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This book describes the underlying behaviour of steel and concrete bridge decks. It shows how complex structures can be analysed with physical reasoning and relatively simple computer models and without complicated mathematics.
Table of Contents
Preface. Structural forms and calculation methods. Beam decks and frames. Slab decks. Beam-and-slab decks. Multicellular decks. Box-girder decks. Space frame methods and slab membrane action. Shear lag and edge stiffening. Skew, tapered and curved decks. Distribution coefficients. Temperature and prestress loading. Harmonic analysis and folded plate theory. Finite element method. Stiffnesses of supports and foundations. Appendices. A: Product integrals. Functions of load on a single span. Harmonic components. B: Calculation of torsion constants for solid beams. Author index. Subject index.
E C Hambly was a worked as a visiting professor at Oxford University from 1989 to 1992 lecturing in structural analysis.
"This is the second edition of a book which, since its first publication in 1976, has become one of the most widely used in bridge design offices...The first edition was the best book of its kind. The second edition is better." - New Civil Engineer
"The first edition will be familiar to most bridge engineers, who will only need to be assured that the high standard set there has been maintained." - The Structural Engineer
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