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Design of Bridges by N. Krishna Raju: A Review

Design of Bridges is a book written by N. Krishna Raju, a professor of civil engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. The book covers various aspects of bridge design, such as types of bridges, loads and forces, structural analysis, design criteria, design methods, and construction techniques. The book also includes several examples and case studies of bridges from different countries and regions.

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The book is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students of civil engineering, as well as practicing engineers and researchers in the field of bridge engineering. The book is divided into 16 chapters, each covering a specific topic related to bridge design. The chapters are as follows:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Bridge Engineering

  • Chapter 2: Types of Bridges

  • Chapter 3: Loads and Forces on Bridges

  • Chapter 4: Structural Analysis of Bridges

  • Chapter 5: Design Criteria for Bridges

  • Chapter 6: Design Methods for Bridges

  • Chapter 7: Design of Reinforced Concrete Bridges

  • Chapter 8: Design of Prestressed Concrete Bridges

  • Chapter 9: Design of Steel Bridges

  • Chapter 10: Design of Composite Bridges

  • Chapter 11: Design of Cable-Stayed Bridges

  • Chapter 12: Design of Arch Bridges

  • Chapter 13: Design of Suspension Bridges

  • Chapter 14: Construction Techniques for Bridges

  • Chapter 15: Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Bridges

  • Chapter 16: Bridge Aesthetics and Environmental Aspects

The book is well-written and comprehensive, covering both the theoretical and practical aspects of bridge design. The book provides clear explanations and illustrations of the concepts and principles involved in bridge engineering. The book also incorporates the latest codes and standards for bridge design, such as the Indian Standard Codes (IRC), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the British Standards (BS), and the Eurocodes (EC).

The book is available in both hardcover and paperback editions, as well as in PDF format. The PDF version can be downloaded for free from various websites, such as [], [Google Books], and []. However, the PDF version may not have the same quality and layout as the printed version, and may also contain errors or omissions. Therefore, it is recommended to purchase the original book from a reputable publisher or seller.

In conclusion, Design of Bridges by N. Krishna Raju is a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning about bridge engineering. The book covers a wide range of topics and provides detailed information and guidance on bridge design. The book is suitable for both students and professionals in the field of civil engineering.


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