In-depth, comprehensive and up-to-date information on the powerful finite strip method of analysis of bridges. It is in three parts. The first introduces the method and gives the necessary background. The second explains the evolution of the method and the third part provides detailed information on the application of the method to highway bridges.
Table of Contents
Preface. Notation. Mathematical approach. Introduction; Basic concepts of numerical method. The finite strip method. Finite strip method. Higher order finite strips. Spline finite strip method. Compound strip method. Finite layer method and finite prism method. Vibration and stability analyses. Nonlinear analysis. Combined analysis. Finite strip analysis of bridges. Slab and slab-on-girder bridges. Curved and skew bridges. Box girder bridges. Continuous haunched bridges. Cable-stayed bridges. Finite strip modeling of bridges. References. Index.
S. E. Chidiac is Research Officer in the Structures Laboratory at the Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, Canada.