Volume 1 Issue 3 2010 Pages: 425 - 439
Economics of Alternative Structural Schemes of Prestressed Concrete Bridges: Few Case Studies
Kishore kumar.M M Kishore Kumar, Executive Engineer (Civil), Border Roads Organisation, HQ CE (P) Vartak, C/O 99 APO, India
Ch Hanumantha Rao Professor and Head, Dept of Civil Engineering, KL University, Green Fields, Vaddeswaram, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh
The main advantage of employing prestressed concrete for bridges lies in attaining longer span lengths giving the bridge designers a great leverage in choosing bridge schemes duly accounting for site conditions. A thorough understanding of various design parameters and codal provisions is a absolute necessity for design of these prestressed concrete structures. This paper highlights the numerous design & constructional aspects on prestressed concrete bridges with case studies for better appreciation by learned readers from the practical application point of view.
Key words: Prestressed concrete, span, design, section
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