Understanding Bridge Collapses: From the Horizon of the Structural Engineer

Understanding Bridge Collapses: From the Horizon of the Structural Engineer

by Bjorn Akesson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415436230

ISBN-13: 9780415436236

Pub. Date: 06/13/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In a straightforward style, this book presents a detailed overview of 20 cases of famous and other highly interesting bridge collapses over the last two centuries. Every case is illustrated and described in detail and the failure analyses made are supported by well-known explanations and, in some cases, by new theories. The chronological order makes it easy to

Overview

In a straightforward style, this book presents a detailed overview of 20 cases of famous and other highly interesting bridge collapses over the last two centuries. Every case is illustrated and described in detail and the failure analyses made are supported by well-known explanations and, in some cases, by new theories. The chronological order makes it easy to follow the gradual development in the use of different bridge types and the choice of construction material. The increase of knowledge and experience in the structural engineering discipline over the years is clearly observable, although every modern engineer will admit that both fatigue and buckling are very complex phenomena and that knowledge about them can increasingly profit from studying past bridge construction projects failures. Intended for consulting engineers (bridges, steel and metal structures) and for advanced-level and postgraduate students in structural and bridge engineering.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415436236
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/13/2008
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

  1. Dee Bridge (1847)
  2. Ashtabula Bridge (1876)
  3. Tay Bridge (1879)
  4. Quebec Bridge (1907)
  5. Hasselt Bridge (1938)
  6. Sandö Bridge (1939)
  7. Tacoma Narrows Bridge (1940)
  8. Peace River Bridge (1957)
  9. Second Narrows Bridge (1958)
  10. Kings Bridge (1962)
  11. Point Pleasant Bridge (1967)
  12. Fourth Danube Bridge (1969)
  13. Britannia Bridge (1970)
  14. Cleddau Bridge (1970)
  15. West Gate Bridge (1970)
  16. Rhine Bridge (1971)
  17. Zeulenroda Bridge (1973)
  18. Reichsbrücke (1976)
  19. Almö Bridge (1980)
  20. Sgt. Aubrey Cosens V.C. Memorial Bridge (2003)

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