Analysis of Box Girder and Truss Bridges by Guohao Li

By Guohao Li

This booklet displays the sensible adventure the authors have received in interpreting the field girder and the truss utilized in bridge engineering; the directly and curved field girder bridge, the truss bridge, and the arch-stiffened truss bridge are thought of, wherein bending and torsional stresses, lateral buckling and vibrations are investigated. The authors have proven a extra exact thin-walled beam conception of field girder, and, as an extension of the thin-walled beam idea, constructed a idea of bending and torsion of the truss bridge. Many useful examples were analyzed, and from those effects, conclusions necessary to layout perform were deducted.

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