About the book
There are many forms of concrete and steel structural components existing in bridges. It is critical to analyse the behavior of these structural members under various conditions of loading, which is also essential in order to understand the efficiency and stability of bridges. The finite element analysis is an effective and efficient method to study these concrete and steel structural components existing in bridges. However, multiple early types of research based on analysis of performance for structural components were time-consuming as well; software and hardware were not feasible for researchers. Fortunately, in recent years, utilization of finite element analysis has increased because of the computational and analytical capabilities of modern and latest hardware and software. This method has been developed as the best option to analyse the concrete and steel structural components existing in bridges. Thus, the primary purpose of this book is to provide the content that will deal with the improvement of the ability to evaluate the performance of composite pre-stressed bridges through the finite element analysis and explore reliability for the finite element calculation to determine the structural behavior of composite pre-stressed bridges.