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by Roger L Brockenbrough, Jr., Kenneth J. Boedecker “Highway Engineering Handbook, Second Edition”
McGraw-Hill Professional | Pages: 850 | 2003-01-24 | ISBN: 007140080X | PDF l 8 Mb

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Design and build more durable highways. Improve your highway engineering know-how with Highway Engineering Handbook, edited by Roger L. Brokenbrough and Kenneth J. Boedecker, Jr. This how-to guide helps you master all the latest techniques for designing, building, rehabilitating and maintaining highways. You’ll see how to apply modern technology–and how to capitalize on state-of-the-art materials–to successfully deal with every major aspect of highway engineering: Environmental issues; Highway location, design, and traffic; Design and construction of subgrade and base course; Pavements; Bridge engineering; Culvers, drainage, and short span bridge repalcement; Safety systems; Retaining walls; Lighting, marking, and signing; Sound barriers and glare screens; Life cycle cost and value engineering.

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Peter Lalor, “Bridge”
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty LTD | 2006-01-12 | ISBN 174175027X | PDF | 388 pages | 1.3 MB

The definitive story of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, one of the world’s most amazing engineering feats – a structure that has become an Australian national icon.

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Helmut Wenzel, “Health Monitoring of Bridges”
Wiley | 2009-03-23 | ISBN: 0470031735 | 652 pages | PDF | 98,5 MB

Health Monitoring of Bridges prepares the bridge engineering community for the exciting new technological developments happening in the industry, offering the benefit of much research carried out in the aerospace and other industrial sectors and discussing the latest methodologies available for the management of bridge stock.

Health Monitoring of Bridges:

* Includes chapters on the hardware used in health monitoring, methodologies, applications of these methodologies (materials, methods, systems and functions), decision support systems, damage detection systems and the rating of bridges and methods of risk assessment.
* Covers both passive and active monitoring approaches.

* Offers directly applicable methods and as well as prolific examples, applications and references.
* Is authored by a world leader in the development of health monitoring systems.
* Includes free software that can be downloaded from http://www.samco.org/ and provides the raw data of benchmark projects and the key results achieved.

This book provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of the structural health monitoring of bridges for engineers involved in all stages from concept design to maintenance. It will also appeal to researchers and academics within the civil engineering and structural health monitoring communities.

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Damien L. Keogh, “Damien L. Keogh”
Taylor & Francis | 1999 | ISBN: 0419225005 | 278 pages | PDF | 5,5 MB

This is book is the definitive text on the field of bridge deck behavior and analysis. It provides bridge designers with an evaluation of analytical and modelling techniques and software available, and describe which technique is most suited to each bridge type. The book details US, UK and European codes.

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..”.”very well written and easy to read; it could serve as a resource guide for anyone involved in the area of bridge design and analysis as well as a course resource for upper-level undergraduate or graduate students in civil engineering. Recommended for the libraries of all engineering schools..””
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‘There is a good balance between theoretical and practical information and recommendations for the resolution of design problems.’ – Concrete March 2001

‘This book will appeal to practising bridge engineers, as well as students of the subject, and is a useful successor to Bridge Deck Behaviour by E. C. Hambly.’ – Concrete March 2001

‘Well produced, informative and with many items demonstrated by examples. It is recommended, particularly for graduate bridge engineers.’ – The Structural Engineer

There is a good balance between theoretical and practical information and recommendations for the resolution of design problems. – Concrete March 2001

This book will appeal to practising bridge engineers, as well as students of the subject, and is a useful successor to Bridge Deck Behaviour by E. C. Hambly. – Concrete March 2001

Well produced, informative and with many items demonstrated by examples. It is recommended, particularly for graduate bridge engineers. – The Structural Engineer

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E C Hambly, “Bridge Deck Behaviour, 2nd Edition”
Taylor & Francis | 1990-12-31 | ISBN: 0419172602 | 313 pages | PDF | 45,7 MB

This book describes the underlying behaviour of steel and concrete bridge decks. It shows how complex structures can be analysed with physical reasoning and relatively simple computer models and without complicated mathematics.

“Faced with a detailed design of a reinforced concrete bridge for the first time, I was floundering. I am a mining engineer by training, you see, and went into the civil engineering trade. But Hambly came to my rescue. The book presents basic concepts in the analysis of bridge decks in a less cryptic manner than most academic books, and upon reading and re-reading, one should find that many concepts required in bridge deck analysis are presented quite well here.” – reader’s review.

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Wai-Fah Chen and Lian Duan “Bridge Engineering: Seismic Design”
Published by CRC Press | Publication date : February 2003 | ISBN : 0849316839 | PDF | 453 pages | English | 18.06 MB

Mitigating the effects of earthquakes is crucial to bridge design. Comprising chapters culled from the acclaimed Bridge Engineering Handbook, this volume sets forth the principles and applications of seismic design, from the necessary geotechnical and dynamic analysis background to seismic isolation and energy dissipation, active control, and retrofit technology. In-depth discussions contributed by bridge and earthquake engineers from around the world cover the types and effects of earthquake damage, as well as structural performance criteria.
The book also includes an overview of seismic design practices in Japan, including a study of the damage to highway bridges caused by the Hyogo-ken Nanbu earthquake.

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W.F. Chen, E.M. Lui, “Handbook of Structural Engineering, 2 Ed”
CRC; 2 ed | 2005 | ISBN: 0849315697 | 1768 pages | PDF | 49,4 MB

Continuing the tradition of the best-selling Handbook of Structural Engineering, this second edition is a comprehensive reference to the broad spectrum of structural engineering, encapsulating the theoretical, practical, and computational aspects of the field. The authors address a myriad of topics, covering both traditional and innovative approaches to analysis, design, and rehabilitation. The second edition has been expanded and reorganized to be more informative and cohesive. It also follows the developments that have emerged in the field since the previous edition, such as advanced analysis for structural design, performance-based design of earthquake-resistant structures, lifecycle evaluation and condition assessment of existing structures, the use of high-performance materials for construction, and design for safety. Additionally, the book includes numerous tables, charts, and equations, as well as extensive references, reading lists, and websites for further study or more in-depth information. Emphasizing practical applications and easy implementation, this text reflects the increasingly global nature of engineering, compiling the efforts of an international panel of experts from industry and academia. This is a necessity for anyone studying or practicing in the field of structural engineering. New to this edition · Fundamental theories of structural dynamics · Advanced analysis · Wind and earthquake-resistant design · Design of prestressed concrete, masonry, timber, and glass structures · Properties, behavior, and use of high-performance steel, concrete, and fiber-reinforced polymers · Semirigid frame structures · Structural bracing · Structural design for fire safety

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