Bridge Engineering Handbook, Fundamentals

Bridge Engineering Handbook, Fundamentals

Wai-Fah Chen and Lian Duan

Preference :

he Bridge Engineering Handbook is a unique, comprehensive, and state-of-the-art reference work and
resource book covering the major areas of bridge engineering with the theme “bridge to the twenty-irst
century.” It has been written with practicing bridge and structural engineers in mind. he ideal readers
will be MS-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.
he areas of bridge engineering include planning, analysis and design, construction, maintenance,
and rehabilitation. To provide engineers a well-organized, user-friendly, and easy-to-follow resource,
the handbook is divided into seven sections. Section I, Fundamentals, presents conceptual design,
aesthetics, planning, design philosophies, bridge loads, structural analysis, and modeling. Section II,
Superstructure Design, reviews how to design various bridges made of concrete, steel, steel-concrete
composites, and timbers; horizontally curved, truss, arch, cable-stayed, suspension, loating, movable,
and railroad bridges; and expansion joints, deck systems, and approach slabs. Section III, Substructure
Design, addresses the various substructure components: bearings, piers and columns, towers, abutments
and retaining structures, geotechnical considerations, footings, and foundations. Section IV,
Seismic Design, provides earthquake geotechnical and damage considerations, seismic analysis and
design, seismic isolation and energy dissipation, soil–structure–foundation interactions, and seismic
retroit technology and practice. Section V, Construction and Maintenance, includes construction of
steel and concrete bridges, substructures of major overwater bridges, construction inspections, maintenance
inspection and rating, strengthening, and rehabilitation. Section VI, Special Topics, addresses
in-depth treatments of some important topics and their recent developments in bridge engineering.

Content :
  • Conceptual Design
  • Aesthetics: Basics
  • Bridge Aesthetics: Achieving Structural Art in Bridge Design
  • Planning of Major Fixed Links
  • Highway Bridge Design Specifications
  • Highway Bridge Loads and Load Distribution
  • Railroad Bridge Design Specifications
  • High-Speed Railway Bridges
  • Structural Performance Indicators for Bridges
  • Structural Theory
  • Finite Element Method
  • Structural Modeling
  • Concrete Design

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