Covers theory and background of local buckling, presenting simple design calculations which address this intriguing phenomenon. Attempts to master the process of buckling are described, citing both successes and failures. A number of failure case studies are presented as well. The final section of the book presents easy-to-follow design examples which conform to the latest Eurocode. Intended to introduce senior students in Bridge and Structural Engineering to the phenomenon of buckling, with special focus on thin-walled plated bridge girders. Suitable as a course instruction guide for its highly visual and descriptive style. Moreovere a good reference on buckling for practising and consulting engineers.
1. Introduction 2. Plate Buckling Theory 3. Box Girder Bridges 3.1 Introduction 3.2 The Britannia Bridge 3.3 Collapses 3.3.1 The Fourth Danube Bridge 3.3.2 The Cleddau Bridge 3.3.3 The West Gate Bridge 3.3.4 The Rhine Bridge 3.3.5 The Zeulenroda Bridge 3.4 Summary 4. I-girders 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Normal stress buckling 4.3 Concentrated Loads 4.4 Shear buckling 5. Shell buckling 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Theory Examples, Literature, Picture and Photo References