Steel-concrete Composite Bridges
is an essential guide to the latest methods in the design and construction of steel-concrete composite bridges. Containing precise data, in-depth examples and numerous illustrations, the second edition offers guidance from the first step in bridge design through to the construction process.
From their historic roots in post-Industrial Revolution Britain through to their modern-day use in the fast-moving and technologically changing Asian landscape, David Collings uses numerous examples from his own experience to examine how bridges can be designed and constructed to Eurocode standards using basic concepts.Steel-concrete Composite Bridges
also covers simple beam bridges, integral bridges, continuous bridges, viaducts, haunches and double composite action, box girders, trusses, arches, cable-stayed bridges, prestressed steel-concrete composite bridges and life cycle considerations, as well as a new section on environmental issues.
The second edition includes
- in-depth coverage of Eurocodes, their implementation and effect on new bridge-design techniques and a comparison with other international codes
- examples of ways in which theory can be combined with the practical implications of bridge construction, enabling the reader to put design concepts into practice
- comparisons of composite bridges with other types of bridges, particularly concrete structures
- an evaluation of environmental issues surrounding steel-concrete composite bridges and ways in which their carbon footprint can be lowered at the design stage. !!<Steel-concrete Composite Bridges is a valuable tool for readers with an interest in the building as well as the design of bridges, providing a deeper understanding of the methods used and how they are verified against design codes.