By George C. Lee,Ernest Sternberg
Whether you're a pupil contemplating a occupation in civil engineering and transportation making plans, a public reputable drawn to the way forward for infrastructure, or anyone who easily cares approximately bridges, this ebook bargains an available and illustrated advent to the main loved function of our outfitted atmosphere. find out about engineering fundamentals: the forces that bridges needs to face up to to stick aloft and the foundations during which engineers come to a decision which varieties of bridges make feel at which internet sites. learn how engineers safeguard bridges from their maximum threats—the earthquakes, floods, and different risks that could reason catastrophic damage.
Moving from engineering to making plans, find out how we elect even if a bridge is worthy construction within the first position, know about debatable gains of cost-benefit research, and concerning the transportation versions through which planners forecast bridge results on site visitors styles. examine a occasionally intractable challenge: why a undertaking frequently creeps alongside for a decade or extra to get from preliminary reports to the day the ribbon is lower, present process colossal expense escalations. additionally discover the environmental impression of bridges, and the that means of a “sustainable bridge,” and no matter if bridges may well once more be equipped, like historical Roman ones, to final one thousand years.
“Authoritative, entire, and enjoyable to learn, this ebook is for everybody drawn to bridges, from the lay reader to the techie who loves to see how issues paintings. It will also function a great better half to starting layout scholars in structure and engineering, and it's going to be at the shelf of civil engineers, architects, and contractors, too.” — Robert E. Paaswell, urban collage of latest York
“This paintings may help knowledgeable yet nonspecialist determination makers to understand the complexity of bridge layout, development, and upkeep in making judgements that impression bridges.” — Niraj Verma, Virginia Commonwealth University
George C. Lee is SUNY unusual Professor of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering on the collage at Buffalo, nation college of latest York. His books contain Structural Damping: purposes in Seismic reaction Modification (coauthored with Zach Liang, Gary F. Dargush, and Jianwei Song).
Ernest Sternberg is Professor of city and nearby making plans on the collage at Buffalo, country college of recent York. he's the writer of Photonic know-how and business coverage: U.S. Responses to Technological Change, additionally released via SUNY Press, and The economic climate of Icons: How enterprise Manufactures Meaning.
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Bridges: Their Engineering and Planning by George C. Lee,Ernest Sternberg