Design and Construction of Modern Steel Railway Bridges Second Edition

Author: John F. Unsworth
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351647105
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This new edition encompasses current design methods used for steel railway bridges in both SI and Imperial (US Customary) units. It discusses the planning of railway bridges and the appropriate types of bridges based on planning considerations.

Design of Modern Steel Railway Bridges

Author: John F. Unsworth
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420082183
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Perhaps the first book on this topic in more than 50 years, Design of Modern Steel Railway Bridges focuses not only on new steel superstructures but also outlines principles and methods that are useful for the maintenance and rehabilitation of existing steel railway bridges. It complements the recommended practices of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-way Association (AREMA), in particular Chapter 15-Steel Structures in AREMA’s Manual for Railway Engineering (MRE). The book has been carefully designed to remain valid through many editions of the MRE. After covering the basics, the author examines the methods for analysis and design of modern steel railway bridges. He details the history of steel railway bridges in the development of transportation systems, discusses modern materials, and presents an extensive treatment of railway bridge loads and moving load analysis. He then outlines the design of steel structural members and connections in accordance with AREMA recommended practice, demonstrating the concepts with worked examples. Topics include: A history of iron and steel railway bridges Engineering properties of structural steel typically used in modern steel railway bridge design and fabrication Planning and preliminary design Loads and forces on railway superstructures Criteria for the maximum effects from moving loads and their use in developing design live loads Design of axial and flexural members Combinations of forces on steel railway superstructures Copiously illustrated with more than 300 figures and charts, the book presents a clear picture of the importance of railway bridges in the national transportation system. A practical reference and learning tool, it provides a fundamental understanding of AREMA recommended practice that enables more effective design.

Using the Engineering Literature Second Edition

Author: Bonnie A. Osif
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439850038
Format: PDF
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With the encroachment of the Internet into nearly all aspects of work and life, it seems as though information is everywhere. However, there is information and then there is correct, appropriate, and timely information. While we might love being able to turn to Wikipedia® for encyclopedia-like information or search Google® for the thousands of links on a topic, engineers need the best information, information that is evaluated, up-to-date, and complete. Accurate, vetted information is necessary when building new skyscrapers or developing new prosthetics for returning military veterans While the award-winning first edition of Using the Engineering Literature used a roadmap analogy, we now need a three-dimensional analysis reflecting the complex and dynamic nature of research in the information age. Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition provides a guide to the wide range of resources available in all fields of engineering. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and features new sections on nanotechnology as well as green engineering. The information age has greatly impacted the way engineers find information. Engineers have an effect, directly and indirectly, on almost all aspects of our lives, and it is vital that they find the right information at the right time to create better products and processes. Comprehensive and up to date, with expert chapter authors, this book fills a gap in the literature, providing critical information in a user-friendly format.

Sustainable Railway Futures

Author: Becky P.Y. Loo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317047710
Format: PDF, ePub
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Revitalizing railways as a major sustainable transport mode in modern societies faces many issues and challenges. This in-depth overview places the importance of railways in the wider context of comprehensive sustainability, which encompasses sustainable development, social and economic equity and community livability. Some scholars have described the 21st century as a period of renaissance for railways and suggest this transport mode can fulfil people's desire for high mobility with low negative environmental, social, economic and financial impacts. In light of these new expectations for railways, in both passenger and freight transport worldwide, this book offers the latest research insights on the renewed interest about railway expansions and their wide-ranging environmental, socio-economic and even political implications.

Bauen mit Stahl

Author: Alexander Reichel
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783920034164
Format: PDF
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Anhand von Beispielprojekten sind gangige Regeldetails mit grossmassstablichen Detailzeichnungen vorgestellt und kommentiert. Grundlagen der Tragwerksplanung zeigen auf, wann welches Tragwerk sinnvoll ist und helfen bei Entwurf und Planung. Entsprechend sind Stahlverbindungen, die Einflusse von Material, Herstellung, Geometrie sowie geeignete Verbindungsmittel anhand der heute ublichen Konstruktionen ubersichtlich prasentiert. Gangie Tragwerke sind an Beispielen wie Wohnungs- Verwaltungs- oder Hallenbauten erlautert. Die im Stahlbau besonders relevanten Fragen zu Brandschutz und Bauphysik sind ebenso behandelt wie der Einsatz von Stahl als Material fur Fassadenbekleidungen. Handbuch fur das schnelle, zielgerichtete Nachlesen und Umsetzen. Eine praktische Anleitung zum Bauen mit Stahl."

Fatigue Life of Riveted Steel Bridges

Author: Björn Åkesson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203847768
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Many old riveted railway bridges are replaced too soon due to a general lack of knowledge about the expected life span. This indicates the need for more information on fatigue and brittle fracture of riveted bridges. This book unveils extensive research and literature results on riveted bridges' fatigue live and shows how to take fatigue properly into account when deciding about the future service life of a riveted railway bridge. It deals with the expected fatigue live, level of stress ranges by traffic, effect of temperature and ageing, loading histories, crack detection, loose rivets, other defects, repair and strengthening, providing proper instructions and more. Intended for structural, bridge and steel construction engineers.

Structural steel designer s handbook

Author: R. L. Brockenbrough
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071432184
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Mirroring the latest developments in materials, methods, codes, and standards in building and bridge design, this is a one-of-a-kind, definitive reference for engineers.

Structural Steel Designer s Handbook

Author: Roger Brockenbrough
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071666656
Format: PDF
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A Complete and Current Guide to Structural Steel Design Fully updated with the most recent design codes, standards, and specifications, Structural Steel Designer's Handbook, Fifth Edition, provides a convenient, single source of the latest information essential to the practical design of steel structures. This comprehensive volume begins by covering the properties of structural steel and the fundamentals of fabrication and erection. Modern structural design methods applicable to buildings and other structures, such as roof systems and various types of bridges, are presented. Details on the design of members--beams, columns, and tension components--and of bolted and welded connections are also covered. Featuring contributions from renowned engineering experts, this is an invaluable working tool for structural steel designers. Based on the latest design standards, codes, and specifications: ANSI/AISC 360-10--unified LRFD and ASD specification ANSI/AISI S100--unified specification for cold-formed members SEI/ASCE 7-10 wind, seismic, and live loads, consolidated into the International Code Council (ICC) International Building Code (IBC) AASHTO highway bridge design standards ASTM material standards AREMA railroad bridge design specifications Coverage Includes: Properties of structural steels and effects of steel-making and fabrication Fabrication and erection Connections Building codes, loads, and fire protection Criteria for building design Design of building members Floor and roof systems Lateral-force design Cold-formed steel design Highway bridge design criteria Railroad bridge design criteria Beam and girder bridges Truss bridges Arch bridges Cable-suspended bridges