Design of Highway Bridges: An LRFD Approach

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Up-to-date coverage of bridge design and analysis—revised to reflect the fifth edition of the AASHTO LRFDspecifications

Design of Highway Bridges, Third Edition offers detailedcoverage of engineering basics for the design of short- andmedium-span bridges. Revised to conform with the latest fifthedition of the American Association of State Highway andTransportation Officials (AASHTO) LRFD Bridge DesignSpecifications, it is an excellent engineering resource for bothprofessionals and students. This updated edition has beenreorganized throughout, spreading the material into twenty shorter,more focused chapters that make information even easier to find andnavigate. It also features:

  • Expanded coverage of computer modeling, calibration of servicelimit states, rigid method system analysis, and concrete shear
  • Information on key bridge types, selection principles, andaesthetic issues
  • Dozens of worked problems that allow techniques to be appliedto real-world problems and design specifications
  • A new color insert of bridge photographs, including examples ofhistorical and aesthetic significance
  • New coverage of the "green" aspects of recycled steel
  • Selected references for further study

From gaining a quick familiarity with the AASHTO LRFDspecifications to seeking broader guidance on highway bridgedesign—Design of Highway Bridges is the one-stop, readyreference that puts information at your fingertips, while alsoserving as an excellent study guide and reference for the U.S.Professional Engineering Examination.

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The up-to-date guide to applying theory and specifications to real-world highway bridge design

Design of Highway Bridges, Second Edition offers detailed coverage of engineering basics for the design of short- and medium-span bridges. Based on the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, it is an excellent engineering resource. This updated edition features:

  • Expanded coverage of structural analysis, including axle and lane loads, along with new numerical analytic methods and approaches
  • Dozens of worked problems, primarily in Customary U.S. units, that allow techniques to be applied to real-world problems and design specifications
  • Revised AASHTO steel bridge design guidelines that reflect the simplified approach for plate girder bridges
  • The latest information on concrete bridges, including new minimum reinforcement requirements, and unbonded tendon stress at ultimate and losses for prestressed concrete girders
  • Information on key bridge types, selection principles, and aesthetic issues
  • Problems and selected references for further study
  • And more

From gaining quick familiarity with the AASHTO LRFD specifications to seeking broader guidance on highway bridge design—this is the one-stop, ready reference that puts information at your fingertips.

About the Author:

The late RICHARD M. BARKER, PhD, PE, was ProfessorEmeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering at VirginiaPolytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Barker spent morethan fifty years as a structural designer, project engineer,researcher, and teacher.

JAY A. PUCKETT, PhD, PE, is V. O. Smith Professor ofCivil and Architectural Engineering at the University of Wyomingand President of BridgeTech, Inc., a consulting firm thatspecializes in software development for bridge engineering. Withover thirty years of experience in bridge research and development,he has developed software for the analysis and rating of bridgesystems that is currently in use at over forty transportationagencies. Dr. Puckett was a subconsultant to Michael Baker Jr. Inc.for the development of AASHTO's new rating and design systems(Virtis/Opis). His research has involved several National AcademyNCHRP projects.

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