Preliminary Design of Modern Bridges for Architects and Engineers / Edition 1by Melaragno
Pub. Date: 07/10/1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Focusing on the conceptual and preliminary stages in bridge design, this practical reference/text addresses the new conceptual criteria employed when evaluating project proposals-considering factors from engineering principles and architectural aspects to structural aesthetics and environmental impact on rural and urban surroundings. Ideal for practitioners… See more details below
Focusing on the conceptual and preliminary stages in bridge design, this practical reference/text addresses the new conceptual criteria employed when evaluating project proposals-considering factors from engineering principles and architectural aspects to structural aesthetics and environmental impact on rural and urban surroundings. Ideal for practitioners preparing preliminary plans for presentation at bridge design competitions, consultants working on the development of structural construction projects, as well as engineering students desiring a lucid introduction to the subject! Containing numerous sample problems, examples, and case studies of bridges from around the world, Preliminary Design of Bridges for Architects and Engineers surveys a wide range of topics, including the historical development of bridges key elements to consider at the preliminary phase of design, such as loads, soil conditions for foundations, initial construction and maintenance costs, safety, and materials commercially available computer programs bridge retrofitting, historical restoration, and upgrading basic parameters as well as new trends in conceptual design and more! Complete with bibliographic citations, drawings, and photographs, Preliminary Design of Bridges for Architects and Engineers is an excellent on-the-job reference for civil and structural engineers, architects, landscape architects, environmentalists, planners, transportation specialists, and consultants working on bridge construction projects, as well as an edifying text for upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and continuing-education students in these disciplines.
Table of Contents
Bridge generalities; preliminary design; computer software for bridge design; bridge aesthetics; rehabilitation of bridges; fundamentals of design for structural engineers; appendices - 1 -an inventory of noticeable bridges in the United States and around the world, 2 - bridge design standards, 3 - highway live loads, 4 - standard specifications for railroad bridges by area, 5 -computer software reference, 6 - national and international bridge organizations, 7 - bridge proposal announcements, 8 -announcements of consulting design contracts for bridge structures, 9 - bridge awards, 10 - bridge beam design theory, 11 - homage to two legendary figures, 12 - preliminary truss selections, 13 - official documents basic data for rehabilitation projects, 14 - cables and wire ropes, 15 - Unites States coast guard permit application form for bridge construction.
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