Handbook 4 Design of bridges

Book by Leonardo da Vinci Pilot Project CZ/02/B/F/PP-134007


In the present handbook, actions on bridges and load combinations according to Eurocode 1-2 are illustrated, stressing the philosophy and methodological criteria that have brought to the definition of relevant static and fatigue traffic load models for road, pedestrian and railway bridges.

Due to its peculiarities, road bridges are illustrated in much more details, so that, starting from real traffic data measurements, the derivation of the load models are illustrated step by step, emphasising the peculiarities of the calibration methods adopted in pre-normative research as well as relevant questions not fully covered in the code.