Design of Modern Steel Railway Bridges / Edition 1

Design of Modern Steel Railway Bridges / Edition 1

by John F. Unsworth
     
 

Perhaps the first book on this topic in more than 50 years, Design of Modern Steel Railway Bridges focuses not only on new steel superstructures but also outlines principles and methods that are useful for the maintenance and rehabilitation of existing steel railway bridges. It complements the recommended practices of the American Railway Engineering and

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Perhaps the first book on this topic in more than 50 years, Design of Modern Steel Railway Bridges focuses not only on new steel superstructures but also outlines principles and methods that are useful for the maintenance and rehabilitation of existing steel railway bridges. It complements the recommended practices of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-way Association (AREMA), in particular Chapter 15-Steel Structures in AREMA’s Manual for Railway Engineering (MRE). The book has been carefully designed to remain valid through many editions of the MRE.

After covering the basics, the author examines the methods for analysis and design of modern steel railway bridges. He details the history of steel railway bridges in the development of transportation systems, discusses modern materials, and presents an extensive treatment of railway bridge loads and moving load analysis. He then outlines the design of steel structural members and connections in accordance with AREMA recommended practice, demonstrating the concepts with worked examples.

Topics include:

  • A history of iron and steel railway bridges
  • Engineering properties of structural steel typically used in modern steel railway bridge design and fabrication
  • Planning and preliminary design
  • Loads and forces on railway superstructures
  • Criteria for the maximum effects from moving loads and their use in developing design live loads
  • Design of axial and flexural members
  • Combinations of forces on steel railway superstructures

Copiously illustrated with more than 300 figures and charts, the book presents a clear picture of the importance of railway bridges in the national transportation system. A practical reference and learning tool, it provides a fundamental understanding of AREMA recommended practice that enables more effective design.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420082173
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/23/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
453
Sales rank:
1,259,179
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

History and Development of Steel Railway Bridges
Introduction
Iron Railway Bridges
Steel Railway Bridges
Development of Railway Bridge Engineering
Bibliography
Steel for Modern Railway Bridges
Introduction
Engineering Properties of Steel
Types of Structural Steel
Structural Steel for Railway Bridges
Structural Steels Specified for Railway Bridges
References
Planning and Preliminary Design of Modern Railway Bridges
Introduction
Planning of Railway Bridges
Preliminary Design of Steel Railway Bridges
References
Loads and Forces on Steel Railway Bridges
Introduction
Dead Loads
Railway Live Loads
Other Steel Railway Bridge Design LoadsRailway Superstructures
References
Structural Analysis and Design of Steel Railway Bridges
Introduction
Structural Analysis of Steel Railway Superstructures
Structural Design of Steel Railway Superstructures
References
Design of Axial Force Steel Members
Introduction
Axial Tension Members
Axial Compression Members
References
Design of Flexural Steel Members
Introduction
Strength Design of Noncomposite Flexural Members
Serviceability Design of Noncomposite Flexural Members
Strength Design of Steel and Concrete Composite Flexural Members
Serviceability Design of Composite Flexural Members
References
Design of Steel Members for Combined Forces
Introduction
Biaxial Bending
Unsymmetrical Bending (Combined Bending and Torsion)
Combined Axial Forces and Bending of Members
Combined Bending and Shear of Plates
References
Design of Connections for Steel Members
Introduction
Welded Connections
Bolted Connections
References
Index

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