BS 5400

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BS 5400 is a British Standard for design and construction of steel, concrete and composite bridges use in highway and railway.

The standard specifies the requirements and the code of practice[1][2] on design of steel,[1] concrete (reinforced, prestressed or composite)[2] and composite bridges that use steel sections (rolled or fabricated, cased or uncased)[3] as well as the materials and workmanship in bridge erection.

The standard also includes the specification and calculation of standard bridge loads, the application of the limit state principles,[4] analysis, and fatigue load calculation[5] and the reservoir method for fatigue load cycle counting.[5]

The standard also covers bridge foundation design[4] and design and requirements on bridge bearings for ordinary and moving bridges.[6][7]

Following the move on harmonisation of the standard in Europe, some parts of BS 5400, especially the parts covering the bridge bearings, are gradually replaced by the relevant European Standards (EN).

Different parts of BS 5400[edit]

BS 5400 consists of ten main parts:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b BS 5400-3:2000 Steel, concrete and composite bridges. Code of practice for design of steel bridges.
  2. ^ a b BS 5400-4:1990 Steel, concrete and composite bridges. Code of practice for design of concrete bridges.
  3. ^ BS 5400-5:2005 Steel, concrete and composite bridges. Code of practice for design of composite bridges.
  4. ^ a b BS 5400-1:1988 Steel, concrete and composite bridges. General statement.
  5. ^ a b BS 5400-10:1980 Steel, concrete and composite bridges. Code of practice for fatigue.
  6. ^ BS 5400-9.1:1983 Steel, concrete and composite bridges. Bridge bearings. Code of practice for design of bridge bearings.
  7. ^ BS 5400-9.2:1983 Steel, concrete and composite bridges. Bridge bearings. Specification for materials, manufacture and installation of bridge bearings.