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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.

    Athanassios Nikolaides ... 924 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (November, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 146657996X - ISBN-13: 978-1466579965.

    Highway Engineering: Pavements, Materials and Control of Quality covers the basic principles of pavement management, highlights recent advancements, and details the latest industry standards and techniques in the global market. Utilizing the author’s more than 30 years of teaching, researching, and consulting experience, this text focuses on the design, construction, maintenance, and management of pavements for roads and highways, and covers the main topics in highway engineering. The author integrates pavement materials, material testing for acceptability and quality assurance, asphalt mix design, flexible and rigid pavement design, construction, maintenance and strengthening procedures, quality control of production and acceptance of asphalts, pavement evaluation, asphalt plants, and pavement recycling. He also includes both European and American (ASTM and AASHTO) standards and practice, and is extensively illustrated with references, tables, graphs, charts, and photographs.

    The book contains 18 chapters that cover: Soils for roadworks + Aggregates for unbound, hydraulically bound materials, and bituminous mixtures + Bitumen and bituminous binders + Laboratory tests and properties of paving bitumen and bitumen emulsion + Hot and cold bituminous mixtures + Fundamental mechanical properties of bituminous mixtures and testing + Production, transportation, laying, and compaction of bituminous mixtures + Quality control and acceptance of bituminous mixtures + Methods for determining stresses and strains in pavements + Pavement design and construction + Thickness design methodologies for flexible and rigid pavements + Pavement maintenance + Rehabilitation and strengthening + Pavement evaluation + Equipment for measuring surface and structural characteristics + Pavement management + Pavement recycling. Written for civil engineering students and engineers engaged in highway projects or laboratory testing, Highway Engineering: Pavements, Materials and Control of Quality covers pavement engineering comprehensively as a textbook for undergraduates and graduates, and a valuable reference for practicing professionals.

    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.

    A. T. Papagiannakis, E. A. Masad ... 552 pages - Publisher: Wiley; (January, 2008) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0471214612 - ISBN-13: 978-047121461. 

    A comprehensive, state-of-the-art guide to pavement design and materials With innovations ranging from the advent of Superpave(t), the data generated by the Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) project, to the recent release of the Mechanistic-Empirical pavement design guide developed under NCHRP Study 1-37A, the field of pavement engineering is experiencing significant development. Pavement Design and Materials is a practical reference for both students and practicing engineers that explores all the aspects of pavement engineering, including materials, analysis, design, evaluation, and economic analysis. Historically, numerous techniques have been applied by a multitude of jurisdictions dealing with roadway pavements. This book focuses on the best-established, currently applicable techniques available. Pavement Design and Materials offers complete coverage of: * The characterization of traffic input* The characterization of pavement bases/subgrades and aggregates* Asphalt binder and asphalt concrete characterization* Portland cement and concrete characterization* Analysis of flexible and rigid pavements* Pavement evaluation* Environmental effects on pavements* The design of flexible and rigid pavements* Pavement rehabilitation* Economic analysis of alternative pavement designs The coverage is accompanied by suggestions for software for implementing various analytical techniques described in these chapters. These tools are easily accessible through the book's companion Web site, which is constantly updated to ensure that the reader finds the most up-to-date software available.

    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.

    Athanassios Nikolaides ... 924 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (November, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 146657996X - ISBN-13: 978-1466579965.

    Highway Engineering: Pavements, Materials and Control of Quality covers the basic principles of pavement management, highlights recent advancements, and details the latest industry standards and techniques in the global market. Utilizing the author’s more than 30 years of teaching, researching, and consulting experience, this text focuses on the design, construction, maintenance, and management of pavements for roads and highways, and covers the main topics in highway engineering. The author integrates pavement materials, material testing for acceptability and quality assurance, asphalt mix design, flexible and rigid pavement design, construction, maintenance and strengthening procedures, quality control of production and acceptance of asphalts, pavement evaluation, asphalt plants, and pavement recycling. He also includes both European and American (ASTM and AASHTO) standards and practice, and is extensively illustrated with references, tables, graphs, charts, and photographs.

    The book contains 18 chapters that cover: Soils for roadworks + Aggregates for unbound, hydraulically bound materials, and bituminous mixtures + Bitumen and bituminous binders + Laboratory tests and properties of paving bitumen and bitumen emulsion + Hot and cold bituminous mixtures + Fundamental mechanical properties of bituminous mixtures and testing + Production, transportation, laying, and compaction of bituminous mixtures + Quality control and acceptance of bituminous mixtures + Methods for determining stresses and strains in pavements + Pavement design and construction + Thickness design methodologies for flexible and rigid pavements + Pavement maintenance + Rehabilitation and strengthening + Pavement evaluation + Equipment for measuring surface and structural characteristics + Pavement management + Pavement recycling. Written for civil engineering students and engineers engaged in highway projects or laboratory testing.

    Krzysztof Blazejowski ... 344 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (November, 2010) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1439819718 - ISBN-13: 978-1439819715

    In the years since the development and subsequent success of Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA), a plethora of articles have emerged, scattered throughout various publications. The time is right for a comprehensive resource that collects, examines, and organizes this information and makes it easily accessible. A compilation and distillation of the latest knowledge available, Stone Matrix Asphalt: Theory and Practice describes SMA, from its origin through implementation, and explores various methods and design approaches. Detailing the requirements and materials for the mix, including asphalt binder, aggregates, and stabilizers, the book covers standard and alternative design methods and their execution, as well as best practices and production processes. It addresses issues such as permanent deformation and fatigue resistance, as well as special applications, such as bridge deck surfacing and airfields. The book uses practical examples to illustrate theory, presents practical tips useful in everyday work, and includes a review of problems that can occur during laydown, and their potential solutions.

    Fred L. Mannering, Scott S. Washburn ... 352 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 5th edition (March, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1118120140 - ISBN-13: 978-1118120149

    The best-selling Principles of Highway Engineering and Traffic Analysis, 5th edition provides the depth of coverage necessary to solve the highway-related problems that are most likely to be encountered in engineering practice. The focus on highway transportation is appropriate in light of the dominance of the highway mode in the U.S. and available employment opportunities. Instructors can be confident their students are learning the fundamentals needed to undertake upper-level transportation courses, enter transportation employment with a basic knowledge of highway and traffic engineering, and answer transportation-related questions on the Fundamentals of Civil Engineering and Professional Engineering exams.The new 5th edition is updated with the most recent Highway Capacity Manual and AASHTO Green book, new homework problems, and the text has been streamlined and enhanced pedagogically with descriptive example names and homework problems organized by text section.

    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.

    John O. Bickel, Thomas R. Kuesel, Elwyn H. King ... 528 pages - Publisher: Springer; 2nd edition (October, 2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1461380537 - ISBN-13: 978-1461380535 ...

    The Tunnel Engineering Handbook, Second Edition provides, in a single convenient volume, comprehensive coverage of the state of the art in the design, construction, and rehabilitation of tunnels. It brings together essential information on all the principal classifications of tunnels, including soft ground, hard rock, immersed tube and cut-and-cover, with comparisons of their relative advantages and suitability. The broad coverage found in the Tunnel Engineering Handbook enables engineers to address such critical questions as how tunnels are planned and laid out, how the design of tunnels depends on site and ground conditions, and which types of tunnels and construction methods are best suited to different conditions. Written by the leading engineers in the fields, this second edition features major revisions from the first, including: Complete updating of all chapters from the first edition * Seven completely new chapters covering tunnel stabilization and lining, difficult ground, deep shafts, water conveyance tunnels, small diameter tunnels, fire life safety, tunnel rehabilitation and tunnel construction contracting * New coverage of the modern philosophy and techniques of tunnel design and tunnel construction contracting. The comprehensive coverage of the Tunnel Engineering Handbook makes it an essential resource for all practicing engineers engaged in the design of tunnels and underground construction. In addition, the book contains a wealth of information that government administrators and planners and transportation officials will use in the planning and management of tunnels. 

    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.

    T. F. Fwa ... 888 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (September, 2005) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0849319862 - ISBN-13: 978-0849319860

    Modern highway engineering reflects an integrated view of a road system's entire lifecycle, including any potential environmental impacts, and seeks to develop a sustainable infrastructure through careful planning and active management. This trend is not limited to developed nations, but is recognized across the globe. Edited by renowned authority T.F. Fwa, The Handbook of Highway Engineering provides a comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of all aspects of highway development and engineering. Its three sections range from consideration of socio-economic and environmental factors to design, construction, maintenance, and management. Beginning with financing, access management, environmental impacts, road safety, and noise, the book explores the expanded responsibilities of the modern highway engineer as well as the increasing trend toward privatization of project development and financing. The next section considers technical issues in highway and pavement engineering, including materials, new mechanistic-empirical design approaches, and new closed-form solutions for backcalculation as well as deflection and stress computation in multi-slab systems. Rounding out the discussion, the final section examines construction, management, performance evaluation including nondestructive testing, and a chapter devoted to highway asset management. Featuring contributions from eminent experts representing eight countries on four continents, The Handbook of Highway Engineering supplies all of the tools needed to manage the entire integrated process of modern highway development and engineering.

    Nick Thom ... 374 pages - Publisher: ICE Publishing; 2nd edition (November, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0727758535 - ISBN-13: 978-0727758538

    Principles of Pavement Engineering, 2nd edition builds on the previous edition, expanding on the fundamental principles of pavement engineering, concentrating on an understanding of the behaviour of pavement materials and of the real meaning of tests carried out on those materials. It includes necessary updates, such as: warm-mix asphalt, as it is increasingly environmentally attractive; cold-mix asphalt; asphalt recycling; bridge deck surfacing; design against potholes; treatment of Stress Absorbing Membrane Interlayers; surface treatments; pavement edge issues; and parking areas. This book also covers soils, granular materials and hydraulically-bound materials (including concrete), and will explain the various relevant engineering properties of those materials and how they are affected by such matters as compaction, water content, binder content etc.

    Y. Richard Kim ... 1966 pages - Publisher: CRC Press (August, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 113802693X - ISBN-13: 978-1138026933 ...

    Asphalt Pavements contains the proceedings of the International Conference on Asphalt Pavements (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 1-5 June 2014), and discusses recent advances in theory and practice in asphalt materials and pavements. The contributions cover a wide range of topics: - Environmental protection and socio-economic impacts - Additives and modifiers for asphalt concrete - Maintenance and rehabilitation - Experimental characterization of asphaltic materials - Life cycle cost analysis/modeling of compaction in the laboratory and in the field - Perpetual pavements - Pavement management systems - Sustainable asphalt technologies - Nondestructive testing of asphalt pavement - Pavement condition survey/pavement smoothness/quality control/quality assurance - Microstructural characterization and micromechanics of asphaltic materials - Long-term pavement performance prediction - Mineral aggregate in asphalt concrete/mix design methodology/novel methods to aid mix design - Warm mix asphalt technologies - Innovative pavement analysis and design - Pavement response analysis under static and moving wheel loads - Recycling - Modeling of asphaltic materials and pavements - Microstructural characterization and micromechanics of asphalt materials - Asphalt pavement and environment - Performance-related specifications. Asphalt Pavements will be of interest to academics and professional involved in asphalt engineering.

    Coenraad Esveld ... 740 pages - Publisher: Delft Univ. of Technology; 2nd edition ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 9080032417 - ISBN-13: 978-9080032415 ...

    This is the digital edition which was originally published in 2001 as a hard cover book. It is dealing with design, construction and maintenance of railway track. Attention is paid to fundamental aspects, conventional track, slab track, high-speed, heavy haul, tram and metro. The book is used worldwide by universities, railway administrations, engineering firms, consultants and individual engineers. From the paper version about 4,000 copies were sold. Modern Railway Track was also published in Korean, Japanese and Chinese. Other languages are under preparation.

    Clifford F. Bonnett ... 190 pages - Publisher: Imperial College Press; 2nd edition (June, 2005) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1860945155 - ISBN-13: 978-1860945151 ... 

    This textbook covers the very wide spectrum of all aspects of railway engineering for all engineering disciplines, in a 'broad brush' way giving a good overall knowledge of what is involved in planning, designing, constructing and maintaining a railway. It covers all types of railway systems including light rail and metro as well as main line. The first edition has proved very popular both with students new to railways and with practicing engineers who need to work in this newly expanding area. In the second edition, the illustrations have been improved and brought up to date, particularly with the introduction of 30 colour pages which include many newly taken photographs. The text has been reviewed for present day accuracy and, where necessary, has been modified or expanded to include reference to recent trends or developments. New topics include automatic train control, level crossings, dot matrix indicators, measures for the mobility impaired, reinforced earth structures, air conditioning, etc. Recent railway experience, both technical and political, has also been reflected in the commentary.

    Rajib B. Mallick, Tahar El-Korchi ... 694 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 2nd edition (March, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1439870357 - ISBN-13: 978-1439870358 ...

    Pavements are engineered structures essential to transportation, commerce and trade, and everyday life. In order for them to perform as expected, they must be designed, constructed, maintained, and managed properly. Providing a comprehensive overview of the subject, Pavement Engineering: Principles and Practice, Second Edition covers a wide range of topics in asphalt and concrete pavements, from soil preparation to structural design and construction. This new edition includes updates in all chapters and two new chapters on emerging topics that are becoming universally important: engineering of sustainable pavements and environmental mitigation in transportation projects. It also contains new examples and new figures with more informative schematics as well as helpful photographs. The text describes the significance of standards and examines traffic, drainage, concrete mixes, asphalt binders, distress and performance in concrete and asphalt pavements, and pavement maintenance and rehabilitation. It also contains a chapter on airport pavements and discusses nondestructive tests for pavement engineering using nuclear, deflection-based, electromagnetic, and seismic equipment. The authors explore key concepts and techniques for economic analysis and computing life-cycle cost, instrumentation for acquiring test data, and specialty applications of asphalt and concrete. The Second Edition includes more relevant issues and recently developed techniques and guidelines for practical problems, such as selection of pavement type, effect of vehicle tires, and use of smart sensors in rollers and software for drainage analysis. This book presents in-depth, state-of-the-art knowledge in a range of relevant topics in pavement engineering, with numerous examples and figures and comprehensive references to online resources for literature and software. It provides a good understanding of construction practices essential for new engineers and materials processing and construction needed for solving numerous problems.

    Norbert Delatte ... 392 pages- Publisher: CRC Press; (October, 2007) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415409705 - ISBN-13: 978-0415409704 ...

    Addressing the interactions between the different design and construction variables and techniques this book illustrates best practices for constructing economical, long life concrete pavements. The book proceeds in much the same way as a pavement construction project. First, different alternatives for concrete pavement solutions are outlined. The desired performance and behaviour parameters are identified. Next, appropriate materials are outlined and the most suitable concrete proportions determined. The design can be completed, and then the necessary construction steps for translating the design into a durable facility are carried out. Although the focus reflects highways as the most common application, special features of airport, industrial, and light duty pavements are also addressed. Use is made of modeling and performance tools such as HIPERPAV and LTPP to illustrate behavior and performance, along with some case studies. As concrete pavements are more complex than they seem, and the costs of mistakes or of over-design can be high, this is a valuable book for engineers in both the public and private sectors.

    Bentley RM Bridge Enterprise CONNECT Edition v11.04.00.17 Update 4 [Size: 1.27 GB ] ... We are excited to introduce the new consolidated RM Bridge. Offered in three distinct product licenses, the new products provide richer capabilities and functionality for each product, and better align with specific bridge types, simplify licensing, standalone installers (no need to select/deselect modules), and overall provide a new cost-effective pricing. Three products, specifically design to address various bridge types and advanced analysis needs, comprise the RM Bridge family: RM Bridge, RM Bridge Advanced, RM Bridge Enterprise. RM Bridge is the basic application of RM Bridge family. This product is suitable for analysis, design, and load rating of concrete, steel, and timber bridges of all types: girder bridges, truss bridges, arch bridges, and segmental bridges. It covers the straight, curved, and skewed bridges. It supports over 20 international design codes. The advanced analyses methods include static and linear dynamic analysis, soil-structure interaction, time-dependent creep & shrinkage analysis. Support for unlimited number of construction stages makes the product suitable to address complex construction sequences. The product also offers Wizards for rapid model creation, interoperability with Bentley Civil software, and OpenBridge Modeler. RM Bridge Advanced extends RM Bridge capabilities to non-linear analysis, FEM, Push Over and Time-History Analyses, High Speed Rail analysis. It includes the specialized Balanced Cantilever tool for easier generation of construction sequence for segmental bridges, and RM Cast tool for setting up segment geometry in the casting yard. RM Bridge Enterprise includes all features RM offers. Extends RM Bridge Advanced capabilities to cable-stayed and suspension bridges. It also includes advanced hydrodynamic and wind analyses, and two specialized tools for advanced construction methods - Erection Control for shape adjustment during construction and Incremental Launching for building bridges overhead with no temporary support or false work.

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