Advanced Problems in Bridge Construction by G. Creazza, M. Mele

By G. Creazza, M. Mele

This quantity offers with the main glossy and topical difficulties of bridge layout. the themes provided let to take on either theoretical-analytical in addition to technical-constructive features of the layout challenge, declaring how with regards to bridges, particularly for lengthy span bridges, the 2 elements are totally inseparable. In sleek bridges, purposes of technical and financial feasibility oblige an severe parceling of the development approach, with the resultant have to revise, with admire to the previous, either layout recommendations in addition to the theoretical equipment of research that governs it. All this may basically be derived from interpreting the current quantity, during which the several contributions rigidity theoretical and technical questions of specific curiosity and topicality, with no claiming to method them systematically, yet delivering transparent procedural principles and development symptoms. near to the theoretical strategy, a few of specific value are reviewed, corresponding to the potential of utilizing restrict research, the simplification of the layout strategy for bridges, longevity, and machine aided layout. For what issues the bridge typologies and the corresponding optimistic difficulties, the emphasis is usually at the ones nonetheless in an evolutionary section, that's lengthy span suspended/stayed bridges and cantilever outfitted bridges with prefabricated segments.

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Profiled steel sheeting acts as both formwork and tensile reinforcement. This solution is widely used for composite floor construction in buildings. For bridges, however, fatigue must be includedspecially for the connection between steel and concrete - so that this solution may be applied rather for minor roads. g. 88 m for the combined railway and highway bridge over the Rhone shown in Fig. 3, a bowstring (Langer girder) is interesting. The footways are located outside of the girders so that the span of the cross-girders is reduced.

Fig 1 ), thick enough to withstand the shear force. These keys, useful in avoiding the lJRltual sliding of two contiguous segments, are also placed in the slabs, where their purpose is different : they insure the rrechanical assemblmg of two pieces of slab belonging to adjacent segments (ref. fig 2 ) , and allow a better distribution of the traffic load. 3. FABRICATICN, sra:KIN:; AND EREITICN OF SEll1ENIS Che of the rrain advantages of construction with prefabricated segiiEilts is in the quality achieved, thanks tu the industrial casting of concrete • Especially as far as large bridge are COHcerned, the fabrication unit for segments nay be conceived with a stiff steel frame, with rrams of important vibration, and if the need arises, heating equiiJIE11t for concrete, without the ~ght of the installation being a drawback, as is the case with cast-in-s1tu se~nts.

Lightweight concrete. The main part of the paper is devoted to the structural arrangement of composite bridges, both with deck at lower flange level and at upper flange level. For this second arrangement the relative advantages of structures with open framing or closed framing respectively (particularly for bridges curved in plane) are described and illustrated by existing composite bridges. Some aspects of the design procedures, especially concerning the web behaviour in the postcritical plate buckling range, are considered.

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