2nd Edition

Bridge Engineering Handbook

Edited By

Wai-Fah Chen


Lian Duan

ISBN 9781439852071
Published January 24, 2014 by CRC Press
591 Pages 369 B/W Illustrations

USD $180.00

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Book Description

Over 140 experts, 14 countries, and 89 chapters are represented in the second edition of The Bridge Engineering Handbook. This extensive collection highlights bridge engineering specimens from around the world, contains detailed information on bridge engineering, and thoroughly explains the concepts and practical applications surrounding the subject.

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, as well as the 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.

The first book, Fundamentals contains 22 chapters, and covers aesthetics, planning, design specifications, structural modeling, fatigue and fracture.

What’s New in the Second Edition:

• Covers the basic concepts, theory and special topics of bridge engineering

• Includes seven new chapters: Finite Element Method, High Speed Railway Bridges, Concrete Design, Steel Design, Structural Performance Indicators for Bridges, High Performance Steel, and Design and Damage Evaluation Methods for Reinforced Concrete Beams under Impact Loading

• Provides substantial updates to existing chapters, including Conceptual Design, Bridge Aesthetics: Achieving Structural Art in Bridge Design, and Application of Fiber Reinforced Polymers in Bridges

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

Conceptual Design

Man-Chung Tang

Aesthetics: Basics

Fritz Leonhardt

Bridge Aesthetics: Achieving Structural Art in Bridge Design

Frederick Gottemoeller

Planning of Major Fixed Links

Erik Yding Andersen, Lars Hauge, and Dietrich L Hommel

Highway Bridge Design Specifications

John M Kulicki

Highway Bridge Loads and Load Distribution

Susan E Hida

Railroad Bridge Design Specifications

Donald F Sorgenfrei, Ward N Marianos, Jr, and Robert AP Sweeney

High-Speed Railway Bridges

Jeder Hseih and Fu-Hsiang Wu

Structural Performance Indicators for Bridges

Dan M Frangopol and Duygu Saydam

Structural Theory

Xila Liu and Leiming Zhang

Finite Element Method

Eiki Yamaguchi

Structural Modeling

Alexander Krimotat and Hassan Sedarat

Concrete Design

Monte Smith

Steel Design

James A Swanson

Timber Design

Kenneth J Fridley and Lian Duan

Application of Fiber Reinforced Polymers in Bridges

D Svecova, A Mufti, and B Bakht

High Performance Steel

Eiki Yamaguchi

Effective Length of Compression Members

Lian Duan, Honggang Lei, and Wai-Fah Chen

Fatigue and Fracture

Robert J Dexter, John W Fisher, and Sougata Roy

Weight Distributions of Highway Steel Bridges

Shouji Toma

Design and Damage Evaluation Methods for Reinforced Concrete Beams Under Impact Loading

Norimitsu Kishi

Wind Effects on Long-Span Bridges

Steve CS Cai, Wei Zhang, and Serge Montens


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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 Duan is 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.

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