Bridge Engineering, Second edition

by: S Ponnuswamy


Abstract: This book covers the entire gamut of bridge engineer in-investigation, design, construction and maintenance of bridges. The coverage is not dealt with isolation, but discussed in relation to basic approaches to design of bridges, supported by numerous case studies. Further, the book includes design details of superstructures and foundations. Bridge Engineering has been thoroughly revised to reflect the changes in technology that have occurred in the past. It includes new chapters on grade separators and river training works, with special reference to revised design standards. The book has been specifically designed to suit the requirements of design and practising engineers as well as students in India. Written by an engineer and planner who has vast experience in bridge engineering, this single-source reference includes: • Investigation for major and important bridges • Design and construction aspects of both road and railway bridges • Inspection and maintenance of bridges and superstructures • Rebuilding of bridges • Construction management • And much more
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Title: Bridge Engineering, Second edition

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2008 McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited

ISBN: 9780070656956

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S Ponnuswamy received his BE in Civil Engineering from Madras University, his MS in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and PhD in Civil Engineering from Anna University, Chennai. Dr. Ponnuswamy is currently a Consultant in Civil Engineering and Transportation. He has retired as Additional General Manager of Southern Railway after serving in different capacities with the Indian Railways for 34 years. He was also with Public Works and Irrigation Departments for 3 years and subsequently, been a Guest Faculty in the Civil Engineering Department of Indian Institute of Technology Madras. His service period includes seven years on the Nigerian Railways and three years with RITES consultancy organization. During his service he was associated with various construction, maintenance and investigation projects for road and rail including bridges. In the last 20 years, since retirement from Railways, he has worked on a number of consultancy assignments on major bridge, railway and road projects as well as urban Transport Planning and System studies individually or as a leading member of RITES or SOWiL Consultants. He has also given a number of guest lectures on special aspects of bridge engineering in some leading Engineering Colleges in the south. He is Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India), Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers, London and American Society of Civil Engineers. He has done the documentation for three bridges built by Railways on River Brahmputra for the General Manager (Construction), Northeast Frontier Railway. He is also the author of a number of technical papers published in various journals.

Description: This book covers the entire gamut of bridge engineer in-investigation, design, construction and maintenance of bridges. The coverage is not dealt with isolation, but discussed in relation to basic approaches to design of bridges, supported by numerous case studies. Further, the book includes design details of superstructures and foundations. Bridge Engineering has been thoroughly revised to reflect the changes in technology that have occurred in the past. It includes new chapters on grade separators and river training works, with special reference to revised design standards. The book has been specifically designed to suit the requirements of design and practising engineers as well as students in India. Written by an engineer and planner who has vast experience in bridge engineering, this single-source reference includes: • Investigation for major and important bridges • Design and construction aspects of both road and railway bridges • Inspection and maintenance of bridges and superstructures • Rebuilding of bridges • Construction management • And much more