Safety of historical stone arch bridges

  • Dirk Proske
  • Pieter Gelder

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Dirk Proske, Pieter van Gelder
    Pages 1-66
  3. Dirk Proske, Pieter van Gelder
    Pages 67-98
  4. Dirk Proske, Pieter van Gelder
    Pages 99-163
  5. Dirk Proske, Pieter van Gelder
    Pages 165-197
  6. Dirk Proske, Pieter van Gelder
    Pages 199-215
  7. Dirk Proske, Pieter van Gelder
    Pages 217-264
  8. Dirk Proske, Pieter van Gelder
    Pages 265-331
  9. Dirk Proske, Pieter van Gelder
    Pages 333-359
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 1-6

About this book

Introduction

Historical stone arch bridges are still a major part of the infrastructure in many countries. Although this type of bridge has proven to be an efficient construction type, it often poses the problem of insufficient numerical models of the load bearing behavior. Therefore the book introduces methods to adapt life loads and introduces different types of numerical models of the load resistance respectively. The book continues with the introduction of specific damages and strengthening techniques. The book particularly focuses on the probabilistic safety assessment of historical arch bridges, for which often only limited material and structural data is available.

Keywords

Arch bridges Historical Material Safety assessment bridge construction masonry model structure

Authors and affiliations

  • Dirk Proske
    • 1
  • Pieter Gelder
    • 2
  1. 1.DresdenGermany
  2. 2.Section of Hydraulic EngineeringDelft University of TechnologyDelftNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-77618-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-77616-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-77618-5
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