Bridge Engineering Substructure Design

Bridge Engineering Substructure Design

The Bridge Engineering Handbook is a unique, comprehensive, and the state-of-the-art reference work
and resource book covering the major areas of bridge engineering with the theme “bridge to the 21st
century.” It has been written with practicing bridge and structural engineers in mind. The ideal readers
will be M.S.-level structural and bridge engineers with a need for a single reference source to keep abreast
of new developments and the state-of-the-practice, as well as to review standard practices.
The areas of bridge engineering include planning, analysis and design, construction, maintenance, and
rehabilitation. To provide engineers a well-organized and user-friendly, easy to follow resource, the
Handbook is divided into four volumes: I, Superstructure Design II, Substructure Design III, Seismic
Design, and IV, Construction and Maintenance.
Volume II: Substructure Design addresses the various substructure components: bearings, piers and

columns, towers, abutments and retaining structures, geotechnical considerations, footing and founda-
tions, vessel collisions, and bridge hydraulics.

The Handbook stresses professional applications and practical solutions. Emphasis has been placed
on ready-to-use materials. It contains many formulas and tables that give immediate answers to questions
arising from practical work. It describes the basic concepts and assumptions omitting the derivations of
formulas and theories. It covers traditional and new, innovative practices. An overview of the structure,
organization, and content of the book can be seen by examining the table of contents presented at the
beginning of the book while an in-depth view of a particular subject can be seen by examining the
individual table of contents preceding each chapter. References at the end of each chapter can be consulted
for more detailed studies.
The chapters have been written by many internationally known authors from different countries
covering bridge engineering practices and research and development in North America, Europe, and the
Pacific Rim. This Handbook may provide a glimpse of a rapid global economy trend in recent years
toward international outsourcing of practice and competition in all dimensions of engineering. In general,
the Handbook is aimed toward the needs of practicing engineers, but materials may be reorganized to
accommodate undergraduate and graduate level bridge courses. The book may also be used as a survey
of the practice of bridge engineering around the world.


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