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xii, 328 pages : illustrations (some color) ; [ca. 23-29] cm
  • Cable-supported bridges Management strategies for suspension bridge main cables K. Mahmoud, W. Hindshaw & R. McCulloch Main cable dehumidification-flow testing and other innovations M.L. Bloomstine & J.F. Melen The dehumidification of the main cables of the Delaware Memorial Bridge S. Elnahal, S. Scindia, B. Colford & S. Beabes M48 Severn Bridge-managing the main cables since 2005 C.P.E. Cocksedge, B. Urbans, S.A. Baron, M. Maynard & A.P. Burt Superstructure replacement works for the Macdonald Suspension Bridge, Canada D. Radojevic & K.F. Kirkwood Fabricating orthotropic deck panels for the Macdonald Bridge, Halifax, Canada S. Ross Design and construction of the New Champlain Bridge, Montreal, Canada M. Nader, Z. McGain, S. Demirdjian, J. Rogerson & G. Mailhot Bridge construction Design-Build replacement of the I-278 Kosciuszko Bridge Phase 1-approaches and connectors P. D'Ambrosio, G. Decorges, C. Lauzon & B. Sivakumar "A new Belt for Brooklyn"-the five mile Belt Parkway reconstruction project D. Hom, W. Ferdinandsen & P. Dombrowski Accelerated bridge construction project and research databases D. Garber & M. Ralls Analysis and design of the South Road double composite steel tub girder bridge M. Loureiro, M. Ingram & M. Loizias Repairs to 13 movable bridges in New York City after Hurricane Sandy E. Kelly & B. Gusani Bridge analysis & design Fatigue damage assessment of stay cables for the light rail transit bridges J. Jiang & R. Coughlin The design and construction of Kemaliye Bridge, Turkey S. Caculi & E. Namli Design of a short span suspension footbridge: Detailing for success in rural Kenya J. Smith, M. Bowser & K. Severns Innovative cable system designs T. Klein Bending stresses in parallel wire cables of suspension bridges A. Gjelsvik & B. Yanev Structural health monitoring of bridges Structural health monitoring of a historical suspension bridge G.W. William, S.N. Shoukry & M.Y. Riad Protection of existing structures using health monitoring A. Ramakrishna & R. Mankbadi Data-to-decision framework for monitoring railroad bridges S. Alampalli, S. Alampalli, M. Ettouney & J.P. Lynch Modeling of bridges A numerical model of lateral response of a drilled shaft adjacent to a caisson foundation L. Wei, D. Ha & S. Patel Widening an existing multi-cell box structure with shallow depth steel girders L. Rolwes 3D structural modeling of stringer-bent connections on Gowanus Expressway Viaduct, New York X. Wei, A. DeVito & W.S. Najjar Bridge history & aesthetics Modern art and New York City bridges S. Rothwell The Hell Gate Arch Bridge in New York City K. Gandhi The failure and reconstruction of the Quebec Bridge K. Gandhi.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351338028 20171218
Maintaining bridges in good condition has extended service life and proven to be more cost effective than allowing degradation to advance, necessitating costlier bridge rehabilitation or replacement projects. Preventive maintenance is therefore an important tool to retard deterioration and sustain the safe operation of bridges. This includes a continuous effort of periodic inspections, condition evaluations and prioritizing repairs accordingly. The above measures define the framework for asset management of bridges. On August 21-22, 2017, bridge engineering experts from around the world convened at the 9th New York City Bridge Conference to discuss issues of construction, design, inspection, monitoring, preservation and rehabilitation of bridge structures. This volume documents their contributions to the safe operation of bridge assets.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351338028 20171218
Book
vii, 165 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 47 cm
This visual history of the world 's landmark bridges is thoroughly revised and updated since its initial publication with all-new photographs and features cutting edge work by today's international superstars of architecture and engineering. Spanning two-thousand years of technological and aesthetic triumphs, Bridges stands as the most thorough, authoritative, and gorgeous book on the subject, as dramatic in presentation as the structures it celebrates. Breathtaking photographs capture the bridges' details as well as their monumental scale; architectural drawings and plans invite you behind the scenes as new bridges take shape; and lively commentary on each explores its importance and historic context. Throughout, informative profiles, features, and statistics make Bridges an invaluable reference as well as a visual feast. Technological advances, structural daring, and artistic vision have propelled the evolution of bridge design around the world. The last thirty years has seen the construction of masterpieces such as the Zakim Bridge that forever changed the city of Boston; Gateshead Millennium Bridge in England, a pedestrian tilt bridge that closes like an eye when it is raised; the Millau Viaduct in Tran Valley, France, which is the tallest cable-stay bridge in world; and the 102-mile Danyand-Kunshan Grand Bridge in China, the longest in the world. This revised edition features new profiles on these amazing spans, as well as beloved landmarks, such as the Golden Gate and the Brooklyn Bridge.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780316507943 20180611
Green Library
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256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 x 31 cm
Building bridges across rivers, canyons, straits and sea represents one of man's greatest endeavours. It has stretched human ingenuity, engineering and material technology to their utmost limits. Their creation has been driven by man's desire, from the earliest times, to make lines of communication possible by foot, horse or engine. Bridges have altered history by joining communities together, extending trade and transporting water to villages and cities. Some are of breathtaking beauty and it is little wonder that they rank among the world's most admired structures. As Marcus Binney writes, `Each one is remarkable in its own way, each a response to a challenge and perhaps the realization of a dream.' This book looks at more than two hundred bridges spanning the world and the centuries. Here you will find, amongst others, an Inca suspension bridge made from grass ropes; the mile-long Roman aqueduct at Caesarea; the bridges of Venice; France's famous Millau Viaduct; the doubledecker, transporter, lift and stilt bridges produced by German precision engineering; Spain's Acueducto del Aguila (glowing in a bright livery of yellow and terracotta red); the awe-inspiring cantilever bridges built by railway engineers across major rivers in North America and India, and the world's longest suspension bridge at Kobe in Japan.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781910258170 20171218
Green Library
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pages ; cm
  • CONTENTS Dedication Preface Acknowledgements Chapter One: History and Development of Steel Railway Bridges Chapter Two: Steel for Modern Railway Bridges Chapter Three: Planning and Preliminary Design of Modern Steel Railway Bridges Chapter Four: Loads and Forces on Steel Railway Bridges Chapter Five: Structural Analysis and Design of Steel Railway Bridges Chapter Six: Design of Axial Force Steel Members Chapter Seven: Design of Flexural Steel Members Chapter Eight: Design of Steel Members for Combined Forces Chapter Nine: Design of Connections for Steel Members Chapter Ten: Construction of Steel Railway Bridges: Superstructure Fabrication Chapter Eleven: Construction of Steel Railway Bridges: Superstructure Erection Appendices Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498734103 20171218
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. Modern steel material properties and the loads applied to steel railway bridge superstructures are followed by methods of structural analysis used for modern steel railway bridge design. It also presents the design of axial force members used in truss construction, flexural members used for beam and girder bridges, and the connections used in all bridges are outlined, as well as bridge loads and moving load analysis. It also includes information concerning the fabrication and erection of steel railway superstructures.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498734103 20171218
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351647106 20171218
Book
[203]-393 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (vii, 547 pages) : illustrations (some color) Digital: text file. PDF.
This collection contains 45 peer-reviewed papers on bridges and transportation structures presented at the Structures Congress 2017. Topics include: bridge decks and piers, high speed rail structures, performance and reliability evaluation, and seismic responses and retrofit.
Book
vii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Transportation in the Bay Area before the Bay Bridge
  • How the Bay Bridge was planned in the 1920s
  • How the Bay Bridge was finally approved : the Hoover-Young Commission
  • The context of great bridges from the 1920s and 1930s
  • How the Bay Bridge was designed, 1931 to 1933
  • How the Bay Bridge was built in the 1930s
  • What happened to the Bay Bridge between 1936 and the Loma Prieta earthquake
  • A repair effort becomes a megaproject; the decision to replace the east span of the Bay Bridge
  • Context of big bridges, part 2
  • Designing a megaproject in public
  • Everything that can go wrong.
A Tale of Two Bridges is a history of two versions of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge: the original bridge built in 1936 and a replacement for the eastern half of the bridge finished in 2013. The 1936 bridge revolutionized transportation in the Bay Area and profoundly influenced settlement patterns in the region. It was also a remarkable feat of engineering. In the 1950s the American Society of Civil Engineers adopted a list of the "Seven Engineering Wonders" of the United States. The 1936 structure was the only bridge on the list, besting even the more famous Golden Gate Bridge. One of its greatest achievements was that it was built on time (in less than three years) and came in under budget. Mikesell explores in fascinating detail how the bridge was designed by a collection of the best-known engineers in the country as well as the heroic story of its construction by largely unskilled laborers from California, joined by highly skilled steel workers. By contrast, the East Span replacement, which was planned between 1989 and 1998, and built between 1998 and 2013, fell victim to cost overruns in the billions of dollars, was a decade behind schedule, and suffered from structural problems that has made it a perpetual maintenance nightmare. This is narrative history in its purest form. Mikesell excels at explaining highly technical engineering issues in language that can be understood and appreciated by general readers. Here is the story of two very important bridges, which provides a fair but uncompromising analysis of why one bridge succeeded and the other did not.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781943859269 20171030
Green Library
Book
1 online resource.
  • Modeling and Analysis.- Construction and Erection Techniques.- Design for Extreme Events.- Condition Assessment and Structural Health Monitoring.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319197845 20160619
The book includes peer-reviewed contributions selected from presentations given at the Istanbul Bridge Conference 2014, held from August 11 - 13 in Istanbul, Turkey. It reports on the current challenges in bridge engineering faced by professionals around the globe, giving a special emphasis to recently developed techniques, innovations and opportunities. The book covers key topics in the field, including modeling and analysis methods; construction and erection techniques; design for extreme events and condition assessment and structural health monitoring. There is a balanced presentation of theory, research and practice. This book, which provides the readers with a comprehensive and timely reference guide on current practices in bridge engineering, is intended for professionals, academic researchers and students alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319197845 20160619
Book
1 online resource (65 pages) : illustrations, charts.
Documents practices associated with field welded repairs on existing steel bridges used by bridge owners. The information presented includes the extent to which field welding is performed on existing bridges, common types of field welded repairs and retrofits, specifications, and quality control practices.
Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Suspension Bridges: An Overview-- BOJIDAR YANEV Design and Construction of Suspension Bridges-- KATSUYA OGIHARA Inspection of Suspension Bridges-- JUSTINE LORENTZSON, YIMIN CHEN, LLOYD HANSEN, PETER MCDONAGH, JAROSLAW MYSZCZYNSKI, AND DORA PASKOVA Evaluation of Suspension Bridge Main Cables-- BARRY COLFORD Corrosion of Main Cables in Suspension Bridges-- WILLIAM J. MOREAU Suspension Bridge Cable and Suspender Rope Maintenance-- DANIEL G. FAUST, MARK BULMER, BEVERLEY URBANS, AND DAVID WILKINSON Maintenance of Suspension Bridges: Cable Dehumidification-- KATSUYA OGIHARA Maintenance of Cable Band Bolts in Suspension Bridges-- WILLIAM J. MOREAU Maintaining Anchorage Enhancements-- RUSSELL HOLCOMB Maintenance of Suspension Bridge Anchorages-- STEWART SLOAN, DANNY K. COBOURNE, MORYS GUZMAN, AND JUDSON WIBLE Rehabilitation of Suspension Bridges - Supplemental Cables-- DAVID LIST AND CHARLES COCKSEDGE Suspension Bridge Security Risk Management-- SREENIVAS ALAMPALLI AND MOHAMMED M. ETTOUNEY.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466596870 20171218
Guidance on Protecting and Extending the Life of Suspension Bridges Suspension bridges are graceful, aesthetic, and iconic structures. Due to their attractiveness and visibility, they are well-known symbols of major cities and countries in the world. They are also an essential form of transportation infrastructure built across large bodies of water. Despite being expensive to build, they are economical structures for the lengths they span. They have evolved significantly from the basic concept dating back to 200 BC China through the first design for a bridge resembling a modern suspension bridge, attributed to Fausto Veranzio in 1595, to present-day span lengths close to two kilometers. Many of these bridges carry significant traffic and their upkeep is very important to maintain transportation mobility. They offer grace and functionality, yet are extremely complex to construct and maintain. Bridge owners spend a considerable amount of time and resources to ensure uninterrupted service, safety, and security for users. Inspection, evaluation, maintenance, and rehabilitation have evolved significantly. Modern materials and innovative design and construction practices have been integrated into these bridges to maintain durability and extended service life. Captures the Experience of More Than 20 Suspension Bridge Operators Inspection, Evaluation and Maintenance of Suspension Bridges is written by the bridge owners and practitioners who strive to cost-effectively manage these bridges. It is invaluable to everyone interested not only in suspension bridges but in the upkeep of any bridges-students, designers, maintenance personnel, contractors, and owners. Describes the evolution and trends in the operation and maintenance of cable supported bridgesContains the latest methods for evaluating cable supported bridge capacities and durabilityPresents suspension bridge security risk management aspects and Bayesian network-based methodology for risk evaluation This volume discusses state-of-the-art practice in suspension bridge inspection, evaluation, and rehabilitation methods used worldwide, described by the personnel directly involved with managing them. Its companion volume presents detailed case studies of specific bridges to give a comprehensive picture of how suspension bridges are maintained around the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466596870 20171218
Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Manhattan BridgeBojidar Yanev and Brian GillAkashi Kaikyo BridgeKatsuya OgiharaTsing Ma BridgeJames D. GibsonStorebaelt East Suspension BridgeKim Agerso Nielsen, Leif Vincentsen, and Finn BormlundForth Road BridgeBarry ColfordBronx-Whitestone BridgeJustine Lorentzson, Dora Paskova, Mary Hedge, Jeremy (Zhichao) Zhang, And Mohammad QasimGeorge Washington BridgeStewart Sloan and Judson WibleAngus L. Macdonald BridgeAhsan Chowdhury, Anna Chatzifoti, and Jon EppellMid-Hudson BridgeWilliam J. MoreauShantou Bay Suspension BridgeGongyi XuKingston-Port Ewen BridgeSreenivas Alampalli.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466596894 20171218
  • Suspension Bridges: An Overview-- BOJIDAR YANEV Design and Construction of Suspension Bridges-- KATSUYA OGIHARA Inspection of Suspension Bridges-- JUSTINE LORENTZSON, YIMIN CHEN, LLOYD HANSEN, PETER MCDONAGH, JAROSLAW MYSZCZYNSKI, AND DORA PASKOVA Evaluation of Suspension Bridge Main Cables-- BARRY COLFORD Corrosion of Main Cables in Suspension Bridges-- WILLIAM J. MOREAU Suspension Bridge Cable and Suspender Rope Maintenance-- DANIEL G. FAUST, MARK BULMER, BEVERLEY URBANS, AND DAVID WILKINSON Maintenance of Suspension Bridges: Cable Dehumidification-- KATSUYA OGIHARA Maintenance of Cable Band Bolts in Suspension Bridges-- WILLIAM J. MOREAU Maintaining Anchorage Enhancements-- RUSSELL HOLCOMB Maintenance of Suspension Bridge Anchorages-- STEWART SLOAN, DANNY K. COBOURNE, MORYS GUZMAN, AND JUDSON WIBLE Rehabilitation of Suspension Bridges - Supplemental Cables-- DAVID LIST AND CHARLES COCKSEDGE Suspension Bridge Security Risk Management-- SREENIVAS ALAMPALLI AND MOHAMMED M. ETTOUNEY.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466596863 20171218
An Insiders' Guide to Inspecting, Maintaining, and Operating Bridges Suspension bridges are graceful, aesthetic, and iconic structures. Due to their attractiveness and visibility, they are well-known symbols of major cities and countries in the world. They are also essential form of transportation infrastructure built across large bodies of water. Despite being expensive to build, they are economical structures for the lengths they span. They have evolved significantly from the basic concept dating back to 200 BC China through the first design for a bridge resembling a modern suspension bridge, attributed to Fausto Veranzio in 1595, to present day span lengths close to two kilometers. Offers Insight from Bridge Owners across the Globe Many of these bridges carry significant traffic, and their upkeep is very important to maintain transportation mobility. They offer grace and functionality, yet are extremely complex to construct and maintain. Bridge owners spend considerable amount of time and resources to ensure uninterrupted service, safety, and security for users. Inspection, evaluation, maintenance, and rehabilitation have evolved significantly. Modern materials and innovative design and construction practices have been integrated into these bridges to maintain durability and extended service life. Inspection, Evaluation and Maintenance of Suspension Bridges Case Studies gives detailed case studies of the Manhattan, Akashi Kaikyo, Tsing Ma, Storebaelt East, Forth Road, Bronx-Whitestone, George Washington, Angus L. Macdonald, Mid-Hudson, Shantou Bay, and Kingston-Port Ewen Bridges. It is written by the owners and practitioners who strive to cost-effectively manage them, and applies all the inspection, evaluation, and rehabilitation methods discussed in the companion volume to give a comprehensive picture of how suspension bridges are managed. It is invaluable to everyone interested not only in suspension bridges but also in the upkeep of any bridges - students, designers, maintenance personnel, contractors, and owners.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466596894 20171218
Guidance on Protecting and Extending the Life of Suspension Bridges Suspension bridges are graceful, aesthetic, and iconic structures. Due to their attractiveness and visibility, they are well-known symbols of major cities and countries in the world. They are also an essential form of transportation infrastructure built across large bodies of water. Despite being expensive to build, they are economical structures for the lengths they span. They have evolved significantly from the basic concept dating back to 200 BC China through the first design for a bridge resembling a modern suspension bridge, attributed to Fausto Veranzio in 1595, to present-day span lengths close to two kilometers. Many of these bridges carry significant traffic and their upkeep is very important to maintain transportation mobility. They offer grace and functionality, yet are extremely complex to construct and maintain. Bridge owners spend a considerable amount of time and resources to ensure uninterrupted service, safety, and security for users. Inspection, evaluation, maintenance, and rehabilitation have evolved significantly. Modern materials and innovative design and construction practices have been integrated into these bridges to maintain durability and extended service life. Captures the Experience of More Than 20 Suspension Bridge Operators Inspection, Evaluation and Maintenance of Suspension Bridges is written by the bridge owners and practitioners who strive to cost-effectively manage these bridges. It is invaluable to everyone interested not only in suspension bridges but in the upkeep of any bridges-students, designers, maintenance personnel, contractors, and owners. * Describes the evolution and trends in the operation and maintenance of cable supported bridges * Contains the latest methods for evaluating cable supported bridge capacities and durability * Presents suspension bridge security risk management aspects and Bayesian network-based methodology for risk evaluation This volume discusses state-of-the-art practice in suspension bridge inspection, evaluation, and rehabilitation methods used worldwide, described by the personnel directly involved with managing them. Its companion volume presents detailed case studies of specific bridges to give a comprehensive picture of how suspension bridges are maintained around the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466596863 20171218
Book
1 online resource (xxxvi, 616 pages) : illustrations
  • T.Y. Lin lecture
  • Keynote lectures
  • Mini-symposia
  • Special sessions
  • General sessions.
Maintenance, Monitoring, Safety, Risk and Resilience of Bridges and Bridge Networks contains the lectures and papers presented at the Eighth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2016), held in Foz do Iguacu, Parana, Brazil, 26-30 June, 2016. This volume consists of a book of extended abstracts and a DVD containing the full papers of 369 contributions presented at IABMAS 2016, including the T.Y. Lin Lecture, eight Keynote Lectures, and 360 technical papers from 38 countries. The contributions deal with the state-of-the-art as well as emerging concepts and innovative applications related to all main aspects of bridge maintenance, safety, management, resilience and sustainability. Major topics covered include: advanced materials, ageing of bridges, assessment and evaluation, bridge codes, bridge diagnostics, bridge management systems, composites, damage identification, design for durability, deterioration modeling, earthquake and accidental loadings, emerging technologies, fatigue, field testing, financial planning, health monitoring, high performance materials, inspection, life-cycle performance and cost, load models, maintenance strategies, non-destructive testing, optimization strategies, prediction of future traffic demands, rehabilitation, reliability and risk management, repair, replacement, residual service life, resilience, robustness, safety and serviceability, service life prediction, strengthening, structural integrity, and sustainability. This volume provides both an up-to-date overview of the field of bridge engineering as well as significant contributions to the process of making more rational decisions concerning bridge maintenance, safety, serviceability, resilience, sustainability, monitoring, risk-based management, and life-cycle performance using traditional and emerging technologies for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society. It will serve as a valuable reference to all involved with bridge structure and infrastructure systems, including students, researchers and engineers from all areas of bridge engineering.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138028517 20171218
Book
xii, 196 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
  • 1. Mind over Matter, 2. Field Guide to Megaproject Interpretation, Part I: Time in Suspension, 3. Past as Prologue, 4. Engineering between the Fault Lines, Part II: A Race Against Time, 5. Shockwaves by Design, 6. Ground Motions when Pedalling for a Pathway and Train Tracks, Part III: Hurry Up and Wait...and Wait, 7. Freefalling to Vertigo, 8. Back to the Future: the 'Big One' of Skyrocketing Costs, 9. Aftershock: Hubris and Shadowboxing with Nature.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415736589 20160619
On 17 October 1989 one the largest earthquakes to occur in California since the San Francisco earthquake of April 1906 struck Northern California. Damage was extensive, none more so than the partial collapse of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge's eastern span, a vital link used by hundreds of thousands of Californians every day. The bridge was closed for a month for repairs and then reopened to traffic. But what ensued over the next 25 years is the extraordinary story that Karen Trapenberg Frick tells here. It is a cautionary tale to which any governing authority embarking on a megaproject should pay heed. She describes the process by which the bridge was eventually replaced as an exercise in shadowboxing which pitted the combined talents and shortcomings, partnerships and jealousies, ingenuity and obtuseness, generosity and parsimony of the State's and the region's leading elected officials, engineers, architects and other members of the governing elites against a collectively imagined future catastrophe of unknown proportions. In so doing she highlights three key questions: If safety was the reason to replace the bridge, why did it take almost 25 years to do so? How did an original estimate of $250 million in 1995 soar to $6.5 billion by 2014? And why was such a complex design chosen? Her final chapter - part epilogue, part reflection - provides recommendations to improve megaproject delivery and design.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415736589 20160619
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
xxi, 185 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 21 x 29 cm
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (201 pages)
  • Fred Divita: Field engineer
  • John Noren: Elevator man
  • Glenn McIntyre: Ironworker
  • John Urban: Cable spinner
  • Fred Brusati: Electrician
  • Martin Adams: Laborer
  • Evan C. Slim Lambert: Survivor
  • Al Zampa: Legend
  • Mary Zita Felciano and Patricia Deweese: Nurses
  • Walter Vestnys and Joyce "Big J" Harris: Maintenance ironworkers
  • Epilogue.
Silver Award Winner, 2016 Nautilus Book Award in Young Adult (YA) Non-Fiction Moving beyond the familiar accounts of politics and the achievements of celebrity engineers and designers, Building the Golden Gate Bridge is the first book to primarily feature the voices of the workers themselves. This is the story of survivors who vividly recall the hardships, hazards, and victories of constructing the landmark span during the Great Depression. Labor historian Harvey Schwartz has compiled oral histories of nine workers who helped build the celebrated bridge. Their powerful recollections chronicle the technical details of construction, the grueling physical conditions they endured, the small pleasures they enjoyed, and the gruesome accidents some workers suffered. The result is an evocation of working-class life and culture in a bygone era. Most of the bridge builders were men of European descent, many of them the sons of immigrants. Schwartz also interviewed women: two nurses who cared for the injured and tolerated their antics, the wife of one 1930s builder, and an African American ironworker who toiled on the bridge in later years. These powerful stories are accompanied by stunning photographs of the bridge under construction. An homage to both the American worker and the quintessential San Francisco landmark, Building the Golden Gate Bridge expands our understanding of Depression-era labor and California history and makes a unique contribution to the literature of this iconic span.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780295995069 20180611
Book
187 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Fred Divita: Field engineer
  • John Noren: Elevator man
  • Glenn McIntyre: Ironworker
  • John Urban: Cable spinner
  • Fred Brusati: Electrician
  • Martin Adams: Laborer
  • Evan C. Slim Lambert: Survivor
  • Al Zampa: Legend
  • Mary Zita Felciano and Patricia Deweese: Nurses
  • Walter Vestnys and Joyce "Big J" Harris: Maintenance ironworkers
  • Epilogue.
Silver Award Winner, 2016 Nautilus Book Award in Young Adult (YA) Non-Fiction Moving beyond the familiar accounts of politics and the achievements of celebrity engineers and designers, Building the Golden Gate Bridge is the first book to primarily feature the voices of the workers themselves. This is the story of survivors who vividly recall the hardships, hazards, and victories of constructing the landmark span during the Great Depression. Labor historian Harvey Schwartz has compiled oral histories of nine workers who helped build the celebrated bridge. Their powerful recollections chronicle the technical details of construction, the grueling physical conditions they endured, the small pleasures they enjoyed, and the gruesome accidents some workers suffered. The result is an evocation of working-class life and culture in a bygone era. Most of the bridge builders were men of European descent, many of them the sons of immigrants. Schwartz also interviewed women: two nurses who cared for the injured and tolerated their antics, the wife of one 1930s builder, and an African American ironworker who toiled on the bridge in later years. These powerful stories are accompanied by stunning photographs of the bridge under construction. An homage to both the American worker and the quintessential San Francisco landmark, Building the Golden Gate Bridge expands our understanding of Depression-era labor and California history and makes a unique contribution to the literature of this iconic span.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780295995069 20180611
Green Library
Book
1 online resource.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Nonlinear material behavior of the bridge components 3. Applied loads and stability of steel and steel-concrete composite bridges 4. Design of steel and steel-concrete composite bridge components 5. Finite element analysis of steel and steel-concrete composite bridges 6. Examples for finite element models of steel bridges 7. Examples for finite element models of steel-concrete composite bridges.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780124172470 20180611
In recent years, bridge engineers and researchers are increasingly turning to the finite element method for the design of Steel and Steel-Concrete Composite Bridges. However, the complexity of the method has made the transition slow. Based on twenty years of experience, Finite Element Analysis and Design of Steel and Steel-Concrete Composite Bridges provides structural engineers and researchers with detailed modeling techniques for creating robust design models. The book's seven chapters begin with an overview of the various forms of modern steel and steel-concrete composite bridges as well as current design codes. This is followed by self-contained chapters concerning: nonlinear material behavior of the bridge components, applied loads and stability of steel and steel-concrete composite bridges, and design of steel and steel-concrete composite bridge components.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780124172470 20180611
Book
1 online resource.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Nonlinear material behavior of the bridge components 3. Applied loads and stability of steel and steel-concrete composite bridges 4. Design of steel and steel-concrete composite bridge components 5. Finite element analysis of steel and steel-concrete composite bridges 6. Examples for finite element models of steel bridges 7. Examples for finite element models of steel-concrete composite bridges.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780124172470 20180611
In recent years, bridge engineers and researchers are increasingly turning to the finite element method for the design of Steel and Steel-Concrete Composite Bridges. However, the complexity of the method has made the transition slow. Based on twenty years of experience, Finite Element Analysis and Design of Steel and Steel-Concrete Composite Bridges provides structural engineers and researchers with detailed modeling techniques for creating robust design models. The book's seven chapters begin with an overview of the various forms of modern steel and steel-concrete composite bridges as well as current design codes. This is followed by self-contained chapters concerning: nonlinear material behavior of the bridge components, applied loads and stability of steel and steel-concrete composite bridges, and design of steel and steel-concrete composite bridge components.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780124172470 20180611
Book
1 online resource (xiii, 365 pages) : illustrations, figures, tables ; 25 cm
  • 1.History of Floods and Mitigation Issues2.Literature Review of Countermeasures, Procedures, and Methodology3.Geometry and Obstruction to Flow4.Selection of Scour Critical Bridges, Hydrology and Causes of Scour5.Soil Conditions at Rivers6.Hydraulics at Bridges and AASHTO Code Provisions7.Theories of Erosion and Estimated Scour Depth8.Scour Protection of New Structures and Rehabilitation of Existing Structures9.Design Issues for Bridge and Highway Structure Foundation in Rivers10.Environmental Requirements and Permit Approval11.Selection and Design of Scour Countermeasures12.Short Term and Long Term Post Flood Disaster Management.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071825078 20160619
Proven methods for preventing and mitigating bridge and highway flood scour Offering detailed guidelines on bridge scour countermeasures, this comprehensive resource provides a proactive strategy for the design and construction of bridges to prevent scour, as well as a reactive plan for post-flood disaster management. Topics discussed include erosion, causes of scour, AASHTO design codes, hydrology, hydraulics, scour analysis, inspection methods, and modern materials technology. Real-world case studies illustrate the concepts presented. The authoritative information in this practical guide will help you to develop more efficient and cost-effective design processes and bridge management systems for river bridges subjected to floods. Flood Scour for Bridges and Highways covers: Floods, scour problems, and mitigation River instability caused by flow obstructions Past failures and bridges vulnerable to failure Geotechnical and hydraulic issues at scour-critical rivers and bridges Hydrology, floods, and scour-critical bridges Estimating scour depths and selecting applicable countermeasures Inspections, ratings, and monitoring countermeasures FHWA, HEC-18, and HEC-23 scour countermeasures as remediation Innovative methods of flood control and disaster management.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071825078 20160619
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xiv, 601 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
The certification of the structural integrity of buildings, bridges, and mechanical components is one of the main goals of engineers. For civil engineers especially, understanding the tools available for infrastructure analysis is an essential part of designing, constructing, and maintaining safe and reliable structures. Fracture and Damage Mechanics for Structural Engineering of Frames: State-of-the-Art Industrial Applications outlines the latest computational tools, models, and methodologies surrounding the analysis of wall and frame load support and resilience. Emphasizing best practices in computational simulation for civil engineering applications, this reference work is invaluable to postgraduate students, academicians, and engineers in the field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466663794 20160618
Engineering Library (Terman)