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Bridge engineering handbook
Duan, Lian.
Publication Information:
Boca Raton, FL ; London : CRC Press, [1999]

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1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 27 cm
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An international team of experts has joined forces to produce the Bridge Engineering Handbook. They address all facets-the planning, design, inspection, construction, and maintenance of a variety of bridge structures-creating a must-have resource for every bridge engineer. This unique, comprehensive reference provides the means to review standard practices and keep abreast of new developments and state-of-the-art practices. Comprising 67 chapters in seven sections, the authors present:
Fundamentals: Provides the basic concepts and theory of bridge engineering
Superstructure Design: Discusses all types of bridges
Substructure Design: Addresses columns, piers, abutments, and foundations
Seismic Design: Presents the latest in seismic bridge design
Construction and Maintenance: Focuses on the practical issues of bridge structures
Special Topics: Offers new and important information and unique solutions
Worldwide Practice: Summarizes bridge engineering practices around the world.

Discover virtually all you need to know about any type of bridge:
Reinforced, Segmental, and Prestressed Concrete
Steel beam and plate girder
Steel box girder
Orthotropic deck
Horizontally curved

Special attention is given to rehabilitation, retrofit, and maintenance, and the Bridge Engineering Handbook offers over 1,600 tables, charts, and illustrations in ready-to-use format. An abundance of worked-out examples give readers step-by-step design procedures and the section on Worldwide Practice provides a broad and valuable perspective on the "big picture" of bridge engineering.

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Choice Review

Senior editor Chen (Univ. of Hawaii) has written several earlier handbooks on civil and structural engineering that have been very well received, and is also a well-established author of numerous text and reference books in that field. This handbook covers the full spectrum of the bridge engineering field, ranging from planning and aesthetics through substructure and superstructure design, to construction and maintenance techniques. There are more than 100 contributors; only about a quarter are academics, the majority are practitioners, and several are among the world's leading authorities in their areas. Editor Duan (California DOT) brings a focus on earthquake problems. The superstructure design section discusses all structural bridge configurations from simple slab and beam structures to suspension and cable-stayed bridges. Most contributions are written in report format rather than a traditional table-dominated handbook style. All numerical values are expressed in metric units. This is the first handbook dedicated to bridge engineering; of several comprehensive books devoted specifically to bridge engineering, Design of Highway Bridges, by R.M. Barker and J.A. Puckett (1997), covers some of the same ground but not in the breadth and scope of this handbook. Any academic or technical library supporting an engineering department should have this handbook. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. W. C. Schnobrich; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Table of Contents

Section I Fundamentals
1 Conceptual Bridge DesignM. S. Troitsky
2 Bridge Aesthetics -- BasicsFritz Leonhardt
3 Bridge Aesthetics -- Structural ArtDavid P. Billington and Frederick Gottemoeller
4 Planning of Major Fixed LinksKlaus H. Ostenfeld and Dietrich L. Hommel and Dan Olsen and Lars Hauge
5 Design Philosophies for Highway BridgesJohn M. Kulicki
6 Highway Bridge Loads and Load DistributionSusan E. Hida
7 Structural TheoryXila Liu and Leiming Zhang
8 Structural ModelingAlexander Krimotat and Li-Hong Sheng
Section II Superstructure Design
9 Reinforced Concrete BridgesJyouru Lyang and Don Lee and John Kung
10 Prestressed Concrete BridgesLian Duan and Kang Chen and Andrew Tan
11 Segmental Concrete BridgesGerard Sauvageot
12 Steel-Concrete Composite I-Girder BridgesLian Duan and Yusuf Saleh and Steve Altman
13 Steel-Concrete Composite Box-Girder BridgesYusuf Saleh and Lian Duan
14 Orthotropic Deck BridgesAlfred R. Mangus and Shawn Sun
15 Horizontally Curved BridgesAhmad M. Itani and Mark L. Reno
16 Highway Truss BridgesJohn M. Kulicki
17 Arch BridgesGerard F. Fox
18 Suspension BridgesAtsushi Okukawa and Shuichi Suzuki and Ikuo Harazaki
19 Cable-Stayed BridgesMan-Chung Tang
20 Timber BridgesKenneth J. Fridley
21 Movable BridgesMichael J. Abrahams
22 Floating BridgesM. Myint Lwin
23 Railroad BridgesDonald F. Sorgenfrei and W. N. Marianos, Jr.
24 Bridge Decks and Approach SlabsMichael D. Keever and John H. Fujimoto
25 Expansion JointsRalph J. Dornsife
Section III Substructure Design
26 BearingsJohnny Feng and Hong Chen
27 Piers and ColumnsJinrong Wang
28 TowersCharles Seim
29 Abutments and Retaining StructuresLinan Wang and Chao Gong
30 Geotechnical ConsiderationsThomas W. McNeilan and James Chai
31 Shallow FoundationsJames Chai
32 Deep FoundationsYouzhi Ma and Nan Deng
Section IV Seismic Design
33 Geotechnical Earthquake ConsiderationsSteven Kramer and Charles Scawthorn
34 Earthquake Damage to BridgesJack P. Moehle and Marc O. Eberhard
35 Dynamic AnalysisRambabu Bavirisetty and Murugesu Vinayagamoorthy and Lian Duan
36 Nonlinear Analysis of Bridge StructuresMohamed Akkari and Lian Duan
37 Seismic Design Philosophies and Performance-Based Design CriteriaLian Duan and Fang Li
38 Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete BridgesYan Xiao
39 Seismic Design of Steel BridgesChia-Ming Uang and Keh-Chyuan Tsai and Michel Bruneau
40 Seismic Retrofit PracticeJames Roberts and Brian Maroney
41 Seismic Isolation and Supplemental Energy DissipationRihui Zhang
42 Soil-Foundation-Structure InteractionWen-Shou Tseng and Joseph Penzien
43 Seismic Retrofit TechnologyKevin I. Keady and Fadel Alameddine and Thomas E. Sardo
44 Seismic Design Practice in JapanShigeki Unjoh
Section V Construction and Maintenance
45 Steel Bridge ConstructionJackson Durkee
46 Concrete Bridge ConstructionSimon A. Blank and Michael M. Blank and Luis R. Luberas
47 Substructures of Major Overwater BridgesBen C. Gerwick, Jr.
48 Bridge Construction InspectionMahmoud Fustok and Masound Alemi
49 Maintenance Inspection and RatingMurugesu Vinayagamoorthy
50 Strengthening and RehabilitationF. Wayne Klaiber and Terry J. Wipf
Section VI Special Topics
51 Applications of Composites in Highway BridgesJoseph M. Plecnik and Oscar Henriquez
52 Effective Length of Compression MembersLian Duan and Wai-Fah Chen
53 Fatigue and FractureRobert J. Dexter and John W. Fisher
54 Statistics of Steel Weight of Highway BridgesShouji Toma
55 Weigh-in-Motion Measurement of Trucks on BridgesAndrzej S. Nowak and Sangjin Kim
56 Impact Effect of Moving VehiclesMingzhu Duan and Philip C. Perdikaris and Wai-Fah Chen
57 Wind Effects on Long-Span BridgesChun S. Cai and Serge Montens
58 Cable Force Adjustment and Construction ControlD. J. Han and Quansheng Yan
59 Active Control in Bridge EngineeringZaiguang Wu
60 Vessel Collision Design of BridgesMichael Knott and Zolan Pruca
61 Bridge HydraulicsJim Springer and Ke Zhou
62 Sound Walls and RailingsFarzin Lackpour and Fuat S. Guzaltan
Section VII Worldwide Practice
63 Bridge Design Practice in ChinaGuohao Li and Rucheng Xiao
64 Design Practice in EuropeJean M. Muller
65 Design Practice in JapanMasatsugu Nagai and Tetsuya Yabuki and Shuichi Suzuki
66 Design Practice in RussiaSimon A. Blank and Oleg A. Popov and Vadim A. Seliverstov
67 The Evolution of Bridges in the United StatesNorman F. Root

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