SMDI Publishes Third Edition of the Guide Specification for Highway Bridge Fabrication With High Performance Steel

For all steel bridge designers interested in using HPS 70W bridge steel, the Third Edition of the Guide Specification for Highway Bridge Fabrication With High Performance Steel has been published.

This new edition of the Guide Specification is based on continued research with high performance steel (HPS) fabrication and welding practices conducted under a cooperative agreement sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, the U.S. Navy, and SMDI,” Alex Wilson, chairman of SMDI’s Steel Bridge Task Force and manager, customer technical service at ArcelorMittal USA LLC, said. “It includes certain consumables for the flux cored arc welding and gas metal arc welding processes, which were not part of the previous edition. This research advances HPS fabrication and welding practices to the next level, and is highly recommended for all bridge professionals who already work with steel or are interested in learning more about HPS bridges.”

via SMDI Publishes Third Edition of the Guide Specification for Highway Bridge Fabrication With High Performance Steel.

Steel Bridge Design Handbook

Steelbridges.org has an online Steel Bridge Design Handbook.  The initial Chapters and Design Examples of the renamed Steel Bridge Design Handbook are available for download on their website.  The examples are quite informative.

The original Highway Structures DesignHandbook was produced by US Steel in the 1970s. The project was subsequently taken over by AISC Marketing. Now, with federal grant money, NSBA with HDR Engineering, Pittsburgh, PA as the Principal Engineer, is undertaking the much-needed updating of this important industry document. Eventually, it will encompass 23 chapters and seven Design Examples. The chapters are being written by prominent engineers in the field and reviewed by a committee organized by NSBA. Comments are compiled by NSBA, returned to the authors for revisions, and then finalized by NSBA.

Head on over to see it: http://www.steelbridges.org/contentNSBA.aspx?id=20244