By George C. Lee,Ernest Sternberg
Whether you're a scholar contemplating a profession in civil engineering and transportation making plans, a public legitimate drawn to the way forward for infrastructure, or someone who easily cares approximately bridges, this ebook deals an obtainable and illustrated creation to the main loved characteristic of our outfitted atmosphere. know about engineering fundamentals: the forces that bridges needs to withstand to stick aloft and the foundations during which engineers come to a decision which varieties of bridges make experience at which websites. learn the way engineers safeguard bridges from their maximum threats—the earthquakes, floods, and different dangers that could reason catastrophic damage.
Moving from engineering to making plans, learn the way we choose no matter if a bridge is worthy construction within the first position, know about arguable good points of cost-benefit research, and in regards to the transportation types during which planners forecast bridge results on site visitors styles. examine a occasionally intractable challenge: why a venture frequently creeps alongside for a decade or extra to get from preliminary experiences to the day the ribbon is lower, present process significant fee escalations. additionally discover the environmental impression of bridges, and the which means of a “sustainable bridge,” and no matter if bridges might once more be equipped, like historic Roman ones, to final one thousand years.
“Authoritative, finished, and enjoyable to learn, this booklet is for everybody attracted to bridges, from the lay reader to the techie who loves to see how issues paintings. It will also function a good significant other 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 trained yet nonspecialist selection makers to understand the complexity of bridge layout, building, and upkeep in making judgements that impression bridges.” — Niraj Verma, Virginia Commonwealth University
George C. Lee is SUNY special Professor of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering on the collage at Buffalo, country collage of latest York. His books comprise Structural Damping: functions in Seismic reaction Modification (coauthored with Zach Liang, Gary F. Dargush, and Jianwei Song).
Ernest Sternberg is Professor of city and neighborhood making plans on the collage at Buffalo, nation collage of recent York. he's the writer of Photonic expertise and business coverage: U.S. Responses to Technological Change, additionally released through SUNY Press, and The economic system of Icons: How company Manufactures Meaning.
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