Designing and Constructing Prestressed Bridges shows how designs using prestressing methods can be utilised in the building of bridge structures. Prestressed bridges can be used in a variety of locations and styles and it can often be difficult to understand the intricacies of the design. This book solves this concern by discussing the aspects of bridge design in order to find the most appropriate solution. It focuses on troubleshooting the problems that are connected with finding the correct structural solution of bridges, the methods of their construction and the corresponding arrangement of prestressing steel.
With numerous examples of best practice, this heavily illustrated book covers
Designing and Constructing Prestressed Bridges
- function and analysis of prestressing
- influence of creep and shrinkage of concrete
- behaviour of structures in service and ultimate stage
- special problems of the structural analysis connected with different construction methods.
is of interest to practicing engineers, junior engineers and students requiring a clear guide for troubleshooting this complex area of structural engineering.
This book covers all aspects of the design and construction of prestressed concrete bridges in a comprehensive and systematic way. The various concepts are illustrated by an abundance of real projects, many of them elegantly designed by the first author in a structurally efficient way but also aesthetically pleasing. The book offers both theoretical concepts and practical insights, and ample attention is paid to environmental and architectural aspects.
I can strongly recommend this splendid handbook to both bridge designers and practitioners involved in bridge construction. Of course, everybody interested in prestressed concrete will enjoy reading this nicely illustrated book.
Luc R Taerwe, Emeritus Full Professor of Concrete Structures at Ghent University, Magnel-Vandepitte Laboratory, Belgium
For any engineer engaged in prestressed bridge design or construction this is a valuable reference, irrespective of previous knowledge or experience. Including some iconic case-studies, the breadth and depth of the subject is covered admirably, with details of every structural form described from the basics of simply supported slabs to the complexities of multi-span viaducts. An essential addition to a bridge engineer’s library.
Richard Fish, Technical Secretary, Bridge Owners Forum, UK
This book is a very practical guide for designers containing plenty of insightful case studies. It is extremely useful not only for the early career engineers but also experienced professionals working on prestressed concrete bridges. Chapter 8, focused on curved structures, was the most interesting chapter for me to read as curved bridges are very difficult to design and construct.
Akio Kasuga, Executive Vice President and CTO of Sumitomo Mitsui Construction, Japan
This book provides a wide range of examples from the simplest precast beam deck right through to the medium and long span concrete bridge structure. It contains the design basis for the various bridge types including the issue of shrinkage and creep.
A good book to have in your library and one that you can browse through over a coffee.
Dr Jeffrey Fisher, Former Technical Director and now a Consultant to Mott MacDonald, UK
This voluminous book serves not only as an engineering textbook but also as a design roadmap. It takes readers through the process of prestressed bridge design, from conceptualisation of structural behaviour to static and dynamic analysis of design options to produce aesthetically pleasing structures that seamlessly integrate with the landscape. Overall, the book is an excellent text for the working library of the professional engineer.
Dian Saunders, Water and Sewerage Corporation, Bahamas
Table of contents
02. Effects of Prestressing
03. Structural Types
04. Bridge Types
05. Bridge Construction
06. Structural Concrete
07. Effects of Concrete Creep and Shrinkage
08. Analysis of Concrete Bridges
09. Structures Assembled of Precast Beams
10. Span-By-Span Construction
11. Cantilever Construction