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Conservation Of Bridges

Author : Graham Tilly
ISBN : 0419259104
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 83. 1 MB
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This practical handbook is a comprehensive guide to the conservation of older bridges, commissioned by the UK Highways Agency. It provides essential guidance and recommendations for bridge conservation, repair and maintenance strategies, and proposes a new approach to best practice for bridge conservation. Conservation of Bridges covers all types of highway, foot, railway, river and canal bridges built before 1960. It comprehensively deals with state-of-the-art methods of conservation, as well as structural form and behaviour, architecture, archaeology, legislation, and attitudes to conservation. With case studies from all over the world and full colour illustrative photographs throughout, the book demonstrates what has, and can continue to be achieved in the pursuit of excellence in this field. Conservation of Bridges is essential reading for all engineers, architects and other professional groups responsible for the ongoing maintenance of a diverse bridge heritage.

Timber Bridges

Author : Christopher J. Mettem
ISBN : 9781135720568
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Bridges built in timber are enjoying a significant revival, both for pedestrian and light traffic and increasingly for heavier loadings and longer spans. Timber's high strength-to-weight ratio, combined with the ease and speed of construction inherent in the off-site prefabrication methods used, make a timber bridge a suitable option in many different scenarios. This handbook gives technical guidance on forms, materials, structural design and construction techniques suitable for both small and large timber bridges. Eurocode 5 Part Two (BS EN 1995-2) for the first time provides an international standard for the construction of timber bridges, removing a potential obstacle for engineers where timber construction for bridges has not – in recent centuries at least – been usual. Clearly illustrated throughout, this guide explains how to make use of this oldest construction material in a modern context to create sustainable, aesthetically pleasing, practical and durable bridges. Worldwide examples include Tourand Creek Bridge, Canada; Toijala, Finland; Punt la Resgia, Switzerland; Pont de Crest, France; Almorere Pylon Bridge, the Netherlands.

Wind Effects On Cable Supported Bridges

Author : You-Lin Xu
ISBN : 9781118188309
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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As an in-depth guide to understanding wind effects on cable-supported bridges, this book uses analytical, numerical and experimental methods to give readers a fundamental and practical understanding of the subject matter. It is structured to systemically move from introductory areas through to advanced topics currently being developed from research work. The author concludes with the application of the theory covered to real-world examples, enabling readers to apply their knowledge. The author provides background material, covering areas such as wind climate, cable-supported bridges, wind-induced damage, and the history of bridge wind engineering. Wind characteristics in atmospheric boundary layer, mean wind load and aerostatic instability, wind-induced vibration and aerodynamic instability, and wind tunnel testing are then described as the fundamentals of the subject. State-of-the-art contributions include rain-wind-induced cable vibration, wind-vehicle-bridge interaction, wind-induced vibration control, wind and structural health monitoring, fatigue analysis, reliability analysis, typhoon wind simulation, non-stationary and nonlinear buffeting response. Lastly, the theory is applied to the actual long-span cable-supported bridges. Structured in an easy-to-follow way, covering the topic from the fundamentals right through to the state-of-the-art Describes advanced topics such as wind and structural health monitoring and non-stationary and nonlinear buffeting response Gives a comprehensive description of various methods including CFD simulations of bridge and vehicle loading Uses two projects with which the author has worked extensively, Stonecutters cable-stayed bridge and Tsing Ma suspension bridge, as worked examples, giving readers a practical understanding

Conservation Restoration Plan Merritt Parkway Bridges

Author : Connecticut. Department of Transportation
ISBN : OCLC:50422412
Genre : Bridges
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Conservation Of Historical Masonry Arch Bridges

Author : Emanuele Reccia
ISBN : OCLC:858852779
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Building Bridges For Conservation

Author : Ashish Kothari
ISBN : 8181580303
Genre : National parks and reserves
File Size : 61. 53 MB
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Governments in countries like India have launched ambitious efforts to conserve natural habitats and wildlife. While in many cases achieving considerable success, these efforts have also caused serious conflicts between wildlife officials and local communities who are traditionally dependent on these resources for their livelihood. These conflicts, along with increasing developmental and commercial pressure, are threatening the future of virtually all wildlife habitats, including protected areas. The suffering that local people have been subjected to has also been enormous. Over the first half of the 1990s, alternative paths to conservation have increasingly been discussed in India and other tropical countries. To a limited extent, such alternatives arc also being tried out on the ground. A part of their inspiration comes from widespread efforts by communities themselves to regenerate and protect their surrounding areas, but there are also examples of bold initiatives by government officials to meaningfully involve people in their work. As part of a 14-month project carried out by a team at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, the above issues were explored through action research in three specific protected areas (Dolma Sanctuary, Rajaji National Park, Kailadevi Sanctuary) and through conceptual work on several issues related to people's involvement in conservation. A survey was also done on experiences of people's involvement in other countries, and lessons from these relevant for India. Possibilities for changing the relevant laws, including suggestions for an expanded system of protected area categories, were explored. The book contains results from all the above, a detailed bibliography on the subject, and related statements from dialogues initiated by the research team. The book will be of use to protected area managers, NGO activists, researchers, and others who are working on issues of conservation and livelihood rights.

Advances In Bridge Maintenance Safety Management And Life Cycle Performance Set Of Book Cd Rom

Author : Paulo J. da Sousa Cruz
ISBN : 9781498737005
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Advances in bridge maintenance, safety, management and life-cycle performance contains the papers presented at IABMAS’06, the Third International Conference of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS), held in Porto, Portugal from 16 to 19 July, 2006. All major aspects of bridge maintenance, management, safety, and cost are addressed including All major aspects of bridge maintenance, safety and management are addressed including advanced materials, ageing of bridges, assessment and evaluation, bridge codes, bridge diagnostics, bridge management systems, composites, design for durability, deterioration modelling, emerging technologies, fatigue, field testing, financial planning, health monitoring, high performance materials, innovations, inspection, load capacity assessment, loads, maintenance strategies, new technical and material concepts, non-destructive testing, optimization strategies, prediction of future traffic demands, rehabilitation, reliability and risk management, repair, replacement, residual service life, safety and serviceability, service life prediction, strengthening, sustainable materials for bridges, sustainable bridges, whole life costing, among others. This book is a major contribution to the state-of-the art in all aspects of bridge maintenance and safety, including contributions from leading experts in this area. It is a significant contribution to the process of decision making in bridge maintenance, safety, management and cost for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society.

Energy Conservation In Buildings

Author : J. R. Waters
ISBN : 9781405151870
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The conservation of fuel and power in buildings is an important part of the UK government's strategy to reduce national energy conservation. The revision to Part L of the Building Regulations, which came into force on 1 April 2002, lays down detailed and extensive requirements for conserving energy in almost all buildings and it covers most potential causes of building energy consumption. This guide explains these detailed requirements and shows how they apply to particular cases, with the use of numerous worked examples. It includes a chapter on air tightness and leakage testing, a topic with which many building professionals are unfamiliar.

A History Of Nature Conservation In Britain

Author : David Evans
ISBN : 9781134825066
Genre : Business & Economics
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Our attitudes towards `nature' and the countryside are fickle. The conservation movement, despite enjoying its highest membership ever, has achieved only limited success over the last one hundred years of campaigning. Can conservationists now shake off their insular, disunited and negative image so as to gain the influence that the size of their movement warrants? A History of Nature Conservation in Britain traces the rise of the conservation movement from its beginnings in Victorian coffee houses to today's societies with their membership numbering in the millions. The first complete history of the British, and oldest, branch of the movement, David Evans's book offers invaluable insights into the campaigns for countryside protection and access, from battles against the use of pesticides, against pollution and genetic engineering through to legislation for the protection of our wildlife and the freedom to walk the mountains. The 2nd Edition has been fully revised and updated. Topical issues are considered afresh; and new chapters reflect the rapid changes throughout the 1990s both in social attitudes, conservation practices, legislation, funding and within conservation organizations themselves. In the light of recent developments, Evans also looks at some difficult choices to be made in years ahead and asks how the conservation movement will fare on the new global stage.

Building The Bridge

Author : Fisheries Resource Conservation Council (Canada)
ISBN : UVA:35007003294323
Genre : Fishery management
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