Movable Bridge Design

Author(s): Charles Birnstiel, William Bowden and George Foerster
ISBN: 9780727758040
Publication Date: 16 June 2015
Stock level: In stock

£118.00

Format:Hardback
Publication status: Published
Publisher:ICE Publishing
Page size:246x189mm
Number of pages:424
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Movable Bridge Design provides a fascinating and comprehensive guide of both past and current approaches to the design of a wide range of movable bridges.Against the background of worldwide development, the author provides the necessary information…



Subjects: Buildings and StructuresBridges
Product code: 9780727758040

Movable Bridge Design provides a fascinating and comprehensive guide of both past and current approaches to the design of a wide range of movable bridges.

Against the background of worldwide development, the author provides the necessary information on the mechanical systems that drive movable bridges.

A wide range of structures are explored in an accessible format to be used at a practical level.

Key topics of focus are:

• Design specifications and standards
• Machinery required to operate and stabilise movable spans
• Traditional and non-traditional superstructure forms
• Materials of construction
• Material strength and failure
• Examples of hydraulic, electrical and mechanical systems

Movable Bridge Design considers both city and rural movable bridges by providing worldwide examples, as well as discussing the various forms of motive power.

An essential purchase to inform and guide engineers, engineering consultants, and administrators of governmental agencies, as well as students from these disciplines.