridge maintenance, safety, risk, management and life-cycle performance of bridges for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society. The Editors hope that these Proceedings will serve as a valuable reference to all concerned with bridge structure and infrastructure systems, including students, researchers and engineers from all areas of bridge engineering.

Safety Reliability Risk and Life Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures

Safety  Reliability  Risk and Life Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures
Author: George Deodatis,Bruce R. Ellingwood,Dan M. Frangopol
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1112
Release: 2014-02-10
ISBN: 1315884887
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safety Reliability Risk and Life Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures Book Excerpt:

Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures contains the plenary lectures and papers presented at the 11th International Conference on STRUCTURAL SAFETY AND RELIABILITY (ICOSSAR2013, New York, NY, USA, 16-20 June 2013), and covers major aspects of safety, reliability, risk and life-cycle performance of str

Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering Towards an Integrated Vision

Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering  Towards an Integrated Vision
Author: Robby Caspeele,Luc Taerwe,Dan M. Frangopol
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2018-10-31
ISBN: 1351857568
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering Towards an Integrated Vision Book Excerpt:

This volume contains the papers presented at IALCCE2018, the Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2018), held in Ghent, Belgium, October 28-31, 2018. It consists of a book of extended abstracts and a USB device with full papers including the Fazlur R. Khan lecture, 8 keynote lectures, and 390 technical papers from all over the world. Contributions relate to design, inspection, assessment, maintenance or optimization in the framework of life-cycle analysis of civil engineering structures and infrastructure systems. Life-cycle aspects that are developed and discussed range from structural safety and durability to sustainability, serviceability, robustness and resilience. Applications relate to buildings, bridges and viaducts, highways and runways, tunnels and underground structures, off-shore and marine structures, dams and hydraulic structures, prefabricated design, infrastructure systems, etc. During the IALCCE2018 conference a particular focus is put on the cross-fertilization between different sub-areas of expertise and the development of an overall vision for life-cycle analysis in civil engineering. The aim of the editors is to provide a valuable source of cutting edge information for anyone interested in life-cycle analysis and assessment in civil engineering, including researchers, practising engineers, consultants, contractors, decision makers and representatives from local authorities.

Calibration of Load Factors for LRFR Bridge Evaluation

Calibration of Load Factors for LRFR Bridge Evaluation
Author: Fred Moses
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bridges
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Calibration of Load Factors for LRFR Bridge Evaluation Book Excerpt:

NHI Catalog

NHI Catalog
Author: National Highway Institute (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NHI Catalog Book Excerpt: