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1st Edition

The Design of Prestressed Concrete Bridges
Concepts and Principles

ISBN 9780367865726
Published December 12, 2019 by CRC Press
608 Pages

USD $74.95

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Book Description

Examining the fundamental differences between design and analysis, Robert Benaim explores the close relationship between aesthetic and technical creativity and the importance of the intuitive, more imaginative qualities of design that every designer should employ when designing a structure.

Aiding designers of concrete bridges in developing an intuitive understanding of structural action, this book encourages innovation and the development of engineering architecture. Simple, relevant calculation techniques that should precede any detailed analysis are summarized. Construction methods used to build concrete bridge decks and substructures are detailed and direct guidance on the choice and the sizing of different types of concrete bridge deck is given. In addition guidance is provided on solving recurring difficult problems of detailed design and realistic examples of the design process are provided.

This book enables concrete bridge designers to broaden their scope in design and provides an analysis of the necessary calculations and methods.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Nature of Design  2. Basic Concepts  3. Reinforced Concrete  4. Prestressed Concrete  5. Prestressing for Statically Determinate Beams  6. Prestressing for Continuous Beams  7. Articulation of Bridges and the Design of Substructures  8. The General Principles of Concrete Deck Design  9. The Design of Bridge Deck Components  10. Precast Beams  11. Solid Slabs, Voided Slabs and Multi-Cell Box Girders 12. Ribbed Slabs  13. Box Girders  14. Counter-Cast Technology for Box Section Decks  15. The Construction of Girder Bridges  16. The Effect of Scale on the Method of Construction  17. The Design and Construction of Arches  18. Cable Supported Decks. Appendix. Index

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Robert Benaim is a world-renowned specialist in the design of prestressed concrete structures. In 1980 he formed Robert Benaim & Associates, opening offices in London, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore before retiring to private practice in 2000.