The first edition of the ANSI/AASHTO/AWS D1.5 Bridge Welding Code, issued in 1988, was created to provide, to the greatest extent possible, a universally accepted single source document that may be used as a bridge welding specification by all AASHTO member states constructing steel bridges by welding. At the time the Code was issued, a companion commentary was not available for publication. AASHTO requested that the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) initiate the development of a recommended commentary to explain the background and proper use of the provisions in the D1.5 Code. This document is the culmination of that objective. This commentary will be beneficial to both the public and private sectors. It is unique in that it contains a large amount of instructional material that is intended to educate state highway and transportation agencies and bridge contractors on the basics of welding metallurgy, details of fabrication and erection by welding, and fracture avoidance.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 134 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00608482
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1991 12:00AM