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FundamentaLS Bridge Engineering Handbook SECOND EDITION by Wai-Fah Chen and Lian Duan

 FundamentaLS Bridge Engineering Handbook SECOND EDITION  by Wai-Fah Chen and Lian Duan

Contents:
Chapter 1 Conceptual Design
Chapter 2 Aesthetics: Basics
Chapter 3 Bridge Aesthetics: Achieving Structural Art in Bridge Design.
Chapter 4 Planning of Major Fixed Links
Chapter 5 Highway Bridge Design Specifications
Chapter 6 Highway Bridge Loads and Load Distribution.
Chapter  7 Railroad Bridge Design Specifications
Chapter  8 High-Speed Railway Bridges
Chapter  9 Structural Performance Indicators for Bridges.
Chapter  10 Structural Theory
Chapter  11 Finite Element Method
Chapter  12 Structural Modeling
Chapter  13 Concrete Design
Chapter  14 Steel Design
Chapter  15 Timber Design
Preface:
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 twenty-first century.” It has been written with practicing bridge and structural engineers in mind. The ideal readers will be MS-level structural and bridge engineers with a need for a single reference source to keep abreast of new developments and the state-of-the-practice, as well as to review standard practices. The areas of bridge engineering include planning, analysis and design, construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation. To provide engineers a well-organized, user-friendly, and easy-to-follow resource, the handbook is divided into seven sections. Section I, Fundamentals, presents conceptual design, aesthetics, planning, design philosophies, bridge loads, structural analysis, and modeling. Section II, Superstructure Design, reviews how to design various bridges made of concrete, steel, steel-concrete composites, and timbers; horizontally curved, truss, arch, cable-stayed, suspension, floating, movable, and railroad bridges; and expansion joints, deck systems, and approach slabs. Section III, Substructure Design, addresses the various substructure components: bearings, piers and columns, towers, abut ments and retaining structures, geotechnical considerations, footings, and foundations. Section IV, Seismic Design, provides earthquake geotechnical and damage considerations, seismic analysis and design, seismic isolation and energy dissipation, soil–structure–foundation interactions, and seismic retrofit technology and practice. Section V, Construction and Maintenance, includes construction of steel and concrete bridges, substructures of major overwater bridges, construction inspections, maintenance inspection and rating, strengthening, and rehabilitation. Section VI, Special Topics, addresses in-depth treatments of some important topics and their recent developments in bridge engineering. Section VII, Worldwide Practice, provides the global picture of bridge engineering history and practice from China, Europe, Japan, and Russia to the U.S.

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