Conceptual design for bridges: Are we doing it in education & practice?
(Structural Engineering Department, Ain Shams University, Egypt)
|Conference:||IABSE Conference: Creativity and Collaboration – Instilling Imagination and Innovation in Structural Design, Bath, United Kingdom, 19-20 April 2017|
|Published in:||Creativity and Collaboration|
|Total no. of pages:||10|
The engineer’s responsibility nowadays is not only in technical optimisation and maximization but also more in developing innovative design ideas, which fulfil the cultural and social demands and simultaneously combine the beauty, economy, slenderness and stability criteria. The concept of the bridge design is the most important phase, however the designer should be capable to consider different structural systems and he should deal with the structural behaviour and design of different structural materials without any restrictions. Focusing on the status of the structural engineering nowadays, one can state the following:
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