Author: Concrete Bridge Development Group (CBDG)
1 January 2014
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Concrete Bridge Development Group (CBDG)
A new series from the Steel Construction Institute (SCI) begins with a look at the history of composite construction and the development of Eurocode 4.
This notes covers the three different forms of retaining wall, all of which are designed to resist overturning and sliding failure.
This article examines the prestressing for a concrete bridge. Prestressing enhances the capacity of a member that is weak in tension, but strong in compression. It effectively creates a new material that is strong in tension. A prestressed bridge has much less steel to be handled, which reduces congestion, leading to easier and quicker concrete placing.