Bridge Design and Evaluation

Author: Gongkang Fu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118329937
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A succinct, real-world approach to complete bridge system design and evaluation Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and Load and Resistance Factor Rating (LRFR) are design and evaluation methods that have replaced or offered alternatives to other traditional methods as the new standards for designing and load-rating U.S. highway bridges. Bridge Design and Evaluation covers complete bridge systems (substructure and superstructure) in one succinct, manageable package. It presents real-world bridge examples demonstrating both their design and evaluation using LRFD and LRFR. Designed for a 3- to 4-credit undergraduate or graduate-level course, it presents the fundamentals of the topic without expanding needlessly into advanced or specialized topics. Important features include: Exclusive focus on LRFD and LRFR Hundreds of photographs and figures of real bridges to connect the theoretical with the practical Design and evaluation examples from real bridges including actual bridge plans and drawings and design methodologies Numerous exercise problems Specific design for a 3- to 4-credit course at the undergraduate or graduate level The only bridge engineering textbook to cover the important topics of bridge evaluation and rating Bridge Design and Evaluation is the most up-to-date and inclusive introduction available for students in civil engineering specializing in structural and transportation engineering.

Computational Analysis and Design of Bridge Structures

Author: Chung C. Fu
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466579854
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Gain Confidence in Modeling Techniques Used for Complicated Bridge Structures Bridge structures vary considerably in form, size, complexity, and importance. The methods for their computational analysis and design range from approximate to refined analyses, and rapidly improving computer technology has made the more refined and complex methods of analyses more commonplace. The key methods of analysis and related modeling techniques are set out, mainly for highway bridges, but also with some information on railway bridges. Special topics such as strut-and-tie modeling, linear and nonlinear buckling analysis, redundancy analysis, integral bridges, dynamic/earthquake analysis, and bridge geometry are also covered. The material is largely code independent. The book is written for students, especially at MSc level, and for practicing professionals in bridge design offices and bridge design authorities worldwide. Effectively Analyze Structures Using Simple Mathematical Models Divided into three parts and comprised of 18 chapters, this text: Covers the methods of computational analysis and design suitable for bridge structures Provides information on the methods of analysis and related modeling techniques suitable for the design and evaluation of various types of bridges Presents material on a wide range of bridge structural types and is fairly code independent Computational Analysis and Design of Bridge Structures covers the general aspects of bridges, bridge behavior and the modeling of bridges, and special topics on bridges. This text explores the physical meanings behind modeling, and reveals how bridge structures can be analyzed using mathematical models.

Simplified LRFD Bridge Design

Author: Jai B. Kim
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466566515
Format: PDF, Docs
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Developed to comply with the fifth edition of the AASHTO LFRD Bridge Design Specifications [2010]––Simplified LRFD Bridge Design is "How To" use the Specifications book. Most engineering books utilize traditional deductive practices, beginning with in-depth theories and progressing to the application of theories. The inductive method in the book uses alternative approaches, literally teaching backwards. The book introduces topics by presenting specific design examples. Theories can be understood by students because they appear in the text only after specific design examples are presented, establishing the need to know theories. The emphasis of the book is on step-by-step design procedures of highway bridges by the LRFD method, and "How to Use" the AASHTO Specifications to solve design problems. Some of the design examples and practice problems covered include: Load combinations and load factors Strength limit states for superstructure design Design Live Load HL- 93 Un-factored and Factored Design Loads Fatigue Limit State and fatigue life; Service Limit State Number of design lanes Multiple presence factor of live load Dynamic load allowance Distribution of Live Loads per Lane Wind Loads, Earthquake Loads Plastic moment capacity of composite steel-concrete beam LRFR Load Rating Simplified LRFD Bridge Design is a study guide for engineers preparing for the PE examination as well as a classroom text for civil engineering students and a reference for practicing engineers. Eight design examples and three practice problems describe and introduce the use of articles, tables, and figures from the AASHTO LFRD Bridge Design Specifications. Whenever articles, tables, and figures in examples appear throughout the text, AASHTO LRFD specification numbers are also cited, so that users can cross-reference the material.

Inspection Evaluation and Maintenance of Suspension Bridges Case Studies

Author: Sreenivas Alampalli
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466596899
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An Insiders’ Guide to Inspecting, Maintaining, and Operating Bridges Suspension bridges are graceful, aesthetic, and iconic structures. Due to their attractiveness and visibility, they are well-known symbols of major cities and countries in the world. They are also essential form of transportation infrastructure built across large bodies of water. Despite being expensive to build, they are economical structures for the lengths they span. They have evolved significantly from the basic concept dating back to 200 BC China through the first design for a bridge resembling a modern suspension bridge, attributed to Fausto Veranzio in 1595, to present day span lengths close to two kilometers. Offers Insight from Bridge Owners across the Globe Many of these bridges carry significant traffic, and their upkeep is very important to maintain transportation mobility. They offer grace and functionality, yet are extremely complex to construct and maintain. Bridge owners spend considerable amount of time and resources to ensure uninterrupted service, safety, and security for users. Inspection, evaluation, maintenance, and rehabilitation have evolved significantly. Modern materials and innovative design and construction practices have been integrated into these bridges to maintain durability and extended service life. Inspection, Evaluation and Maintenance of Suspension Bridges Case Studies gives detailed case studies of the Manhattan, Akashi Kaikyo, Tsing Ma, Storebælt East, Forth Road, Bronx–Whitestone, George Washington, Angus L. Macdonald, Mid-Hudson, Shantou Bay, and Kingston–Port Ewen Bridges. It is written by the owners and practitioners who strive to cost-effectively manage them, and applies all the inspection, evaluation, and rehabilitation methods discussed in the companion volume to give a comprehensive picture of how suspension bridges are managed. It is invaluable to everyone interested not only in suspension bridges but also in the upkeep of any bridges – students, designers, maintenance personnel, contractors, and owners.

Highway Bridge Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

Author: Mark A. Hurt
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0128020849
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Highway Bridge Maintenance Planning and Scheduling provides new tactics for highway departments around the world that are faced with the dilemma of providing improved operations on a shoestring budget. Even after the much needed infrastructure funding is received, the question of which project comes first must be answered. Written by a 20-year veteran with the Kansas Department Of Transportation Bridge Office in design and in maintenance, this book provides Senior Bridge Maintenance Engineers with practical advice on how to create an effective maintenance program that will allow them to not only plan, schedule, direct, and monitor highway bridge repair and rehabilitation projects, but also evaluate all completed work for technical acceptability, productivity, and unit-cost standards. Provides the tools and methods for building, maintaining, planning, and scheduling effective maintenance Presents experience-based suggestions for evaluating highway bridges to determine maintenance priorities Includes methods for evaluating all completed work for technical acceptability, productivity, and unit-cost standards

Design and Evaluation of a Reconfigurable Stacked Active Bridge Dc dc Converter for Efficient Wide Load range Operation

Author: Rose A. Abramson
Publisher:
ISBN:
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This thesis presents the design and implementation of a step-down soft-switched dc-dc converter based on an active bridge topology which overcomes some of the limitations of the conventional dual-active bridge (DAB). The topology comprises a double-stacked bridge inverter, coupled to a recongurable rectifier through a special three-winding leakage transformer. The converter can run in a low power mode that greatly increases light-load efficiency by reducing core loss and extending the zero-voltage switching (ZVS) range. The converter is implemented with a single compact magnetic component, providing power combining, isolation, and energy transfer inductance. The theory of the converter and its various operating modes, referred to in this thesis as the Double-Stacked Active Bridge converter, is also explored, and a magnetic model of the special three-winding transformer and leakage inductance is presented. The target application is for 380 V dc distribution systems for data centers, where the converter operates for the majority of the time at the nominal input voltage, but must have high eciency over a wide load range. A 175 kHz, 300 W, 380 V to 12 V prototype converter achieves 95.9% efficiency at full load, a peak efficiency of 97.0%, an efficiency above 92.7% down to 10% load and an efficiency above 79.8% down to 3.3% load.

Bridge Maintenance Inspection and Evaluation Second Edition

Author: Kenneth White
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824786090
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Second Edition examines in detail the process of evaluating bridge conditions and offers a thorough study of bridge types - their origins, elements, and failures. Bridge Maintenance Inspection and Evaluation, Second Edition presents new and expanded information on condition ratings, capacity evaluations, load factor analysis, and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) suggested guidelines. "

Historic Bridges

Author: Hojjat Adeli
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420079968
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Explore Historic Bridge Design through the Perspective of Modern Engineering Historic Bridges:Evaluation, Preservation, and Management provides both an admiring and a technical account of bridge engineering through an exploration of several remarkable examples. From ancient China to modern-day Minnesota, the book discusses the history and structural evaluation of bridges, as well as their preservation, and restoration. With chapters written by renowned engineers, this unique resource — Compares the techniques and materials used in building three railroad bridges that traversed the Mississippi at the same site in 1865, 1887, and 1910 Investigates a legendary stone-arch bridge constructed in Ancient China in 606 A.D. Demonstrates how historians and engineers in Milwaukee found an approach to new bridge design that balances modern design standards with aesthetic interpretation Details a collaborative team approach to historic bridge management in Minnesota Considers the design and repair process of rapidly disappearing wrought iron bridges Discusses preservation of stone masonry aqueducts on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal An educational treatise for engineers and historical preservationists, this work includes a wealth of illustrations and scientific tables. Demonstrating historic engineering significance beyond their utilitarian function, the bridges encountered in these pages are true landmarks, as worthy of emulation as they are preservation.

Scorecard Best Practices

Author: Raef Lawson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470223734
Format: PDF, ePub
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Scorecard Best Practices: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation expertly shows you how to bridge the gap between Scorecard theory and application through hands-on experiences and useful case studies. It is the one-stop resource you will turn to for the latest tools and know-how to implement corrective changes. Whether you are a CEO, CFO, CIO, vice president, or department manager, Scorecard Best Practices is the book you will keep at your fingertips to get your company running at maximum performance.

Design and Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Bridges for Seismic Resistance

Author: Mark Aschheim
Publisher:
ISBN:
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In this report, seismic design approaches for reinforced concrete bridges are reviewed and uncertainties in seismic design and evaluation are discussed. The modeling of bridge components and systems is discussed, and analytical studies of the response series of simple bridges are made. The relative utility of several design approaches and stiffness assumptions for controlling seismic demands is assessed. Modeling of column and wall pier flexural and shear strengths is examined in detail, and available models for the inelastic shear strength of columns are compared with test data.