This book describes the underlying behaviour of steel and concrete bridge decks. It shows how complex structures can be analysed with physical reasoning and relatively simple computer models and without complicated mathematics.
Preface. Structural forms and calculation methods. Beam decks and frames. Slab decks. Beam-and-slab decks. Multicellular decks. Box-girder decks. Space frame methods and slab membrane action. Shear lag and edge stiffening. Skew, tapered and curved decks. Distribution coefficients. Temperature and prestress loading. Harmonic analysis and folded plate theory. Finite element method. Stiffnesses of supports and foundations. Appendices. A: Product integrals. Functions of load on a single span. Harmonic components. B: Calculation of torsion constants for solid beams. Author index. Subject index.