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Computational Analysis and Design of Bridge Structures

1st Edition

By Chung C. Fu, Shuqing Wang

CRC Press

631 pages

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Gain Confidence in Modeling Techniques Used for Complicated Bridge StructuresBridge structures vary considerably in form, size, complexity, and importance. The methods for their computational analysis and design range from approximate to refined analyses, and rapidly improving computer technology has made the more refined and complex methods of ana

Table of Contents

Part I. General. Introduction. Approximate and refined analysis methods. Numerical methods in bridge structure analysis. Part II. Bridge behavior and modeling. Reinforced concrete bridges. Prestressed/post-tensioned concrete bridges. Curved concrete bridges. Straight and curved steel I-girder bridges. Straight and curved steel box girder bridges. Arch bridges. Steel truss bridges. Cable-stayed bridges. Suspension bridges. Part III. Special topics of bridges. Strut-and-tie modeling. Stability. Redundancy analysis. Integral bridges. Dynamic/earthquake analysis. Bridge geometry. References. Index.

About the Authors

Chung C. Fu, PhD, PE, FASCE, is research professor and bridge consultant, and director of the Bridge Engineering Software and Technology (BEST) Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. His publications include 50 referred publications, 20 publications, more than 100 presentations and conference proceedings, and 50 public technical reports. His areas of expertise cover all types of structural engineering, bridge engineering, earthquake engineering, computer application in structures, finite element analysis, ultra high-performance concrete, steel and composite applications, including fiber-reinforced polymer and high-performance steel for innovative bridge research and construction, bridge management, testing (material and structural), and nondestructive evaluation applications.

Shuqing Wang, PhD, PE, is a senior GIS specialist on contract with the Federal Highway Administration; research fellow/bridge consultant in bridge software development and structural analysis at the BEST Center, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland; and former director of the Bridge CAD Division at the Department of Bridge Engineering, Tongji University, People's Republic of China. His areas of expertise span from leading-edge software technologies to bridge engineering practices, especially modern bridge modeling and structural analysis system development. His research interests now focus on visualizing structural behavior in real time and representing bridge geometric and mechanics models in three dimensions.

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TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General