Over 140 experts, 14 countries, and 89 chapters are represented in the second edition of the Bridge Engineering Handbook. This extensive collection provides detailed information on bridge engineering, and thoroughly explains the concepts and practical applications surrounding the subject, and also highlights bridges from around the world.
Published in five books: Fundamentals, Superstructure Design, Substructure Design, Seismic Design, and Construction and Maintenance, this new edition provides numerous worked-out examples that give readers step-by-step design procedures, includes contributions by leading experts from around the world in their respective areas of bridge engineering, contains 26 completely new chapters, and updates most other chapters. It offers design concepts, specifications, and practice, and presents various types of bridges. The text includes over 2,500 tables, charts, illustrations, and photos. The book covers new, innovative and traditional methods and practices; explores rehabilitation, retrofit, and maintenance; and examines seismic design and building materials.
This text is an ideal reference for practicing bridge engineers and consultants (design, construction, maintenance), and can also be used as a reference for students in bridge engineering courses.
Table of Contents
Bridge Aesthetics: Achieving Structural Art in Bridge Design
Planning of Major Fixed Links
Highway Bridge Design Specifications
Highway Bridge Loads and Load Distribution
Railroad Bridge Design Specifications
High-Speed Railway Bridges
Structural Performance Indicators for Bridges
Finite Element Method
Application of Fiber Reinforced Polymers in Bridges
High Performance Steel
Effective Length of Compression Members
Fatigue and Fracture
Weight Distributions of Highway Steel Bridges
Design and Damage Evaluation Methods for Reinforced. Concrete Beams Under Impact Loading Wind Effects on Long-Span Bridges
Precast/Pretensioned Concrete Girder Bridges
Cast-In-Place Posttensioned Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridges
Segmental Concrete Bridges
Composite Steel I-Girder Bridges
Composite Steel Box Girder Bridges
Horizontally Curved Girder Bridges
Highway Truss Bridges
Stress Ribbon Pedestrian Bridges
Orthotropic Steel Decks
Piers and Columns
Vessel Collision Design of Bridges
Bridge Scour Design and Protection
Earth Retaining Structures
Landslide Risk Assessment and Mitigation
Geotechnical Earthquake Consideration
Earthquake Damages to Bridges
Seismic Random Response Analysis
Displacement-Based Seismic Design of Bridges
Seismic Bridge Design Specifications for the United States
Seismic Design of Concrete Bridges
Seismic Design of Steel Bridges
Seismic Design of Thin-Walled Steel and CFT Piers
Seismic Design of Cable Supported Bridges
Seismic Isolation Design for Bridges
Seismic Retrofit Technology
Seismic Design Practice in California
Seismic Design Practice in China
Seismic Design Practice in Italy
Seismic Design Practice in Japan
Construction and Maintenance
Steel Bridge Construction
Steel Bridge Fabrication
Concrete Bridge Construction
Cable-Supported Bridge Construction
Cable Force Adjustment and Construction Control
Substructures of Major Overwater Bridges
Accelerated Bridge Construction
Bridge Construction Supervision and Inspection
Bridge Management Using Pontis and Improved Concepts
Bridge Health Monitoring
Nondestructive Evaluation Methods for Bridge Elements
Steel Bridge Evaluation and Rating
Concrete Bridge Evaluation and Rating
Rehabilitation and Strengthening of Highway Bridge Superstructures
Rehabilitation of Strengthening of Orthotropic Steel Bridge Decks
Life-Cycle Performance Analysis and Optimization
Bridge Construction Methods
Dr. Wai-Fah Chen is a research professor of civil engineering at the University of Hawaii. He earned his BS in civil engineering from the National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan, in 1959, MS in structural engineering from Lehigh University in 1963, and PhD in solid mechanics from Brown University in 1966. His interests include constitutive modeling of engineering materials, soil and concrete plasticity, structural connections, and structural stability, and he has received several national engineering awards. In 1995, he was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Chen has authored and coauthored more than 20 engineering books and 500 technical papers. He is editor-in-chief for the Civil Engineering Handbook, the Handbook of Structural Engineering, the Earthquake Engineering Handbook, and the Handbook of International Bridge Engineering (CRC Press).
Dr. Lian Duanis a senior bridge engineer and structural steel committee chair with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). He earned his diploma in civil engineering in 1975, MS in structural engineering in 1981 from Taiyuan University of Technology, China, and PhD in structural engineering from Purdue University in 1990. His interests include inelastic behavior of reinforced concrete and steel structures, structural stability, seismic bridge analysis, and design. Dr. Duan has authored and coauthored more than 70 papers, chapters, and reports, and is the coeditor of the Handbook of International Bridge Engineering (CRC Press). He has received several awards, including the prestigious 2001 Arthur M. Wellington Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers.
"… a useful reference volume for any design or construction organisation, but particularly in organisations working to US codes."
—Bridge Engineering Journal, September 2015
"Once again the editors… have brought together 146 experts from around the world and from many different sectors of the bridge engineering industry to create this magnum opus. The list of contributors reads like a ‘who’s who’ of the international bridge industry, hence the high quality and relevance of the content should not be in question. A number of new chapters have been introduced since publication of the first edition, reflecting changes in understanding of structural analysis, introduction of new materials or techniques, and the development of new structural types such as extradosed bridges or wider use of others such as stress ribbon bridges."
—Bridge Design and Engineering, 2015
"I personally found that this second edition is a real leap forward; the richness of topics, and the selection of contributors make it greatly enhanced. Such an effort and result is only possible when you already start from a high level ‘position’ as, in this case, the first edition."
––Riccardo Zandonini, University Of Trento, Italy
"... It covers almost all up-to-date facet of bridge engineering. This handbook is particularly recommended as a reference book for professional engineers worldwide."
–– Manabu Ito, Takushoku University, Japan
"A marvelous compendium of the state of art of bridge design, construction, and maintenance—relevant to the twenty-first century designer, while paying homage to the significant bridges of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries."
––Thomas G. Leech, National Bridge Practice Manager, Gannett Fleming, Inc., Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Praise for the Previous Edition of the Bridge Engineering Handbook
Winner of a CHOICE magazine's Outstanding Academic Title award, January 2001
"All elements of bridge engineering and design are addressed in this weighty handbook which is designed to be a state-of-the-art reference work for the industry in the twenty-first century. Editors Wai-Fah Chen and Lian Duan have invited contributions from bridge engineers around the world, and the list of authors reads like a 'who's who' of structural engineering."
—Bridge Design & Engineering, 4th Quarter 2000
"… first handbook dedicated to bridge engineering … others cover some of the same ground but not in the breadth and scope of this handbook … any academic or technical library supporting an engineering department should have this handbook."
—CHOICE, May 2000