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1st Edition

Design and Construction of Steel Bridges

ISBN 9780415418362
Published September 21, 2006 by CRC Press
458 Pages 100 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The advantage of steel for long span bridges have been well established for some time. Its advantages for short and medium span bridges are also being seriously looked at now particularly form the standpoint of economy, durability, and ease in maintenance during service life. This book provides the reader with an overall perspective for design and construction of steel bridges, particular from considerations of economy, durability and ease of maintenance during service life. It highlights both theoretical as well as practical aspects which govern the process. Realistic illustrations of practical applications have been used throughout.

Starting with a study of the evolution in the design of steel bridges and lessons learnt from some landmark bridge failures, the book discusses basic topics, such as design philosophies, characteristics of steel and loads, before dealing with the various structural arrangements commonly used in modern steel bridges and their selection strategies. Modern systems of connections are discussed at lenght. The book contains several chapters explaining important aspects of fabrication and erection, including methodologies for erection of common steel bridges. Durability, protection against corrosion and post-construction maintenance are discussed in detail.

It is expected that the book will provide practical guidelines to students as well as engineers and designers in industry for achieving economy, durability and ease in maintenance.

Table of Contents

1. Evolution of Steel Bridges  2. Learning from Failures  3. Design Philosophies and Safety  4. Characteristics of Steel  5. Loads  6. Primary Structural Systems  7. Selection of Structural Systems  8. Deck Systems  9. Beam and Plate Girder Bridges  10. Truss Bridges  11. Semi-Through Bridges  12. Arch Bridges  13. Cable Supported Bridges  14. Bridge Bearings  15. Welding Processes  16. Welded Joints  17. Bolted and Riveted Joints  18. Connections: Design Principles  19. Fabrication Procedures  20. Quality Control in Fabrication  21. Erection  22. Erection Equipment, Tools and Tackles  23. Erection Methods  24. Safety During Erection  25. Durability  26. Protection Against Corrosion  27. Post-Construction Maintenance

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After graduating in Civil Engineering (Calcutta University, 1954) the author has worked, amongst others, with Freeman Fox and Partners (London),  Sir William Arrol & Co Ltd (Glasgow), and Braithwaite Burn & Jessop Construction Co Ltd (Calcutta). Subsequently, he set up his own practice as Consulting Engineer. He is currently a Consultant to Stup Consultants P Ltd, India.

During his long career he participated in planning, design, fabrication, erection and overall management of a wide variety of projects, such as bridges, industrial structures, etc., which included new construction as well as repair and rehabilitation work. Countries covered by his work experience include the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and India.

Uptal K. Ghosh has published a number of papers and is the author of a book entitled: Repair and Rehabilitation of Steel Bridges, Taylor & Francis/Balkema, 2000.

He is a Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India), a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), and a Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (UK).