This book focuses on deck bridges with encased steel beams. The chapters discuss the design process in deck bridges in the past and some current issues regarding the design and construction of this type of bridges, particularly in Slovakia. The theoretical part covers the latest achievements of international endeavours in composite bridge research. The authors provide results on research into structures with encased steel beams, based on experiments carried out solely by the Department of Structural Engineering of the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Technical University in Kosice. The results obtained are compared with numerical simulations and analytical calculations. The book also contains some information on testing the materials of steel and concrete and their characteristics. Finally, a variety of types of composite action between steel and concrete have been examined and are discussed.
Presents insights into the field of encased steel beams
Covers the design process in deck bridges
Provides a variety of numerical calculations for steel-concrete composites
Prof. Ing. Vincent KVOCÁK, CSc., is a distinguished scientist in the field of Civil Engineering Theory and Structure, focused on bridges, particularly on stability issues of wide-flange chords and web members, and on composite concrete and steel bridges. He has designed numbers of steel structures and supervised the construction of most of them.
Ing. Daniel Dubecky, Ph.D., is a researcher in the field of composite concrete and steel structures. He has been engaged in several VEGA and APVV scientific projects, focusing on the research into deck bridges with encased filler-beams. He specialises in the preparation and performance of experimental measurements on a variety of building materials in the Laboratory of Excellent Research.
Present Situation and Development of Bridges
Proposed Solutions for Deck Bridges
Measurement of Material Characteristics of Steel and Concrete
Static Loading Tests
Simulations Using the ABAQUS Software Models
Comparison and Evaluation of the Results