Bridge Engineering: Design, Rehabilitation, and Maintenance of Modern Highway Bridges

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Design, rehabilitate, and maintain modern highway bridges. From steel and reinforced concrete design, to highway layout and basic geometrics, to geotechnical engineering and hydraulics, Demetrios E. Tonia's Bridge Engineering: Design, Rehabilitation, and Maintenance of Modern Highway Bridges fully integrates the resources you need to master the entire bridge-design process. Written with unusual clarity--and packed with timely design examples and case studies plus eye-opening sidebars and graphics--it shows you how to: understand bridge structures, functions, types, and applications; design superstructures and substructures for maximum maintainability; design highway components--approach pavements and slabs, structure geometrics and elevations, roadway alignments, and more; kick off the project--from funding to site surveying and coring; manage the design process--contract documents, reports, plans, client interactions, and more; manage the bridge itself--from creating a structure inventory to extending GIS and CADD functionality.

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The most complete and practical sourcebook you can own on every aspect of modern highway bridge engineering

Here's an essential reference that belongs in the professional library of every private and municipal engineer involved in modern highway bridge design. Written for new and experienced bridge designers alike, this master resource offers the most complete and practical treatment available of every aspect of highway bridge design, rehabilitation, and maintenance.

From initial concept all the way to final contract document preparation, Bridge Engineering presents a clear and detailed road map to the entire bridge design process. Placing special emphasis on rehabilitation design and maintenance techniques, the book is filled with important design procedures, current AASHTO, ACI, and AISC codes and specifications, state-of-the-art computer-aided techniques, and proven methods for effective bridge management. In short, you'll find everything required to take a project through to its successful and profitable completion right here in this single, comprehensive volume.

Featuring a unique format that will help you quickly master crucial engineering and management concepts -- plus a wealth of superb illustrations, real-world case studies, sample design calculations, and enlightening articles covering some of the most important topics in bridge engineering today -- this one-of-a-kind sourcebook includes hands-on coverage of such essential topics as:

* Loading the structure
* Composite slab on girder structures
* Continuous beam structures
* Pre-stressed concrete structures
* Steel plate girder structures
* Timber structures
* Reinforced concrete deck slab design
* Load rating
* Abutments
* Piers
* Bearings
* Deck joints
* Seismic analysis
* Rehabilitation and maintenance techniques
* Protecting steel elements
* Project funding
* Design standards
* Site inspection
* Rating elements
* Site survey
* Coring
* Roadway alignments and geometrics
* Maintenance of traffic
* Safety appurtenances
* Contract document preparation
* Owner-designer and design team interaction
* Creating and implementing a bridge management system
* And much more!

With additional features such as a detailed dictionary of pertinent design and construction terms, Bridge Engineering is certain to become one of your most frequently referenced books on this important topic.

About the Author:

Demetrios E. Tonias, P.E. is president and chief executive officer of HMC Group Ltd., a Schenectady, New York-based firm specializing in the development and application of computer-aided civil engineering and management systems. As both a design engineer and software developer, Mr. Tonias has worked as a project manager and engineer for a wide variety of bridge rehabilitation, site development, and public works projects. Mr. Tonias is currently a member of the Adjunct Engineering Faculty at Union College.

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