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Plate Buckling in Bridges and Other Structures Björn Åkesson

Plate Buckling in Bridges and Other Structures

Björn Åkesson

Published February 15th 2007
ISBN : 9786610757497
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178 pages
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A well-illustrated and comprehensive account of various aspects of local buckling in bridges. The book covers the theory and background of buckling, presenting simple design calculations which address this intriguing phenomenon. Attempts to masterMoreA well-illustrated and comprehensive account of various aspects of local buckling in bridges. The book covers the theory and background of buckling, presenting simple design calculations which address this intriguing phenomenon. Attempts to master the process of buckling are described, citing both successes and failures. A number of failure case studies are presented, including five bridge collapses which occurred in a four-year-period between 1969 and 1973. Examining such failures provides valuable information about the phenomenon of buckling. The final section of the book presents easy-to-follow design examples which conform to the latest Eurocode. This text introduces advanced-level undergraduate and graduate students in Bridge and Structural Engineering to the phenomenon of buckling, with special focus on thin-walled plated bridge girders. The book is especially suitable as a course instruction guide, having a highly visual and descriptive style. For practising and consulting engineers, it will also prove to be a valuable reference work on buckling.