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.
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