Bridgescape

Bridgescape
Author: Frederick Gottemoeller
Publsiher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1997-01-01
ISBN: 9780442026493
Category: Bridges
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridgescape Book Excerpt:

Despite their utilitarian nature, many bridges constitute the most visually stunning structures of our cities and towns. In Bridgescape: The Art of Designing Bridges, Frederick Gottemoeller brings the aesthetic aspects of bridge design within the grasp of all architects, engineers, and designers. This innovative approach challenges the reader to design and build bridges that are both functional and pleasing to the eye. Gottemoeller demystifies the creative process by breaking down the bridge into its most fundamental elements-line, form, and placement in the site, as well as color, texture, and ornamentation. The author shows how to plan bridges that take into account symbolism, historical meaning, and our ability to understand the visual world. But Bridgescape is more than an introduction to the aesthetic and engineering aspects of building a bridge. The author also discusses the dynamics of involving local authorities and the community in bridge design. From highway to pedestrian bridges, this book offers realistic and enlightening solutions for incorporating visually distinctive bridges within real-world situations and contexts. Working from the "skeleton" of the bridge-its girders, piers, and abutments-to its decorative features-color, carving, and texture-the author offers practical, easy-to-understand guidelines that can be applied to even the smallest of bridge design projects. Just a few key factors can profoundly enhance a bridge's appearance. Distinct from the technical books that separate architecture from engineering, Bridgescape offers a refreshing survey of the power of aesthetics in modern bridge design. A sixteen-page color insert enlivens the text, which is generously illustrated with over 280 photographs and drawings of bridges. Both engineers and architects will find Bridgescape an indispensable reference volume and an inspiring introduction to the aesthetic side of bridge engineering.

Bridge Design

Bridge Design
Author: António J. Reis,José J. Oliveira Pedro
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2019-04-01
ISBN: 1118927648
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridge Design Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive guide to bridge design Bridge Design - Concepts and Analysis provides a unique approach, combining the fundamentals of concept design and structural analysis of bridges in a single volume. The book discusses design solutions from the authors’ practical experience and provides insights into conceptual design with concrete, steel or composite bridge solutions as alternatives. Key features: Principal design concepts and analysis are dealt with in a unified approach. Execution methods and evolution of the static scheme during construction are dealt with for steel, concrete and composite bridges. Aesthetics and environmental integration of bridges are considered as an issue for concept design. Bridge analysis, including modelling and detail design aspects, is discussed for different bridge typologies and structural materials. Specific design verification aspects are discussed on the basis of present design rules in Eurocodes. The book is an invaluable guide for postgraduate students studying bridge design, bridge designers and structural engineers.

Design of Highway Bridges

Design of Highway Bridges
Author: Richard M. Barker,Jay A. Puckett
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1184
Release: 2013-02-04
ISBN: 1118330102
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design of Highway Bridges Book Excerpt:

Up-to-date coverage of bridge design and analysis revised to reflect the fifth edition of the AASHTO LRFD specifications Design of Highway Bridges, Third Edition offers detailed coverage of engineering basics for the design of short- and medium-span bridges. Revised to conform with the latest fifth edition of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, it is an excellent engineering resource for both professionals and students. This updated edition has been reorganized throughout, spreading the material into twenty shorter, more focused chapters that make information even easier to find and navigate. It also features: Expanded coverage of computer modeling, calibration of service limit states, rigid method system analysis, and concrete shear Information on key bridge types, selection principles, and aesthetic issues Dozens of worked problems that allow techniques to be applied to real-world problems and design specifications A new color insert of bridge photographs, including examples of historical and aesthetic significance New coverage of the "green" aspects of recycled steel Selected references for further study From gaining a quick familiarity with the AASHTO LRFD specifications to seeking broader guidance on highway bridge design Design of Highway Bridges is the one-stop, ready reference that puts information at your fingertips, while also serving as an excellent study guide and reference for the U.S. Professional Engineering Examination.

Modern Techniques in Bridge Engineering

Modern Techniques in Bridge Engineering
Author: Khaled Mahmoud
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-08-26
ISBN: 0203181891
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Techniques in Bridge Engineering Book Excerpt:

Due to significant economic growth in the last few decades, increasing traffic loads impose tremendous demand on bridge structures. This, coupled with ongoing deterioration of bridges, introduces a unique challenge to bridge engineers in maintaining service of these infrastructure assets without disruption to vital economic and social act

Durability of Bridge Structures

Durability of Bridge Structures
Author: Khaled Mahmoud
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2013-09-12
ISBN: 1315856840
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Durability of Bridge Structures Book Excerpt:

On Thursday evening, May 23, 2013, the Interstate 5 Bridge over the Skagit River in Washington state collapsed due to impact by an oversize truck, dumping vehicles and people into the water. Fortunately, the bridge is located in a rural area and nobody was killed in the accident, but three people were rescued after their cars plunged into the frigi

Highway Bridge Superstructure Engineering

Highway Bridge Superstructure Engineering
Author: Narendra Taly
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 963
Release: 2014-11-21
ISBN: 1466552190
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Highway Bridge Superstructure Engineering Book Excerpt:

A How-To Guide for Bridge Engineers and DesignersHighway Bridge Superstructure Engineering: LRFD Approaches to Design and Analysis provides a detailed discussion of traditional structural design perspectives, and serves as a state-of-the-art resource on the latest design and analysis of highway bridge superstructures. This book is applicable to hig

Bridge Engineering Handbook

Bridge Engineering Handbook
Author: Wai-Fah Chen,Lian Duan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 2016
Release: 2019-09-11
ISBN: 1000005925
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridge Engineering Handbook Book Excerpt:

First Published in 1999: The Bridge Engineering Handbook is a unique, comprehensive, and state-of-the-art reference work and resource book covering the major areas of bridge engineering with the theme "bridge to the 21st century."

The Bridges of New Jersey

The Bridges of New Jersey
Author: Steven M. Richman
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2005
ISBN: 0813535107
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bridges of New Jersey Book Excerpt:

Furnishes a photographic journey across New Jersey's six thousand bridges, some of which are steeped in history, dating back to the colonial era and the Revolutionary War, and some recognized worldwide for their size or significance in the annals of engineering.

Steel Bridges

Steel Bridges
Author: Jean-Paul Lebet , Manfred A. Hirt
Publsiher: EPFL Press
Total Pages: 569
Release: 2013-05-28
ISBN: 2940222622
Category: Composite construction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Steel Bridges Book Excerpt:

This English translation of the successful French edition presents the conception and design of steel and steel-concrete composite bridges, from simple beam bridges to cable-supported structures. This book focuses primarily on road bridges, emphasizing the basis of their conception and the fundamentals that must be considered in order to assure structural safety and serviceability, as well as highlighting the necessary design checks. The principles are extended in later chapters to railway bridges as well as bridges for pedestrians and cyclists. For these structures, particular attention is paid to consideration of the dynamic performance. The assembly of the steel and the placing of the reinforced or pre-stressed concrete slab are explained while emphasizing their influence on the design of the structure.

An Encyclopaedia of World Bridges

An Encyclopaedia of World Bridges
Author: David McFetrich
Publsiher: Pen and Sword Transport
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-04-30
ISBN: 1526794470
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Encyclopaedia of World Bridges Book Excerpt:

Bridges are one of the most important artefacts constructed by man, the structures having had an incalculable effect on the development of trade and civilisation throughout the world. Their construction has led to continuing advances in civil engineering technology, leading to bigger spans and the use of new materials. Their failures, too, whether from an inadequate understanding of engineering principles or as a result of natural catastrophes or warfare, have often caused immense hardship as a result of lost lives or broken communications. In this book, a sister publication to his earlier An Encyclopaedia of British Bridges (Pen & Sword 2019), David McFetrich gives brief descriptions of some 1200 bridges from more than 170 countries around the world. They represent a wide range of different types of structure (such as beam, cantilever, stayed and suspension bridges). Although some of the pictures are of extremely well-known structures, many are not so widely recognisable and a separate section of the book includes more than seventy lists of bridges with distinctly unusual characteristics in their design, usage and history.

Bridge

Bridge
Author: Peter Bishop
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781861893468
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridge Book Excerpt:

Peter Bishop provides a comprehensive historical account of the role of bridges in the advancement of human culture.

Sustainable Structural Engineering

Sustainable Structural Engineering
Author: John E. Anderson,Christian Bucher,Bruno Briseghella,Xin Ruan,Tobia Zordan
Publsiher: International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2015-01-10
ISBN: 3857481412
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Structural Engineering Book Excerpt:

Sustainability is the defining challenge for engineers in the twenty-first century. In addition to safe, economic, and effi-cient structures, a new criterion, sustainable, must be met. Furthermore, this new design paradigm–addressing social, economic, and environmental aspects–requires prompt action. In particular, mitigation of climate change requires sustainable solutions for new as well as existing structures. Taking from both practice and research, this book provides engineers with applicable, timely, and innovative information on the state-of-the-art in sustainable structural design. This Structural Engineering Document addresses safety and regulations, integration concepts, and a sustainable approach to structural design. Life-cycle assessment is presented as a critical tool to quantify design options, and the importance of existing structures–in particular cultural heritage structures–is critically reviewed. Consideration is also given to bridge design and maintenance, structural reassessment, and disaster risk reduction. Finally, the importance of environmentally friendly concrete is examined. Consequently, structural engineers are shown to have the technical proficiency, as well as ethical imperative, to lead in designing a sustainable future.

Exercises and Solutions in Statistical Theory

Exercises and Solutions in Statistical Theory
Author: Lawrence L. Kupper,Brian. H Neelon,Sean M. O'Brien
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 2318
Release: 2013-06-24
ISBN: 0415661951
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exercises and Solutions in Statistical Theory Book Excerpt:

Exercises and Solutions in Statistical Theory helps students and scientists obtain an in-depth understanding of statistical theory by working on and reviewing solutions to interesting and challenging exercises of practical importance. Unlike similar books, this text incorporates many exercises that apply to real-world settings and provides much more thorough solutions. The exercises and selected detailed solutions cover from basic probability theory through to the theory of statistical inference. Many of the exercises deal with important, real-life scenarios in areas such as medicine, epidemiology, actuarial science, social science, engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, environmental health, and sports. Several exercises illustrate the utility of study design strategies, sampling from finite populations, maximum likelihood, asymptotic theory, latent class analysis, conditional inference, regression analysis, generalized linear models, Bayesian analysis, and other statistical topics. The book also contains references to published books and articles that offer more information about the statistical concepts. Designed as a supplement for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses, this text is a valuable source of classroom examples, homework problems, and examination questions. It is also useful for scientists interested in enhancing or refreshing their theoretical statistical skills. The book improves readers’ comprehension of the principles of statistical theory and helps them see how the principles can be used in practice. By mastering the theoretical statistical strategies necessary to solve the exercises, readers will be prepared to successfully study even higher-level statistical theory.

Bridgescape

Bridgescape
Author: Frederick Gottemoeller
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2004-08-25
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridgescape Book Excerpt:

Publisher 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

Arch 01

Arch 01
Author: C. Abdunur
Publsiher: Presses des Ponts
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9782859783471
Category: Arch bridges
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arch 01 Book Excerpt:

Les ponts en arc font actuellement face au double défi de protéger leur patrimoine et de rivaliser avec d'autres formes plus récentes de structures. La conservation des ponts en arc implique de multiples impératifs : une politique saine d'inspection et de suivi, des méthodes précises d'investigation, une évaluation fiable et un éventuel diagnostic, des moyens efficaces de maintenance, de réparation, de renforcement et d'élargissement. Pendant que des ouvrages existants sont réparés et revalorisés, de nouveaux ponts en arc, de -nies traditionnelles et à " l'échelle humaine ", continuent à se construire, en utilisant des matériaux et procédés améliorés et rentables, assurant longévité et respect de l'environnement. Au premier plan de cette continuité, les concepteurs des ponts en béton, dans les hémisphères Nord et Sud, s'efforcent avec succès de réaliser des portées en arc de plus en plus longues, frôlant les 400 mètres dans les années 1980. Récemment, sur d'autres sites spectaculaires, des records de portées ont été battus par trois ponts en arc respectivement en pierre, en béton, en tubes d'acier remplis de béton. Une telle avancée ne manquera pas d'inciter les ingénieurs à rechercher des formes d'arc encore plus audacieuses et élégantes. Sur le large éventail des thèmes proposés, de nombreux auteurs, de plus de vingt-cinq pays, ont apporté des contributions majeures rappelant que les ponts en arc n'ont rien perdu de leur actualité et que, malgré les leçons assimilées de leur prestigieux héritage, leur conception stimule toujours la créativité des ingénieurs et des architectes. Ces contributions sont réunies dans le présent volume édité à l'occasion de la Troisième Conférence internationale sur les Ponts en Arc, tenue à Paris en septembre 2001. Arch bridges face at present the double challenge of protecting their heritage and competing with other more recent structural forms. The conservation of the arch bridge heritage successively requires sound inspection and monitoring policies, accurate investigative methods, reliable assessment and eventual diagnosis, efficient means for maintenance, repair, strengthening and widening. While existing structures are being repaired and upgraded, new arch bridges, of traditional forms and on a "human scale", continue to be constructed, using improved and cost-effective materials and procedures, ensuring longevity and respect for the environment. In the forefront of this continuity, concrete bridge designers, in the northern and southern hemispheres, have successfully been striving for ever larger arch spans, closely approaching 400 m in the 1980's. Lately, at other spectacular sites, span records were beaten in three arch bridges respectively using stone, concrete and slender concrete-filled steel tubes. This breakthrough may encourage engineers to seek more daring and elegant forms of arch. On the broad spectrum of the suggested topics, numerous authors, from more than twenty-five countries, have recently offered major contributions, reminding that arch bridges have nothing lost of their appeal and that, for all the lessons learnt from their prestigious heritage, their design still simulates the creativity of engineers and architects. These contributions are put together in the present volume edited on the occasion of the Third International Arch Bridge Conference held in Paris in September 2001.

Bridge Design Engineering

Bridge Design   Engineering
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bridges
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridge Design Engineering Book Excerpt:

Bridge Aesthetics Sourcebook

Bridge Aesthetics Sourcebook
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: AASHTO
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2010
ISBN: 156051485X
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridge Aesthetics Sourcebook Book Excerpt:

"Publication code: BAS-1"-- p. [4] of cover.

PCI Journal

PCI Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Precast concrete
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

PCI Journal Book Excerpt:

Bridge Engineering Handbook Second Edition

Bridge Engineering Handbook  Second Edition
Author: Wai-Fah Chen,Lian Duan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 594
Release: 2014-01-24
ISBN: 1439852073
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridge Engineering Handbook Second Edition 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 subject. Published in five books: Fundamentals, Superstructure Design, Substructure Design, Seismic Design, and Construction and Maintenance, this new edition provides numerous worked-out examples that give readers step-by-step design procedures, includes contributions by leading experts from around the world in their respective areas of bridge engineering, contains 26 completely new chapters, and updates most other chapters. It offers design concepts, specifications, and practice, as well as the various types of bridges. The text includes over 2,500 tables, charts, illustrations and photos. The book covers new, innovative, and traditional methods and practices, explores rehabilitation, retrofit, and maintenance, and examines seismic design, and building materials. The first book, Fundamentals contains 22 chapters, and covers aesthetics, planning, design specifications, structural modeling, fatigue and fracture. What’s New in the Second Edition: • Covers the basic concepts, theory and special topics of bridge engineering • Includes seven new chapters: Finite Element Method, High Speed Railway Bridges, Concrete Design, Steel Design, Structural Performance Indicators for Bridges, High Performance Steel, and Design and Damage Evaluation Methods for Reinforced Concrete Beams under Impact Loading • Provides substantial updates to existing chapters, including Conceptual Design, Bridge Aesthetics: Achieving Structural Art in Bridge Design, and Application of Fiber Reinforced Polymers in Bridges This text is an ideal reference for practicing bridge engineers and consultants (design, construction, maintenance), and can also be used as a reference for students in bridge engineering courses.