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Cable Supported Bridges: Concepts and Design Hardcover – December 30, 1983

ISBN-13: 978-0471901303 ISBN-10: 047190130X Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 410 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (December 30, 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047190130X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471901303
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,052,799 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Pleasingly, this book is comprehensively referenced for those wishing to delve into further detail. While not a manual for detailed design, the contents of the book provide a comprehensive knowledge base for students and experienced engineers seeking to expand their understanding of these structures, which themselves continually challenge the boundaries of what is possible.”  (Engineering and Computational Mechanics, 11 October 2013)

“The book is well organised into components: cables, pylons and anchorages, and goes into every possible detail … The book strikes a perfect balance between theory and practice. Professors Gimsing and Georgakis set out to give us an authoritative book about the evolution, trends and technical response of cable-supported bridges, and they have achieved that well.”  (The Structural Engineer, 1 April 2012)

“Comprehensively updated to discuss improvements in technology in the fourteen years since its last printing, the third edition of this volume on the theory and design of cable supported bridges provides a detailed, element-by-element discussion of the core principles of suspension bridge design.”  (Book News, 1 April 2012)

 

 
--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

From the Publisher

Cable supported bridges in the form of suspension bridges and cable-stayed bridges are distinguished by their ability to overcome large spans. This book concentrates on the synthesis of cable supported bridges covering both design and construction aspects. The analytical part covers simple methods to quantify the different structural forms and allows a preliminary optimization of the main structure. Completely revised and updated, this second edition is justified by an accelerated pace of innovation within this field of bridge technology. It includes the latest advancements in wind tunnel testing and results of computer analyses. Numerous halftones and figures supplement the text. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This is a good reference for cable-supported bridges.
John Hinman
Of course it would be best and most instructive if one could derive the formulas by himself, as the author, quite understandably, does it very rarely.
Yüksel Domanýç
This book basically it is based in the design of the cables, how and why they work in the bridges.
Frusta

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 12, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is an awesome book on cable supported bridges. Even the most recently built bridges can be found in this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 19, 2001
Format: Hardcover
If you work with cable-stay bridges or suspension bridges, this is the reference!. All the issues you'll find in your work are in the book . Prof. Gimsing is very clear and concise. Worth every buck you paid!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 21, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Too much theory; not enough complete, practical examples. The book is greatly overpriced.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Frusta on July 3, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I found this book cery useful, it is well organized and if you read it very carefully it is easy to understand. The equations presented to obtain preliminary dimensions are very useful and wuite accurate. Also provides the concepts to design the cables and verify the design of them. It also has a few basic examples and graphics that help in the understandig of the theory.

This book basically it is based in the design of the cables, how and why they work in the bridges. If you are looking to understand the concept of cable supported bridges and get the basic equations and recomendations for its design this is the book. However if you want a recipie for designing this kind of bridges and don't knowing why or how it works, good luck.
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Format: Hardcover
This book is a very valuable source for cable supported bridges. It is seldom that a professor, an expert in the field and running his own company, provide this much of genuine information in book format. But be warned that many formulas suffer from crucial printing errors. The inconsistencies created by these errors already will show up immediately when you try to implement them, say, through any spread sheet program. Thus it is best to check them before starting. Checking for dimensional homogeneity and consistency of boundary conditions will greatly help in this respect. Of course it would be best and most instructive if one could derive the formulas by himself, as the author, quite understandably, does it very rarely. But this is a very tedious process as I have verified through many formulas where I have corrected one or two errors each time.

In my idea, the author deserves the most sincere thanks in sharing his professional knowledge and for the pains he has taken in bringing up this book.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 9, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent book for bridge designers and engineers who want to know how and why cable supported structures work.
The book is less suitable for those engineers (typically North American) who merely expect recipes ("tell me how to do it, not why or how it works").
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