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Bridge Engineering Seismic Design by Wai Fah Chen and Lian Duan
The Bridge Engineering Handbook is a novel, complete, and state-of-the-art reference work and useful resource e book overlaying the most important areas of bridge engineering with the theme “Bridge to the Twenty-First Century”. It has been written with working towards bridge and structural engineers in thoughts. The best reader will likely be an M.S.-level structural and bridge engineer with a necessity for a single reference supply to maintain abreast of recent developments and the state of the follow, in addition to evaluation customary practices. The areas of bridge engineering embody planning, evaluation and design, building, upkeep, and rehabilitation.To offer engineers a well-organized and user-friendly, easy-to-follow useful resource, the Handbook is split into and printed in 4 volumes, I: Superstructure Design, II: Substructure Design, III: Seismic Design, and IV: Development and Upkeep.
Quantity III: Seismic Design gives the geotechnical earthquake concerns, earthquake injury, dynamic evaluation and nonlinear evaluation, design philosophies and performance-based design standards, seismic design of concrete and metal bridges, seismic isolation and vitality dissipation, energetic management, soilstructure-foundation interactions, and seismic retrofit expertise and follow. The Handbook stresses skilled purposes and sensible options. Emphasis has been positioned on ready-to-use supplies. It comprises many formulation and tables that give speedy solutions to questions arising from sensible works.It describes the essential ideas and assumptions, omitting the derivations of formulation and theories. It covers conventional and new, revolutionary practices.
An outline of the construction, group, and content material of the e book will be seen by analyzing the desk of contents offered initially of the e book, whereas an in-depth view of a selected topic will be seen by analyzing the person desk of contents previous every chapter. References on the finish of every chapter will be consulted for extra detailed research. The chapters have been written by many internationally identified authors in several nations overlaying bridge engineering practices, analysis, and improvement in North America, Europe, and Pacific Rim nations. This Handbook could present a glimpse of the speedy international economic system pattern in recent times towards worldwide outsourcing of follow and competitors of all dimensions of engineering. On the whole, the Handbook is aimed towards the wants of working towards engineers, however supplies could also be reorganized to accommodate a number of bridge programs on the undergraduate and graduate ranges.
The e book may be used as a survey of the follow of bridge engineering around the globe. The authors acknowledge with thanks the feedback, ideas, and suggestions throughout the improvement of the Handbook of Fritz Leonhardt, Professor Emeritus, Stuttgart College, Germany; Shouji Toma, Professor, Horrai-Gakuen College, Japan; Gerard F. Fox, Consulting Engineer; Jackson L. Durkee, Consulting Engineer; Michael J. Abrahams, Senior Vice President, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc.; Ben C. Gerwick Jr., Professor Emeritus, College of California at Berkeley; Gregory F. Fenves, Professor, College of California at Berkeley; John M. Kulicki, President and Chief Engineer, Modjeski and Masters; James Chai, Supervising Transportation Engineer, California Division of Transportation; Jinrong Wang, Senior Bridge Engineer, California Division of Transportation; and David W. Liu, Principal, Imbsen & Associates, Inc.
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