Since the 1980s in Europe high-speed rail has emerged rapidly as a means of transportation, and in the upcoming years many more tunnel, bridge and other infrastructure projects will be developed across the continent. At the same time design concepts and technologies have improved and innovative structural ideas have appeared, since trains travelling at high speed produce new and formerly unknown effects on structures such as bridges. Bridges for High-Speed Railways is a collection of papers from leading experts in this field. Issue addressed include:– Steel and composite bridges for high-speed railways;– European Standards for high-speed railway bridges;– Prestressed concrete high-speed railway bridges;– Bridge-vehicles dynamic interaction;– Seismic design of structures for high-speed railways;– Design; – Codes and dynamic analysis; – Construction, monitoring, maintenance and repair.Bridges for High-Speed Railways provides a valuable source of reference for bridge designers, consultants, infrastructure owners, regulatory authorities, construction companies, researchers, teachers and students involved in structural engineering projects for high-speed railways.
Table of Contents
1 Steel and composite bridges for high speed railways – the French know-how 2 The effects on the interoperability of the European Railway Traffic of European Standards 3 Railway bridges for high speed lines and Eurocodes 4 Dynamic loads in new engineering codes for railway bridges in Europe and Spain 5 The Italian high speed network: Design and construction of the reinforced concrete bridges 6 Bridges for the high speed railway lines in Spain. Design criteria and case studies 7 Prestressed concrete railway bridges 8 Dynamic behaviour of bridges due to high speed trains 9 Dynamic analysis of hyperestatic structures under high speed train loads 10 Bridge-vehicles dynamic interaction: numerical modelling and practical applications 11 Seismic design of structures in the French Mediterranean and Asian high speed railway lines 12 Closed and open joints for bridges on high speed lines, 13 Structural bearings for high speed railway bridges 14 Serviceability limit states in relation to the track in railway bridges 15 Differences in designing high-speed railway bridges and highway bridges 16 The cable-stayed bridge over the Po river 17 Composite and prestressed concrete solutions for very long viaducts: analysis of different structural designs for the Spanish high speed lines 18 Engineering the bridge over the Hollandsch diep
Calcada, Rui; Delgado, Raimundo; Campos e Matos, António. University of Porto, Portugal Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal