Analysis and Design of Railway Bridges brings together the analytical tools and design methods necessary to accurately interpret the complex design requirements in the selection process and construction of robust railway bridges. When designing railway bridges, design engineers must face a number of unique structural challenges such as: dead load of the structure, live loads from the carried, frequency of traffic, and dynamic components of the traffic such as impact, centrifugal, lateral, and longitudinal forces. This means the use of complex modeling tools for the selection of proper design criteria.
This reference provides a clear and rigorous exposition of the various codes which govern design including: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, American Railroad Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association, Federal Highway Administration and the Eurocode for dynamic factor, dynamic loading and load combinations, bridge parameters, modelling of excitation and dynamic behaviour, and verification for fatigue.
Dr. Khan has more than 35 years of experience as a structural and bridge engineer, project and design manager for transportation and industrial clients. Ali has supervised numerous design projects on behalf of the New Jersey Department of Transportation, New Jersey Turnpike Authority, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Maryland State Highway Administration and Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority
Part I: Definition of problem and Code Application Section 1. Structural Dynamic of Railway Bridges Section 2. Evaluation Methods Section 3. North America Section 4. Eurocode Part II: Method of Analysis, Computer Software Section 1. Bridge Models Section 2. Train Load Models Part III: Method of Design and Structural Details Section 1. Substructure Details Section 2. Structural Steel Details Section 3. Prestressed Concrete Details Section 4. Slab Details Section 5. Expansion Joint Details Section 6. Bridge Railing and Approach Rail Details Section 7. Rehabilitation Section 8. Buried Structures Part IV: Applications and Solved Examples Part V: Conclusions