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2nd Edition

Bridge Engineering Handbook
Seismic Design

Edited By

Wai-Fah Chen


Lian Duan

ISBN 9781439852187
Published January 24, 2014 by CRC Press
740 Pages 538 B/W Illustrations

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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 fourth book, Seismic Design contains 18 chapters, and covers seismic bridge analysis and design.

What’s New in the Second Edition:

  • Includes seven new chapters: Seismic Random Response Analysis, Displacement-Based Seismic Design of Bridges, Seismic Design of Thin-Walled Steel and CFT Piers, Seismic Design of Cable-Supported Bridges, and three chapters covering Seismic Design Practice in California, China, and Italy
  • Combines Seismic Retrofit Practice and Seismic Retrofit Technology into one chapter called Seismic Retrofit Technology
  • Rewrites Earthquake Damage to Bridges and Seismic Design of Concrete Bridges chapters
  • Rewrites Seismic Design Philosophies and Performance-Based Design Criteria chapter and retitles it as Seismic Bridge Design Specifications for the United States
  • Revamps Seismic Isolation and Supplemental Energy Dissipation chapter and retitles it as Seismic Isolation Design for 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

Geotechnical Earthquake Considerations

Steven Kramer and Charles Scawthorn

Earthquake Damage to Bridges

Mark Yashinsky, Jack Moehle, and Marc Eberhard

Dynamic Analysis

Wei Zhang, Murugesu Vinayagamoorth, and Lian Duan

Seismic Random Response Analysis

Jiahao Lin, Yahui Zhang, and Yan Zhao

Nonlinear Analysis

Mahamad Akkari and Lian Duan

Displacement-Based Seismic Design of Bridges

M J Nigel Priestley, Mervyn J Kowalsky, and Gian Michele Calvi

Seismic Bridge Design Specifications for the United States

Roy A Imbsen

Seismic Design of Concrete Bridges

Larry Wu

Seismic Design of Steel Bridges

Chia-Ming Uang, Michel Bruneau, and Keh-Chyuan Tsai

Seismic Design of Thin-Walled Steel and CFT Piers

Yoshiaki Goto

Seismic Design of Cable Supported Bridges

Jian Ren Tao and Semyon Treyger

Seismic Isolation Design for Bridges

Roy A Imbsen and Larry Wu

Seismic Retrofit Technology

Kevin I Keady, Fadel Alameddine, and Thomas E Sardo

Soil–Foundation–Structure Interaction

Wen-Shou Tseng and Joseph Penzien

Seismic Design Practice in California

Mark Yashinsky and Lian Duan

Seismic Design Practice in China

Kehai Wang, Qian Li, Han Wei, and Yue Li

Seismic Design Practice in Italy

Gian Michele Calvi, Paolo Emilio Pinto, and Paolo Franchin

Seismic Design Practice in Japan

Shigeki Unjoh


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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.