1st Edition

Preliminary Design of Bridges for Architects and Engineers

By Melaragno Copyright 1998
    548 Pages
    by CRC Press

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    Focusing on the conceptual and preliminary stages in bridge design, this book addresses the new conceptual criteria employed when evaluating project proposals, considering elements from architectural aspects and structural aesthetics to environmental compatibility.;College or university bookstores may order five or more copies at a special student price. Price is available on request.

    Bridge generalities; preliminary design; computer software for bridge design; bridge aesthetics; rehabilitation of bridges; fundamentals of design for structural engineers; appendices - 1 -an inventory of noticeable bridges in the United States and around the world, 2 - bridge design standards, 3 - highway live loads, 4 - standard specifications for railroad bridges by area, 5 -computer software reference, 6 - national and international bridge organizations, 7 - bridge proposal announcements, 8 -announcements of consulting design contracts for bridge structures, 9 - bridge awards, 10 - bridge beam design theory, 11 - homage to two legendary figures, 12 - preliminary truss selections, 13 - official documents basic data for rehabilitation projects, 14 - cables and wire ropes, 15 - Unites States coast guard permit application form for bridge construction.


    Michele Melaragno is a Professor of Architecture and Buidling Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.