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1st Edition

Handbook of International Bridge Engineering

Edited By

Wai-Fah Chen


Lian Duan

ISBN 9781439810293
Published October 11, 2013 by CRC Press
1394 Pages 42 Color & 1748 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This comprehensive and up-to-date reference work and resource book covers state-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice for bridge engineering worldwide. Countries covered include Canada and the United States in North America; Argentina and Brazil in South America; Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Macedonia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine in the European continent; China, Indonesia, Japan, Chinese Taipei, and Thailand in Asia; and Egypt, Iran, and Turkey in the Middle East.

The book examines the use of different materials for each region, including stone, timber, concrete, steel, and composite. It examines various bridge types, including slab, girder, segmental, truss, arch, suspension, and cable-stayed. A color insert illustrates select landmark bridges. It also presents ten benchmark comparisons for highway composite girder design from different countries;  the highest bridges; the top 100 longest bridges, and the top 20 longest bridge spans for various bridge types including suspension, cable-stayed, extradosed, arch, girder, movable bridges (vertical lift, swing, and bascule), floating, stress ribbon, and timber; and bridge construction methods.

Table of Contents

Bridge Engineering in Canada

Joost Meyboom

Bridge Engineering in the United States

M Myint Lwin and John M Kulicki

Bridge Engineering in Argentina

Tomás A del Carril

Bridge Engineering in Brazil

Augusto Carlos de Vasconcelos, Gilson L Marchesini, and Júlio Timerman

Bridge Engineering in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Boris Koboevic, Bisera Karalic–Hromic, and Damir Zenunovic

Bridge Engineering in Bulgaria

Doncho Partov and Dobromir Dinev

Bridge Engineering in Croatia

Jure Radić and Goran Puž

Bridge Engineering in the Czech Republic

Jiri Strasky

Bridge Engineering in Denmark

Niels Jørgen Gimsing

Bridge Engineering in Finland

Esko Järvenpää

Bridge Engineering in France

Jean-Armand Calgaro

Bridge Engineering in Greece

Stamatios Stathopoulos

Bridge Engineering in Macedonia

Tihomir Nikolovski and Dragan Ivanov

Bridge Engineering in Poland

Jan Biliszczuk, Jan Bien´, Wojciech Barcik, Paweł Hawryszków, and Maciej Hildebrand

Bridge Engineering in Russia

Simon A Blank and Vadim A Seliverstov

Bridge Engineering in Serbia

Radomir Folić

Bridge Engineering in the Slovak Republic

Ivan Baláž

Bridge Engineering in Turkey

Cetin Yilmaz, Alp Caner, and Ahmet Turer

Bridge Engineering in Ukraine

Mykhailo Korniev

Bridge Engineering in China

Quan Qin, Gang Mei, and Gongyi Xu

Bridge Engineering in Indonesia

Wiryanto Dewobroto, Lanny Hidayat and Herry Vaza

Bridge Engineering in Iran

Shervin Maleki

Bridge Engineering in Japan

Masatsugu Nagai, Yoshiaki Okui, Yutaka Kawai,Masaaki Yamamoto, and Kimio Saito

Bridge Engineering in Chinese Taipei

Y B Yang, Dyi-Wei Chang, Dzong-Chwang Dzeng, and Ping-Hsun Huang

Bridge Engineering in Thailand

Ekasit Limsuwan and Amorn Pimanmas

Bridge Engineering in Egypt

Mourad M Bakhoum

Benchmark Designs of Highway Composite Girder Bridges

Shouji Toma

Highest Bridges

Eric Sakowski

Longest Bridges and Bridge Spans

Lian Duan


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Dr. Wai-Fah Chen is a research professor of civil engineering at the University of Hawaii. He was dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Hawaii from 1999 to 2007, and a George E. Goodwin Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering and head of the Department of Structural Engineering at Purdue University from 1976 to 1999. He received his BS in civil engineering from the National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan, in 1959, MS in structural engineering from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, in 1963, and PhD in solid mechanics from Brown University, Rhode Island, in 1966. His interests include constitutive modeling of engineering materials, soil and concrete plasticity, structural connections, and structural stability.

Dr. Lian Duan is a senior bridge engineer and Structural Steel Committee chair with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), United States. He worked at the North China Power Design Institute from 1975 to 1978 and taught at Taiyuan University of Technology from 1981 to 1985. He received his diploma in civil engineering in 1975, MS in structural engineering in 1981 from Taiyuan University of Technology, and PhD in structural engineering from Purdue University in 1990. Dr. Duan’s research interests cover areas including inelastic behavior of reinforced concrete and steel structures, structural stability, seismic bridge analysis, and design.