Handbook of International Bridge Engineering by Wai-Fah Chen
By Wai-Fah Chen
This finished and updated reference paintings and source ebook covers state of the art and state-of-the-practice for bridge engineering around the globe. nations lined comprise Canada and the us in North the USA Argentina and Brazil in South the US Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Macedonia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine within the eu continent China, Indonesia, Japan, chinese language Taipei, and Thailand in Asia and Egypt, Iran, and Turkey within the heart East.
The publication examines using varied fabrics for every quarter, together with stone, trees, concrete, metal, and composite. It examines quite a few bridge varieties, together with slab, girder, segmental, truss, arch, suspension, and cable-stayed. a colour insert illustrates opt for landmark bridges. It additionally provides ten benchmark comparisons for road composite girder layout from diverse nations the top bridges the pinnacle a hundred longest bridges, and the pinnacle 20 longest bridge spans for varied bridge kinds together with suspension, cable-stayed, extradosed, arch, girder, movable bridges (vertical carry, swing, and bascule), floating, rigidity ribbon, and trees and bridge development equipment.
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A constant cross section was used for the main bridge to minimize the elevation of the superstructure while respecting the navigation clearance. • Spans were arranged to limit the project to a single marine foundation. 915 m and Φ 2 m steel pipe piles were driven to depths of 20 to 45 m below the ground surface into till-like material. The piles were cleaned out and filled with concrete. Split piers were used to facilitate balanced cantilever construction while providing sufficient longitudinal flexibility for seismic loads.
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In addition to being architecturally important, the “lobe” on the wheel is necessary to adjust the bridge’s center of gravity. 30). The road deck on the bascule span will be constructed using a steel orthotropic plate supported by transverse floor beams while on the approaches a concrete deck will be used. The orthotropic deck will be provided with an epoxy asphalt wearing surface. Aluminum planks will be used for the path and sidewalk decks. In addition to the orthotropic deck, a number of deck options were considered for the bascule span.