With extensive illustrations and case studies, Launched Bridges (1-day class) explores the design, construction, technology and industry trends of steel and prestressed-concrete bridges built by incremental launching. The course explains the use of launch noses, temporary piers and front cable-stayed systems, the local stability and lateral torsion-flexure buckling of steel girders during launch, and launch post-tensioning, deck segmentation and the organization of the casting facility for prestressed-concrete bridges.
For both steel and prestressed-concrete bridges, the course illustrates launch bearings and guides, thrust systems and how to control the deck movements during uphill and downhill launch. Richly illustrated with dozens of photographs and case studies, the class is constantly top-rated for material and presentation.
The class delivers a unique wealth of knowledge, learning and insights extracted from three decades of design and construction of launched bridges and my three books on the topic. Integrated by the bestseller Bridge Construction Equipment (2013, ICE Publishing), the second edition of Bridge Launching (2014, ICE Publishing) and many eBooks of the Bridge Engineering eManuals project, the class provides exhaustive coverage of the topic.
Addressing the needs of bridge owners, designers and constructors, the course covers each stage of the design and construction of launched bridges and provides an exciting occasion for face-to-face interaction with other bridge professionals and participating in a true learning experience.
- Bridge Launching
- Geometry requirements
- Launch bearings and guides
- Thrust force and launch techniques
- Launch stresses
- Incremental launching of steel bridges
- Incremental launching of PC bridges
For information on future ASCE classes, do not forget to sign up for the project’s Newsletter at the bottom of this page. To host a face-to-face class in your offices (a true learning experience to train your team in modern bridge design and construction technology while meeting continuing education objectives), do not hesitate to contact me.