Standard: AA - APBS
ALUMINUM'S POTENTIAL BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE BRIDGE SESSION OF THE 1994 ALUMITECH CONFERENCE
This standard is available with a subscription to IHS Standards Expert.
IHS Standards Expert subscription, simplifies and expedites the process for finding and managing standards by giving you access to standards from over 370 standards developing organizations (SDOs).FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Maximize product development and R&D with direct access to over 1.6 million standards
- Discover new markets: Identify unmet needs and discover next-generation technologies
- Improve quality by leveraging consistent standards to meet customer and market requirements
- Minimize risk: Mitigate liability and better understand compliance regulations
- Boost efficiency: Speed up research, capture and reuse expertise
HOW TO SUBSCRIBE
This publication, "Aluminum's Potential: Bridge Construction," represents the proceedings of the session of the same title at the Alumitech 1994 Conference, held on October 26-29, 1994, at the Inforum in Atlanta, Georgia. The four papers that are included here provide a rather complete picture ranging from the excellent historical experience with aluminum bridges to the latest design concepts and software.
A. A. Trinidad's paper provides the historical perspective, highlighting the U.S. and overseas applications and performance of aluminum bridges and bridge decks starting in 1933. Trinidad covers a number of the major attributes of aluminum for bridges, including superior corrosion resistance and attractive life-cycle cost comparisons to conventional bridge construction.
Sanders and Abendroth focus on one aluminum bridge application, describing the erection, 30-year operating service, and the dismantling and evaluation of the Iowa State Turnpike bridge, noting its excellent performance throughout its life. Also included are reports on the excellent service performance and the results of field tests of the bridge sections following their dismantling at the end of the bridge service.
Prof. Torsten Hoglund deals with the development, engineering and verification testing of the Svensson/SAPA extruded plank design of bridge deck widely used in Sweden, illustrating the advantages of aluminum for applications where rapid replacements of deteriorated concrete decks are needed and for movable spans. The work described herein led to full approval of aluminum bridge deck designs in Sweden, and led to more than 35 installations over the past 10 years.
The publication concludes with Prof. Dimitris Kosteas' overview of the material's capabilities and of some valuable design tools available for aluminum structures. Of particular interest to readers will be the introductions to ALFABET, the aluminium data bank; the European Design Recommendations, ERAAS, with its Aluminium Structural Design software program; and the AlBriDa, Aluminium Bridge Database, covering the world's bridge installations (still in development).
This outstanding summary of papers on aluminum bridges and bridge decks applications and design is must reading for those interested in innovative and cost-effective solutions to bridge design, repair and replacement, and life-cycle performance issues.
|Organization:||The Aluminum Association Inc.|
|Most Recent Revision:||YES|
This Standard References
Showing 1 of 1.