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bridge engineering handbook fundamentals second edition pdf

In the approximately 13 years since the original edition of the Bridge Engineering Handbook was published in 2000, we have received numerous letters, e-mails, and reviews from readers including educators and practitioners commenting on the handbook and suggesting how it could be improved. We have also built up a large file of ideas based on our own experiences. With the aid of all this information, we have completely revised and updated the handbook. In writing this Preface to the Second Edition, we assume readers have read the original Preface.




Following its tradition, the second edition handbook stresses professional applications and practical solutions; describes the basic concepts and assumptions omitting the derivations of formulas and theories; emphasizes seismic design, rehabilitation, retrofit and maintenance; covers traditional and new, innovative practices; provides over 2500 tables, charts, and illustrations in ready-to-use format and an abundance of worked-out examples giving readers step-by-step design procedures. The most significant changes in this second edition are as follows:

• The handbook of 89 chapters is published in five books: Fundamentals, Superstructure Design,
Substructure Design, Seismic Design, and Construction and Maintenance.




• Fundamentals, with 22 chapters, combines Section I, Fundamentals, and Section VI, Special
Topics, of the original edition and covers the basic concepts, theory and special topics of bridge
engineering. Seven new chapters are Finite Element Method, High-Speed Railway Bridges,
Structural Performance Indicators for Bridges, Concrete Design, Steel Design, High Performance
Steel, and Design and Damage Evaluation Methods for Reinforced Concrete Beams under Impact
Loading. Three chapters including Conceptual Design, Bridge Aesthetics: Achieving Structural
Art in Bridge Design, and Application of Fiber Reinforced Polymers in Bridges, are completely
rewritten. Three special topic chapters, Weigh-In-Motion Measurement of Trucks on Bridges,
Impact Effect of Moving Vehicles, and Active Control on Bridge Engineering, were deleted.




Superstructure Design, with 19 chapters, provides information on how to design all types of bridges.
Two new chapters are Extradosed Bridges and Stress Ribbon Pedestrian Bridges. The Prestressed
Concrete Girder Bridges chapter is completely rewritten into two chapters: Precast–Pretensioned
Concrete Girder Bridges and Cast-In-Place Posttensioned Prestressed Concrete Girder Bridges.

The Bridge Decks and Approach Slabs chapter is completely rewritten into two chapters: ConcreteDecks and Approach Slabs. Seven chapters, including Segmental Concrete Bridges, Composite
Steel I-Girder Bridges, Composite Steel Box Girder Bridges, Arch Bridges, Cable-Stayed Bridges,
Orthotropic Steel Decks, and Railings, are completely rewritten. The chapter Reinforced Concrete
Girder Bridges was deleted because it is rarely used in modern time.




Substructure Design has 11 chapters and addresses the various substructure components. A new
chapter, Landslide Risk Assessment and Mitigation, is added. The Geotechnical Consideration chapter is completely rewritten and retitled as Ground Investigation. The Abutments and Retaining Structures chapter is divided in two and updated as two chapters: Abutments and Earth Retaining Structures.



• Seismic Design, with 18 chapters, presents the latest in seismic bridge analysis and design. New
chapters include Seismic Random Response Analysis, Displacement-Based Seismic Design of
Bridges, Seismic Design of Thin-Walled Steel and CFT Piers, Seismic Design of Cable-Supported
Bridges, and three chapters covering Seismic Design Practice in California, China, and Italy. Two
chapters of Earthquake Damage to Bridges and Seismic Design of Concrete Bridges have been
rewritten. Two chapters of Seismic Design Philosophies and Performance-Based Design Criteria,
and Seismic Isolation and Supplemental Energy Dissipation, have also been completely rewritten
and retitled as Seismic Bridge Design Specifications for the United States, and Seismic Isolation
Design for Bridges, respectively. Two chapters covering Seismic Retrofit Practice and Seismic
Retrofit Technology are combined into one chapter called Seismic Retrofit Technology.