Engineering Aspects of Howrah Bridge at Kolkata (1943)

Ghoshal, Amitabha

  • 出版商: CRC
  • 出版日期: 2021-05-18
  • 售價: $2,930
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$2,784
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 102
  • 裝訂: Hardcover - also called cloth, retail trade, or trade
  • ISBN: 0367544741
  • ISBN-13: 9780367544744
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Howrah Bridge is an iconic engineering structure of Kolkata and is in excellent condition after 78 years of extensive use. The bridge is a balanced cantilever structure, with central span of 457 meters, used 26500 tons of high-grade steel and was entirely fabricated at Kolkata to high precision as a riveted structure. The bridge is an example of the high-quality work that went into Bridge building in earlier years and offers unique design and  detailing features. Current book covers all the engineering aspects of the structure explaining planning, design of super-structures, sub-structures and foundations along with fabrication and erection with a separate section on special features. Aimed at civil and bridge engineering students and graduate engineers, professionals, practising structural engineers as also heritage structure enthusiasts this book covers detailed case study and a thorough description of a well-known and iconic bridge. It covers planning process to design and construction aspects. Discusses section on conceptual design aspects and alternatives considered at the time of construction. Explains the planning of the foundations in a clayey silt river bed, subject to tidal variations, and design and construction of foundations, illustrates fabrication of steel work and use of pre-cambering principle.


Amitabha Ghoshal is a civil Engineering graduate from Bengal Engineering College (now a centre of excellence as IIEST), he is Fellow/ Member of large number of Professional Institutions like Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), Institution of Engineers (India), International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE), and he contributes extensively to professional publications. He has been responsible for formulation and publication of Codes of Practice for diverse engineering subjects on behalf of IRC (Indian Road Congress) and BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards). After working for an Internationally reputed Construction agency, BBJ, on design and construction of Bridges and other structures, he took charge of the Eastern Zone offices of STUP Consultants Pvt Ltd, an Indo French consulting organisation with footprint in many countries in South East and Mid East Asia, and had continued with same Organisation as Advisor to Board. Responsible for export of Indian Consultancy services to many countries, he is currently the President of the Consulting Engineers Association of India (CEAI).