About the Book
This Third Edition of this highly successful book is a complete reference on analysis, design and economics of concrete bridges. Meant essentially for DESIGN ENGINEERS, it is very useful to the Contractors, their Clients and Field Engineers, it presents a practical and systematic methodology to enable quick and accurate design decisions. A step-by-step approach has been adopted throughout the text reflecting the order in which a practicing professional might proceed for designing a concrete bridge.
The book contains more than 350 illustrations and photographs, and tables and charts, and covers in detail the topics such as:.....
The new edition has been considerably enhanced with additional chapters on:
- Structural analysis
- Stability of foundations
- Soil mechanics
- Foundation design
- Reinforced and Pre-stressed concrete design
- Estimating safe bearing capacity of soils for Open-foundations
- Caissons and piles
- Maintenance Management System for highway bridges
- Bridge distress reporting - A workman-like approach
About the AuthorDr. V. K. Raina,
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Professor Emeritus Bridges, previously SENIOR EXPERT and CONSULTANT to the UNITED NATIONS and the WORLD BANK in many countries for many years, also the TEAM LEADER of the UNITED NATIONS TEAM of EXPERTS in Saudi Arabia for the multi-billion Dollar extensive Roads-network Development and Maintenance program, Technical Advisor for the 40 Km long Bahrain - Qatar Sea-link Project and to the Government of Bahrain, Director Technical with ITNL of the IL&FS Group, is Principal Advisor to I.C.T. Consulting Engineers, Operations Advisor and Independent Consultant in the fields of Design, Construction & Rehabilitation of Bridges, Contract Management and Construction Management.Dr. Raina Is a hard-core professional practitioner, and specializes in the in-house Capacity Development and Institutional Strengthening of senior engineers in various host-country Ministries. He has trained many a host-country senior engineers in the above fields of civil engineering through the aegis of the UNITED NATIONS and the WORLD BANK.