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Arch Bridges

1st Edition

Edited by A. Sinopoli

CRC Press

450 pages

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Hardback: 9789058090126
pub: 1998-01-01
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Modern structural engineering surprises us with the mastery and certainty with which it plans and carries out daring projects, such as the most recent metal or concrete bridges, whether they be suspension or arch bridges.

On the other hand, little is yet known about the state of knowledge of construction science and techniques which, well before the arrival of modern methods based on the mechanics of deformable continua, made it possible in the past to erect the vaulted masonry structures rthat we have inherited.

The fact that these have lasted through many centuries to our time, and are still in a fairly good state of conservation, makes them competitive, as far as stability and durability are concerned, with those constructed in other materials.

Although it is known that the equilibrium of the arch is guaranteed by any funicular whatsoever of the loads, contained inside the profile of an arch, finding the unique solution is not such a certainty. In other words, the problem of the equilibrium of vaulted structures is 'Poleni's problem', the one for which the Venetian scientist was able to give an exemplary solution on the occasion of the assessment of the dome of St. Peter's.

Arch Bridges focuses on the main aspects of the debate about the masonry arch bridge: History of structural mechanics and construction, theoretical models, analysis for assessment, numerical methods, experimental and non-destructive testing, maintenance and repair are the topics of the Conference. The breadth and variety of the contributions presented and discussed by leading experts from many countries make this volume an authoritative source of up-to-date information.

Table of Contents

History of structural mechanics

1850-1880: Bridge-building and modern structural mechanics

E. Benvenuto

The relationship between the Gothic model and the conception of bridges

A. Coste

Empirical methods for the construction of masonry arch bridges in the 19th century

M. Corradi

Arch and vault from 1800 to 1864 37

K.-E. Kurrer & A. Kahlow

History of construction

Conceptional design of Renaissance arch bridges

H. Falter & A. Bogle

Brick bridges and historical transportation systems

M. Chalana

Construction knowledge between the 18th and the 19th century applied to arched masonry systems in Venice

G. Riva & P. Valle

M. Levy versus La Gournerie: A debate about skew bridges

A. Becchi

The masonry bridges and viaducts of the first Piedmontese railway, 1845-1853

L. Re

The experimental approach in the evolution of construction systems: The contribution of the Porcheddu company of Turin to the refinement of the Hennebique system for the construction of arch bridges

A.M. Sassi Perino & G. Faraggiana

Equilibrium and limit analysis

The assessment of strength of masonry arches

J. Heyman

Lower and upper bound theorems for masonry arches as rigid systems with unilateral contacts

A. Sinopoli, M. Corradi & F. Foce

On the analysis of multi-ring brickwork arch bridges

M. Gilbert

On the definition of the geometrical safety factor of masonry arches

A. DeRubeis

The mechanism model in the seismic check of stone arches

P. Clemente & A. Raithel

Theoretical models and analysis

Minimum and maximum thrust states in Statics of ancient masonry bridges

M. Como

An upper bound analysis for the strength assessment of masonry arch bridges

A.F. Ashour & S.W. Garrity

A contact mechanical approach to the theory of the elastic voussoir arch

H. Parland & A. Miettinen

Hardening and shakedown of masonry arch joints

B.T. Rosson & T.K. Boothby

On the use of Somigliana dislocations applied to masonry arches

I. Feletti & M. Rapallini

Numerical methods for strength assessment

Finite/ discrete element models for assessment and repair of masonry structures

D.R.J. Owen, D. Peric, N. Petrinic, C.L. Brookes & P.J. James

Distinct element analysis of stone arches

G. Mirabella Roberti & F. Calvetti

FE modelling of the dynamic response of Kimbolton Butts bridge

A. Bensalem, H. Ali-Ahmed, C.A. Fairfield & A. Sibbald

Numerical simulation of experiments in arch bridges

P. Roca, C. Molins, T.G. Hughes & C. Sicilia

Interactive assessment of masonry arch bridges

A. Kumar

Load capacity of multi-arch masonry bridges

C. Molins & P. Roca

Safety evaluation and retrofitting of an arch r.c. bridge

C. Modena & D. Sonda

An approach to the structural model for masonry arch bridges: Pont Saint Martin as a case study

G. Frunzio & M. Monaco

Non-destructive testing

Tomography for NDT applied to masonry structures: Sonic and/ or EM methods

S. Valle, L. Zanzi, L. Binda,A. Saisi & G.Lenzi

Radar testing of masonry arch bridges with soil backfill

C. Colla, D.M. McCann & M.C. Forde

The behaviour of open spandrel brickwork arch bridges

C. Melbourne & H. Tao

NDT as a tool for detection of gradual safety factor deterioration in loaded arches

A. Bensalem, H. Ali-Ahmed, C.A. Fairfield & A. Sibbald

Dynamics and experimental testing

Effects of vehicle impact loading on masonry arch parapets

B. Hobbs, M. Gilbert & T. Molyneaux

The collapse behaviour of a multi-span skewed brickwork arch bridge

C. Melbourne

Dynamic testing of masonry arch bridges

J.W. Bintrim, J.A. Laman & T.K. Boothby

Restoration of a two arches masonry bridge: Experimental testing and mechanical behaviour

A. Salvatori

Special problems and new design

Some notes on system behaviour in arch bridges

W.J. Harvey, F.W. Smith & R. Barthel

The influence of soil and masonry type on the strength of masonry arch bridgesT.G. Hughes, M.C.R. Davies & P.R. Taunton

Mass concrete arches

C. Melbourne & S. K. Njumbe

Conservation and maintenance

A Roman viaduct-bridge in Campania: History, structure and maintenance

A. Baratta & T. Colletta

Construction conception and structural conservation of masonry arch bridges

M. Bellomo & S. D'Agostino

Damages of existing stone bridges in Greece

M. Karaveziroglou-Weber, E. Karayianni & E. Stavrakakis

The Venice-Mestre masonry road bridge: Checking durability of maintenance operations

G. Riva & F. Russo

Stone bridges and historic American landscapes

C.J. Rusnak & T.E. Boothby

Repair and strengthening

Widening and strengthening of London's Kingston Bridge

T.N. Healey & J.H.W. Counsell

Set up of restoration methodologies for cast iron bridges in Venice

F. Bonollo, C. Modena, A. Tiziani & M.R. Valluzzi

Repair and strengthening of five full scale masonry arch bridges

S. K. Sumon

Strengthening masonry arch bridges through backfill replacement by concrete

G. Fauchoux & C. Abdunur

Repair of the old stone bridge of Krania in Greece

M. Karaveziroglou-Weber, E. Stavrakakis, E. Belissari, M. Eftaxia & C. Panousi


Thermal effects on a masonry arch bridge investigated using ABAQUS

J.I. Robinson, D.J. Prentice & D. Ponniah

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