Current Research and Future Developments

by John B. Scalzi, NSF, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Design, Analysis and Testing


A review of current research projects at the National Science Foundation on bridge engineering are reviewed and discussed with respect to immediate and future impacts. A look into the future directions for bridge engineering for the 21st century will be presented. The forecast will include consideration of materials, concepts, computers, automation and system integration.

Subject Headings: Bridge engineering | Research and development | Bridge design | Engineering profession | Bridge foundations | Foundation design | Forecasting | Computing in civil engineering

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