Author: T. Ibell
1 March 2019
This paper concludes a two-part introduction to bridge design for structural engineers. Together, the two parts identify nine major issues relating to bridges, of which structural engineers more familiar with building design should be aware. Part 1 (published in January 2019) addressed construction, aesthetics, value, environment and loads. Part 2 now considers materials, structural elements, structural effects and detailing.
This month's contribution comes from Sandra Pena Perez and concerns horizontal reactions in a beam subjected to an axial load.
We received a fantastic response to The Structural Engineer reader survey in 2018, with 1730 of you taking the time to complete it. The spread of respondents was a good reflection of the Institution’s membership: 60% were based in the UK and 40% outside the UK; the largest categories were Chartered Members (30%), Graduate Members (30%) and Student Members (16%). Here’s what you told us…