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Damian Beben ... 
223 pages - Publisher: Springer (March, 2020) - Language: English - AmazonSIN: B085L6LNBQ.

The primary objective of this book is to provide designers with a set of analysis and design specifications for soil-steel bridges and culverts, also called flexible structures. Brief but informative, this guide is based on a quick look up approach to code applications, design and analysis methods/calculations as well as applications and solved examples. The book addresses the unique aspects of soil-steel bridges: design and analysis as well as examples of applications, numerical analysis and modeling techniques, corrosion and durability problems, service life and maintenance, and impact of moving loads.

Dongzhou Huang, Bo Hu ... 1028 pages - ISBN-10: 1498799000 - ISBN-13: 978-1498799003 ... Publisher : CRC Press; (January, 2020) - Language: English.

Segmental concrete bridges have become one of the main options for major transportation projects world-wide. They offer expedited construction with minimal traffic disruption, lower life cycle costs, appealing aesthetics and adaptability to a curved roadway alignment. The literature is focused on construction, so this fills the need for a design-oriented book for less experienced bridge engineers and for senior university students. It presents comprehensive theory, design and key construction methods, with a simple design example based on the AASHTO LRFD Design Specifications for each of the main bridge types. It outlines design techniques and relationships between analytical methods, specifications, theory, design, construction and practice. It combines mathematics and engineering mechanics with the authors’ design and teaching experience.

António J. Reis, José J. Oliveira Pedro ... 552 pages - Publisher: Wiley; (June, 2019) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0470843632 - ISBN-13: 978-0470843635.

Bridge Design - Concepts and Analysis provides a unique approach, combining the fundamentals of concept design and structural analysis of bridges in a single volume. The book discusses design solutions from the authors’ practical experience and provides insights into conceptual design with concrete, steel or composite bridge solutions as alternatives.

Key features: Principal design concepts and analysis are dealt with in a unified approach. + Execution methods and evolution of the static scheme during construction are dealt with for steel, concrete and composite bridges. + Aesthetics and environmental integration of bridges are considered as an issue for concept design. + Bridge analysis, including modelling and detail design aspects, is discussed for different bridge typologies and structural materials. + Specific design verification aspects are discussed on the basis of present design rules in Eurocodes. The book is an invaluable guide for postgraduate students studying bridge design, bridge designers and structural engineers.

Loui McCurley ... 328 pages - Publisher: Wiley; (June, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 111885960X - ISBN-13: 978-1118859605.

The comprehensive guide to performing work at height more safely and at less cost: In the present economy, employers around the globe are working harder than ever to maximize safety in work at height with a careful eye toward fiscal responsibility.   In the drive to do more with less (workers, money, time, resources, etc.) rope access offers the opportunity to raise the bar in both safety and cost-efficiency.  This specialized mode of access and protection is a solution that site owners and managers frequently turn to for putting specially trained, certified technicians in hard-to-reach places with maximum safety and minimal cost. Professional Rope Access: A Guide to Working Safely at Height is a comprehensive guide that employers, safety managers, trainers, and technicians can use to develop and maintain a rope access program that will get more work accomplished at a lower cost and with greater safety than conventional methods can achieve.

Professional Rope Access features topics on: Planning For Rope Access such as personnel selection and training and Equipment for Rigging + Skills For The Rope Access Technician including Rigging Concepts, Advanced Techniques, Powered Devices, and Rescue + Program Administration from Writing a Work Order through Equipment Inspection & Care.

Jai B. Kim, Robert H. Kim, Jonathan Eberle ... 358 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (April, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1466566515 - ISBN-13: 978-1466566514.

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.

Robert Benaim ... 606 pages - Publisher: T&F Books; (January, 2009) ... Language: English - ASIN: B000SIVC6A by Amazon.

Examining the fundamental differences between design and analysis, Robert Benaim explores the close relationship between aesthetic and technical creativity and the importance of the intuitive, more imaginative qualities of design that every designer should employ when designing a structure. Aiding designers of concrete bridges in developing an intuitive understanding of structural action, this book encourages innovation and the development of engineering architecture. Simple, relevant calculation techniques that should precede any detailed analysis are summarized. Construction methods used to build concrete bridge decks and substructures are detailed and direct guidance on the choice and the sizing of different types of concrete bridge deck is given. In addition guidance is provided on solving recurring difficult problems of detailed design and realistic examples of the design process are provided. This book enables concrete bridge designers to broaden their scope in design and provides an analysis of the necessary calculations and methods.

Mohiuddin Khan ... 656 pages - Publisher: McGraw-Hill; (February, 2010) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0071545913 - ISBN-13: 978-0071545914.

This authoritative volume offers up-to-date guidance on the latest design techniques, repair methods, specialized software, materials, and advanced maintenance procedures for bridges and highway structures. Focusing on both traditional and nontraditional design issues, Bridge and Highway Structure Rehabilitation and Repair clarifies the most recent AASHTO bridge design codes and discusses new analytical and design methodologies, such as the application of load and resistance factor design (LRFD). A wealth of concise explanations, solved examples, and in-depth case studies are included in this comprehensive resource. Covarage Includes: Diagnostic design and selective reconstruction  * Bridge failure studies and safety engineering *Analytical approach to fracture and failure *Load and resistance factor rating (LRFR) and redesign *Application of LRFD and LRFR methods * Inspection and structural health monitoring * Bridge widening and replacement strategies * Conventional repair methods * Advanced repair methods * Concrete repair methods * Extreme events of flood scour and countermeasures design * Guidelines for seismic design and retrofit methods.

    Wai-Fah Chen, Lian Duan ... 1394 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (October, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 143981029X - ISBN-13: 978-1439810293.

    This comprehensive and up-to-date reference work and resource book covers state-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice for bridge engineering worldwide. Countries covered include Canada and the United States in North America; Argentina and Brazil in South America; Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Macedonia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine in the European continent; China, Indonesia, Japan, Chinese Taipei, and Thailand in Asia; and Egypt, Iran, and Turkey in the Middle East. The book examines the use of different materials for each region, including stone, timber, concrete, steel, and composite. It examines various bridge types, including slab, girder, segmental, truss, arch, suspension, and cable-stayed. A color insert illustrates select landmark bridges. It also presents ten benchmark comparisons for highway composite girder design from different countries; the highest bridges; the top 100 longest bridges, and the top 20 longest bridge spans for various bridge types including suspension, cable-stayed, extradosed, arch, girder, movable bridges (vertical lift, swing, and bascule), floating, stress ribbon, and timber; and bridge construction methods.

    Wai-Fah Chen, Lian Duan ... 3130 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 2nd edition (January, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1439852057 - ISBN-13: 978-1439852057.

    Over 140 experts, 14 countries, and 89 chapters are represented in the second edition of the Bridge Engineering Handbook. This extensive collection provides detailed information on bridge engineering, and thoroughly explains the concepts and practical applications surrounding the subject, and also highlights bridges from around the world.

    Published in five books: Fundamentals, Superstructure Design, Substructure Design, Seismic Design, and Construction and Maintenance, this new edition provides numerous worked-out examples that give readers step-by-step design procedures, includes contributions by leading experts from around the world in their respective areas of bridge engineering, contains 26 completely new chapters, and updates most other chapters. It offers design concepts, specifications, and practice, and presents various types of bridges.

    The text includes over 2,500 tables, charts, illustrations, and photos. The book covers new, innovative and traditional methods and practices; explores rehabilitation, retrofit, and maintenance; and examines seismic design and building materials.

    This text is an ideal reference for practicing bridge engineers and consultants (design, construction, maintenance), and can also be used as a reference for students in bridge engineering courses.

    Mohiuddin Ali Khan ... 656 pages -Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; (August, 2014) ... Language: English -ISBN-10: 0124072240 -ISBN-13: 978-0124072244.

    The traveling public has no patience for prolonged, high cost construction projects. This puts highway construction contractors under intense pressure to minimize traffic disruptions and construction cost. Actively promoted by the Federal Highway Administration, there are hundreds of accelerated bridge construction (ABC) construction programs in the United States, Europe and Japan. Accelerated Bridge Construction: Best Practices and Techniques provides a wide range of construction techniques, processes and technologies designed to maximize bridge construction or reconstruction operations while minimizing project delays and community disruption. Describes design methods for accelerated bridge substructure construction; reducing foundation construction time and methods by using pile bents * Explains applications to steel bridges, temporary bridges in place of detours using quick erection and demolition * Covers design-build systems' boon to ABC; development of software; use of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) * Includes applications to glulam and sawn lumber bridges, precast concrete bridges, precast joints details; use of lightweight aggregate concrete, aluminum and high-performance steel.

    Mark A. Hurt, Steven D. Schrock ... 348 pages - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; (March, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0128020695 - ISBN-13: 978-0128020692

    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.

    Chung C. Fu, Shuqing Wang ... 631 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (December, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1466579846 - ISBN-13: 978-1466579842

    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.

    Narendra Taly ... 1368 pages - Publisher: McGraw-Hill; (May, 1997) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0070629978 - ISBN-13: 978-0070629974

    This text provides an introduction to the theory and practice of designing modern highway bridge superstructures. Beginning with the history of bridges, it describes various types of bridge superstructures, materials of construction, bridge loadings, and analysis techniques for various types.

    AASHTO ... 1308 pages - Publisher: AASHTO; 6th edition (2012) ... Languge: English - ASIN: B007HA6Z28 by Amazon

    The provisions of these Specifications are intended for the design, evaluation, and rehabilitation bridges and is mandated by FHWA for use on all bridges using federal funding. These Specifications employ the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) methodology using factors developing from current statistical knowledge of loads and structural performance. Seismic design shall be in accordance with either the provisions in these Specifications or those given in the AASHTO Guide Specifications for LRFD Seismic Bridge Design. Construction specifications consistent with these design specifications are the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Construction Specifications. Unless otherwise specified, the Materials Specifications referenced herein are the AASHTO Standard Specifications for Transportation Materials and Methods of Sampling and Testing. A new chapter on sound barriers includes the material formerly contained in the AASHTO Guide Specifications for Structural Design of Sound Barriers. Mechanical, electrical, and special vehicular and pedestrian safety aspects of movable bridges are not included in this specification.

    W. F. Chen, Lian Duan ... 480 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (February, 2003) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0849316839 - ISBN-13: 978-0849316838 ... 

    Mitigating the effects of earthquakes is crucial to bridge design. With chapters culled from the best-selling 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 and 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 and the changes in retrofit practices precipitated by that earthquake.

    Niels J. Gimsing, Christos T. Georgakis ... 599 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 3rd edition (January, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0470666285 - ISBN-13: 978-0470666289 ...

    Fourteen years on from its last edition, Cable Supported Bridges: Concept and Design, Third Edition, has been significantly updated with new material and brand new imagery throughout. Since the appearance of the second edition, the focus on the dynamic response of cable supported bridges has increased, and this development is recognised with two new chapters, covering bridge aerodynamics and other dynamic topics such as pedestrian-induced vibrations and bridge monitoring. This book concentrates on the synthesis of cable supported bridges, suspension as well as cable stayed, covering both design and construction aspects. The emphasis is on the conceptual design phase where the main features of the bridge will be determined. Based on comparative analyses with relatively simple mathematical expressions, the different structural forms are quantified and preliminary optimization demonstrated. This provides a first estimate on dimensions of the main load carrying elements to give in an initial input for mathematical computer models used in the detailed design phase. Key features: * Describes evolution and trends within the design and construction of cable supported bridges * Describes the response of structures to dynamic actions that have attracted growing attention in recent years * Highlights features of the different structural components and their interaction in the entire structural system * Presents simple mathematical expressions to give a first estimate on dimensions of the load carrying elements to be used in an initial computer input. This comprehensive coverage of the design and construction of cable supported bridges provides an invaluable, tried and tested resource for academics and engineers.

    Xiang Haifan ... 640 pages -Publisher: S.K. Kataria&Sons; 1st edition (June, 2015) ... Language: English - ASIN: B00ZHN82BY by Amazon Digital Services ...

    Its contents: Introduction + Aesthetic Bridge Design  + Basic Factors to be Considered in the Conceptual Design  + Case Analysis of Innovative Ideas in the Conceptual Design + Disaster Prevention and Durability of Bridge Structures + Bridge Structure System and Key Mechanics Questions + Solving New Problem in the Conceptual Design + Conceptual Design of Urban Bridge.

    Kenneth M. Leet, Chia-Ming Uang ... 832 pages - Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 2nd edition (February, 2004) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0073401099 - ISBN-13: 978-007340109 ...

    Fundamentals of Structural Analysis second edition, introduces engineering and architectural students to the basic techniques for analyzing the most common structural elements, including beams, trusses, frames, cables, and arches. The text covers the classical methods of analysis for determinate and indeterminate structures, and provides an introduction to the matrix formulation on which computer analysis is based. This edition features an expanded treatment of snow, earthquake, and wind loads that are part of the updated ANSI/ASCE 7 standards. We've also added Historical Notes to this addition that provide valuable insights to the development of today's techniques and practices.

    Ehab Ellobody ... 682 pages - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 1st edition (June, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0124172474 - ISBN-13: 978-0124172470 ...

    In recent years, bridge engineers and researchers are increasingly turning to the finite element method for the design of Steel and Steel-Concrete Composite Bridges. However, the complexity of the method has made the transition slow. Based on twenty years of experience, Finite Element Analysis and Design of Steel and Steel-Concrete Composite Bridges provides structural engineers and researchers with detailed modeling techniques for creating robust design models. The book’s seven chapters begin with an overview of the various forms of modern steel and steel–concrete composite bridges as well as current design codes. This is followed by self-contained chapters concerning: nonlinear material behavior of the bridge components, applied loads and stability of steel and steel–concrete composite bridges, and design of steel and steel–concrete composite bridge components. Constitutive models for construction materials including material non-linearity and geometric non-linearity. + The mechanical approach including problem setup, strain energy, external energy and potential energy), mathematics behind the method.  + Commonly available finite elements codes for the design of steel bridges. + Explains how the design information from Finite Element Analysis is incorporated into Building information models to obtain quantity information, cost analysis.

      Klaus Pohl, Chris Rupp ... 184 pages - Publisher: Rocky Nook; 2nd edition (April, 2015) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 193753877X - ISBN-13: 978-1937538774 ...

      Requirements engineering tasks have become increasingly complex. In order to ensure a high level of knowledge and competency among requirements engineers, the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB) developed a standardized qualification called the Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE). The certification defines the practical skills of a requirements engineer on various training levels. This book is designed for self-study and covers the curriculum for the Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering Foundation Level exam as defined by the IREB. The 2nd edition has been thoroughly revised and is aligned with the curriculum Version 2.2 of the IREB. In addition, some minor corrections to the 1st edition have been included. About IREB:The mission of the IREB is to contribute to the standardization of further education in the fields of business analysis and requirements engineering by providing syllabi and examinations, thereby achieving a higher level of applied requirements engineering. The IRE Board is comprised of a balanced mix of independent, internationally recognized experts in the fields of economy, consulting, research, and science. The IREB is a non-profit corporation.

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