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Steel Bridge Design Handbook: Bridge Deck Design

Authors
B. Chavel.
Year
2012
Book Title or Journal
Steel Bridge Design Handbook
Series
FHWA-IF-12-052
Volume
17
Number of pages
52
Description
The primary function of a bridge deck is to support the vehicular vertical loads and distribute these loads to the steel superstructure. This module provides practical information regarding the decking options and design considerations for steel bridges, presenting deck types such as concrete deck slabs, metal grid decks, orthotropic steel decks, wood decks, and several others. The choice of the particular deck type to use can depend on several factors, which may include the specific application, initial cost, life cycle cost, durability, weight, or owner requirements. For the deck types discussed herein, a brief description of the particular deck type is given, in addition to general design and detail considerations.
Tags
Steel Bridge,Deck Design,Concrete Deck,Precast Concrete Deck

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