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Author Benaim, Robert.

Title The design of prestressed concrete bridges : concepts and principles / Robert Benaim.

Published London : Taylor & Francis, 2008.


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Physical description xxi, 581 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. The nature of design -- 2. Basic concepts -- 3. Reinforced concrete -- 4. Prestressed concrete -- 5. Prestressing for statically determinate beams -- 6. Prestressing for continuous beams -- 7. Articulation of bridges and the design of substructure -- 8. The general principles of concrete deck design -- 9. The design of bridge deck components -- 10. Precast beams -- 11. Solid slabs, voided slabs and multi-cell box girders -- 12. Ribbed slabs -- 13. Box girders -- 14. Counter-cast technology for box section decks -- 15. The construction of girder bridges -- 16. The effect of scale on the method of construction -- 17. The design and construction or arches -- 18. Cable-supported decks.
Summary "Examining the fundamental differences between design and analysis, Robert Benaim explores the close relationship between aesthetic and technical creativity and the importance of the intuitive, more imaginative qualities that should be explored by every structural designer. The Design of Prestressed Concrete Bridges aims to help designers of concrete bridges develop an intuitive understanding of their structural action and thereby encourage innovation and the development of engineering architecture. The principles of prestressed concrete are explained by following step-by-step the preliminary design of a simple beam and a continuous beam. The logic underpinning the shape of concrete bridge decks is described and direct guidance on the choice and sizing of different types of deck is given. The construction methods appropriate to each form of deck are detailed. Aimed at bridge designers, this book is also valuable to practising structural engineers and architects wishing to deepen their knowledge of prestressing and of bridge design and construction."--Book jacket.
Subject Concrete bridges -- Design and construction.
Reinforced concrete construction.
ISBN 9780415235990 (hbk.) £80.00
0415235995 (hbk.) £80.00
9780203962053 (ebk.)
0203962052 (ebk.)