Download PDF by M. Soubry: Bridge detailing guide

By M. Soubry

ISBN-10: 086017543X

ISBN-13: 9780860175438

The united kingdom highways bridge inventory is showing longevity difficulties. whereas there are numerous explanations of decay, some of the difficulties are attributed to terrible detailing and a scarcity of appreciation of buildability by means of designers. there are lots of assets of recommendation on bridge detailing however the suggestion isn't accumulated jointly. such a lot to be had specialist info comes as suggestion incidental to specific tasks or topics. The "bridge detailing consultant" supplies assistance for engineers and technicians engaged within the education and improvement of info for road and lodging bridges, subways, culverts and keeping partitions. The consultant concentrates at the detailing matters that persist with conceptual and analytical layout. It additionally covers a few layout matters, reminiscent of entry in the course of and after development and CDM standards, because of their direct relevance to the detailing degree. The advisor explores simple rules, that experience proved to be trustworthy in daily use, by way of sturdiness and straightforwardness of building, inspection, upkeep and service. The consultant is meant as a stay rfile and should be revised and prolonged because of suggestions by way of the undefined. a proper suggestions strategy is, for this reason, incorporated. A CD-ROM is usually supplied with the document. This holds the "details" in CAD structure. This consultant is vital examining for specialists, contractors, bridge vendors and their retaining brokers. it may be of direct use to trainee engineers,

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While both A and B have been used extensively, Option A is the more recent and is considered to be the most effective. e Option C is also favoured where a downstand beam is required to mask irregularities in the deck pour and achieve a good alignment to the parapet beam. In this case, the downstand itself forms the drip. e Right-angled recesses. e Any reduction in cover to reinforcement in the vicinity of the drip. e A right angle offers the most effective drip, but the edges are tapered slightly to allow easy removal of the timber former.

E Reinforcement must not pass through the discontinuity joint. e If the parapet edge beam is cast continuously then the width of the joint is determined by the thickness of a board or separator able to support wet concrete. If lengths of beams are cast in alternate lengths then building paper would be a suitable separator. e When determining sealant gap width refer to ClRlA Special Publication 80 (25). 9 Movement joints Almost all bridge superstructures contain joints of some kind. Construction joints in concrete permit initial shrinkage.

AVOID 0 Timber fillets are subject to decay in the long term and should be avoided. REMARKS 0 Both options require some care to secure a good finish for the waterproofing. 0 Option B is likely to be reinforced across the splay. 0 Fillets should be used whichever waterproofing system is planned. Care is needed to dress the waterproofing layer properly around the fillet. 8 Proprietary pre-formed bitumen fillets can also be used so long as they are compatible with the waterproofing system. ClRlA C543 e n Waterproofing external corners External corners will need to be chamfered if waterproofed to avoid thinning (stretching) or splitting the material on sharper corners.

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