The Institution of Civil Engineers has organised a series of conferences to celebrate, at the start of the New Millennium, the enormous achievements made in the field of bridge engineering in recent years. This volume of papers from the second of these conferences, held in Hong Kong, encompasses the state-of-the-art in bridge design, construction, maintenance and safety assessment. It includes papers on major bridge schemes, both completed and under construction, and on innovative approaches used in various parts of the world. It also looks at local and regional projects and bridge related issues. The wealth of information contained in this publication will be of interest to bridge consultants and contractors, practising engineers, researchers and bridge owners, both local and international.In particular, the analysis showed that CDFa#39;s are overly conservative for long spans and larger girder spacing, while they are too ... There is a need for accurate and inexpensive methods for diagnostics, verification of load distribution , and determination of the actual ... In particular, there is a severe corrosion on many steel and concrete structures. ... Based on the current evaluation procedures, many shorl span bridges are considered as deficient and in need of repair or replacement.
|Title||:||Current and Future Trends in Bridge Design, Construction and Maintenance 2|
|Author||:||Parag C. Das, Dan M. Frangopol, Andrzej S. Nowak, Institution of Civil Engineers|
|Publisher||:||Thomas Telford - 2001-01-01|