Finite Element Analysis and Design of Steel and Steel-Concrete Composite Bridges, Second Edition provides structural engineers and researchers with detailed modeling techniques for creating robust design models. The book’s chapters cover various forms of modern steel and steel–concrete composite bridges as well as current design codes (American, British and Eurocodes). Other chapters address: nonlinear material behavior of bridge components, applied loads and stability of steel and steel–concrete composite bridges, and design of steel and steel–concrete composite bridge components. The book’s final chapter focuses on finite element analysis and design of steel-concrete composite bridges with profiled steel sheeting.
The book will be a valuable reference source on the issues, problems, challenges and questions that should be asked when designing a composite highway steel bridge with profiled steel sheeting and finite element modeling of the bridge components.
Provides all necessary information to understand relevant terminologies and finite element modeling for composite bridges
Discusses new designs and materials used in highway and railway bridge
Illustrates how to relate the design guidelines and finite element modeling based on internal forces not only on nominal stresses
Explains what should be the consistent approach when developing nonlinear finite element analysis for composite bridges
Contains extensive case studies on finite element analysis and the design of steel-concrete composite bridges with profiled steel sheeting