Bridge Launching, 2nd edition

Marco Rosignoli

Price: £ 86.00

ISBN: 9780727759979

Format: Hardbound

Publish Date: 24/09/2014

Publisher: ICE Publishing

Page Size: 243x170 mm

Number of Pages: 376

Bridge Launching, 2nd edition

Description

Bridge Launching comprehensively describes the design and construction of prestressed concrete, steel, composite, and prestressed composite bridges built by incremental launching. Offering explanations of both the theoretical and technological aspects of the construction process, Bridge Launching illustrates worldwide case studies with photographs, sketches and diagrams of state-of-the-art structures.

Analysing beam bridges, arch bridges and cable-stayed bridges, the second edition of Bridge Launching outlines key methods for the structural analysis of launched bridges, and provides best practice advice to address time-dependent effects and the buckling of steel girders. Bridge design and construction are thoroughly explored, together with special launch bearings and systems, nose-deck interaction, the loading of temporary and final piers, field monitoring, and data acquisition techniques. Process simulation techniques for optimisation of deck casting are also covered.

Contents

1. Introduction
• 1.1. Introduction to bridge
• 1.2. Launching of PC bridges
• 1.3. Launching of steel girders
• 1.4. Launching of prestressed composite box girders
• 1.5. Symbols

2. Bridge launching
• 2.1. Launch of single spans
• 2.2. Rotation
• 2.3. Jacking and skidding
• 2.4. Incremental launching
• 2.5. Launching over arches
• 2.6. Launch of cable-suspended decks
• 2.7. Geometry constraints of incremental launching
• 2.8. Launch techniques
• 2.9. Launch bearings and lateral guides
• 2.10. Launch and lock forces
• 2.11. Correction of launch stresses
• 2.12. Launch stresses in the piers
• 2.13. Launch stress analysis
• 2.14. Envelopes of bending and shear
• 2.15. Design validation by surveying and deck monitoring

3. Prestressed concrete bridges
• 3.1. Deck segmentation and yard organisation
• 3.2. In-place casting of segments
• 3.3. Precast segmental highway overpasses
• 3.4. Launch bearings and lateral guides
• 3.5. Time-dependent effects
• 3.6. Prestressing
• 3.7. Reinforcement

4. Steel and composite bridges
• 4.1. Conceptual design and pre-sizing
• 4.2. Girder segmentation
• 4.3. Organisation of the assembly yard
• 4.4. Launch of steel girders
• 4.5. Launch of trusses
• 4.6. Concrete slab

5. Prestressed composite bridges
• 5.1. High-performance concrete
• 5.2. Lightweight concrete
• 5.3. Introduction to prestressed composite bridges
• 5.4. Cross-sectional efficiency
• 5.5. Prestressed composite box girders with stiffened-plate webs
• 5.6. Prestressed composite box girders with corrugated-plate webs