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Manfred A. Hirt


This English translation of the successful French edition presents the conception and design of steel and steel-concrete composite bridges, from simple beam bridges to cable-supported structures. This book focuses primarily on road bridges, emphasizing the basis of their conception and the fundamentals that must be considered in order to assure structural safety and serviceability, as well as highlighting the necessary design checks. The principles are extended in later chapters to railway bridges as well as bridges for pedestrians and cyclists. For these structures, particular attention is paid to consideration of the dynamic performance. The assembly of the steel and the placing of the reinforced or pre-stressed concrete slab are explained while emphasizing their influence on the design of the structure.


  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Contents
  • Introduction to Bridges
  • Introduction
  • Bridge Description
  • History of Steel and Composite Bridges
  • Conceptual Design of Bridges
  • Basis for Conceptual Design
  • Structural Forms for Bridges
  • Construction Details
  • Fabrication and Erection of the Steel Structure
  • Slabs of Composite Bridges
  • Analysis and Design (Beam Bridges)
  • Basis of Design
  • Loads and Actions
  • Internal Moments and Forces in Beam Bridges
  • Steel beams
  • Composite Beams
  • Cross Bracing and Plan Bracing
  • Overall Stability
  • Other Types of Bridges
  • Railway bridges
  • Bridges for Pedestrians and Cyclists
  • Arch Bridges
  • Numerical Example
  • Example of a Composite Bridge
  • Index
  • Notation


Publisher: EPFL Press English Imprint

Author(s): Jean-Paul Lebet, Manfred A. Hirt

Published: 28 may 2013

Edition: 1st edition

Media: Book

Pages count Book: 572

Format (in mm) Book: 160 x 240

Weight (in grammes): 1350

Language(s): English

EAN13 Book: 9782940222629

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