BRIDGE DESIGN: A HUMAN ENGINEERING APPROACH IN CANADA

Authors
  1. Beevis, D.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
An analysis of human engineering factors in bridge-design is not intended to produce a preferred, design. Instead the analysis emphasises, design issues and trade-offs that must be made in bridge design. The results of the analysis should be generalisable. Several existing designs are compared to identify those features where designers differ in approach. From that basis the analysis breaks down the design of the bridge into a number of factors. These are then analysed in detail. For example, the impact of the fore-aft depth of the bridge can be assessed in terms of its effect on the field-of-view, and on the space available for equipment and gangways. These design issues require human engineering guidelines and choices between options which cannot readily be expressed in operational or cost terms. In general it has been found easier to provide trade-off data for issues of design principle, than for design policy. TRUNCATED
Report Number
81-P-32 — Research Paper
Date of publication
15 Oct 1981
Number of Pages
17
DSTKIM No
85-03726
CANDIS No
48485
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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