By G. Creazza, M. Mele

This quantity offers with the main glossy and topical difficulties of bridge layout. the subjects awarded let to take on either theoretical-analytical in addition to technical-constructive points of the layout challenge, mentioning how relating to bridges, particularly for lengthy span bridges, the 2 elements are totally inseparable. In glossy bridges, purposes of technical and monetary feasibility oblige an severe parceling of the development approach, with the ensuing have to revise, with recognize to the earlier, either layout thoughts in addition to the theoretical equipment of research that governs it. All this may truly be derived from analyzing the current quantity, within which the several contributions pressure theoretical and technical questions of specific curiosity and topicality, with no claiming to technique them systematically, yet delivering transparent procedural ideas and development symptoms. with regards to the theoretical process, a few of specific value are reviewed, akin to the potential of utilizing restrict research, the simplification of the layout approach for bridges, longevity, and machine aided layout. For what issues the bridge typologies and the corresponding optimistic difficulties, the emphasis is usually at the ones nonetheless in an evolutionary part, that's lengthy span suspended/stayed bridges and cantilever outfitted bridges with prefabricated segments.

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E. ce a very smll free water content in the hardened mterial, t1my tests proved that the water or air penreability of a p1asticized coucrete was 10 to 100 tines smller than that of a norna1 concrete. ,. e:r. The last but not least advantage of the prestressed concrete bridge nrust be added, as far as. te lS concerned : again because of Its lcM content of free water, its creep is XI to 40 %less than that of a nonm1 concrete, which also cl:innnishes tk prestressed losses, and the re-allocation of forces.

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