By G. Creazza, M. Mele

ISBN-10: 3211823182

ISBN-13: 9783211823187

This quantity bargains with the main sleek and topical difficulties of bridge layout. the subjects offered enable to take on either theoretical-analytical in addition to technical-constructive features of the layout challenge, declaring how in relation to bridges, in particular for lengthy span bridges, the 2 features are completely inseparable. In sleek bridges, purposes of technical and fiscal feasibility oblige an severe parceling of the development procedure, with the resultant have to revise, with recognize to the earlier, either layout recommendations in addition to the theoretical equipment of research that governs it. All this may essentially be derived from analyzing the current quantity, within which the several contributions pressure theoretical and technical questions of specific curiosity and topicality, with out claiming to method them systematically, yet supplying transparent procedural ideas and development symptoms. almost about the theoretical strategy, a few of specific value are reviewed, akin to the potential for utilizing restrict research, the simplification of the layout method for bridges, longevity, and desktop aided layout. For what issues the bridge typologies and the corresponding optimistic difficulties, the emphasis is generally at the ones nonetheless in an evolutionary section, that's lengthy span suspended/stayed bridges and cantilever outfitted bridges with prefabricated segments.

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This hybrid solution, with steel in compression and concrete in tension, may seem odd. The advantage is the easy erection of the arches, without expensive shuttering. 3. 2 Deck at upper flange level For bridges with composite main girders the deck is always located at upper flange level. The structure comprises generally two main girders only, even for a wide deck. In P. Dubas 58 the beginning, the slab was supported also in transverse direction by closely spaced crossgirders. Over interior supports this arrangement leads to tensile stresses in concrete due both to the hQgging moments of the main girders and to the local plate bending.

In order to limit the vortex-shedding phenomena the deck should be given a streamline shape, if necessary deflectors have to be provided to channel the air flow around angles. At any rate sectional wind tunnel tests have to be conducted for important structures beyond the known range of experience. However, by far the that undoubtedly the flutter, movements with rapidly torsional most is a increasing critical aerodynamic bending combination of amplitudes, which and flexural natural frequencies phenomenon may and occur is torsional if the are similar.

4, Transverse load distribution for a composite bridge 59 Composite bridges The loading corresponds to the new Swiss Code SIA 160/1989. The decrease in girder bending, in comparison with a distribution according to the level principle, is of the order of 10% for the sagging moments. The corresponding torsional moments in the deck plate require generally no increase for the reinforcement. 3 Bridges curved in plane with open framing For curved bridges built some twenty years ago in Switzerland a closed framing was generally adopted, even for relatively high ratios of the radius of curvature to the span length.

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