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Bridge Design and Evaluation : LRFD and LRFR



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Covering all bridge systems (substructure and superstructure) in one succinct, manageable package, Bridge Design and Evaluation presents real-world examples demonstrating both design and evaluation using LRFD and LRFR. This succinct, real-world approach to complete bridge system design and evaluation presents the fundamentals of the topic without expanding needlessly on advanced or specialized topics. Written for a 3-4 credit course at the undergraduate or graduate level, this Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and Load and Resistance Factor Rating (LRFR) based text includes numerous exercise problems with full solutions.

Author Biography

Gongkang Fu is Professor of Civil Engineering and Chairman of Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology, and Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor of the Chinese Education Ministry at Tongji University, China. He was head of structures research with the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) for seven years, and has worked on design and research projects for the FHWA and the California, Georgia, New York, Michigan, and Ohio DOTs. He is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1  Bridge Engineering and Highway Bridge Network

1.2  Types of Highway Bridges

1.3  Bridge Construction and Its Relation to Design

1.4  AASHTO Specifications and Design and Evaluation Methods

1.5  Goals for Bridge Design and Evaluation

1.6  Preliminary Design vs. Detailed Design

1.7  Organization of This Book

1.8  References

Chapter 2 Requirements for Bridge Design and Evaluation

2.1 General Requirements

2.2 Limit States

2.3  Constructability

2.4  Safety

2.5  Serviceability

2.6  Inspectability

2.7  Economy

2.8  Aesthetics

2.9  Summary

2.10 References

Exercise problems

Chapter 3 Loads, Load Effects, and Load Combinations

3.1  Introduction

3.2  Permanent Loads

3.3  Transient Loads

3.4  Load Combinations

3.5  References

Exercise Problems

Chapter 4 Superstructure Design

4.1  Introduction

4.2  Highway Bridge Superstructure Systems

4.3  Primary Components of Highway Bridge Superstructure

4.4  Deck Systems

4.5  Deck Supporting Systems

4.6  Design of Reinforced Concrete Deck Slabs

4.7  Design of Steel I Beams

4.8  Design of Prestressed Concrete I Beams

4.9  References

Exercise Problems

Chapter 5 Bearing Design

5.1  Introduction   

5.2  Types of Bridge Bearing

5.3  Appropriate Selection of Bearings     

5.4  Design of Elastomeric Bearings

5.5  References

Exercise Problems

Chapter 6 Substructure Design

6.1  Introduction

6.2  Piers

6.3  Abutments

6.4  Foundations

6.5  Design of Piers

6.6  Design of Abutments

6.7  References

Exercise Problems

Chapter 7 Highway Bridge Evaluation

7.1  Introduction

7.2  Inspection and Condition Rating

7.3  Load Rating

7.4  Fatigue Evaluation for Steel Components

7.5  References

Exercise Problems

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