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CIV3222

Faculty of Engineering

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Civil Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Colin Caprani

Synopsis

Essential aspects of highway bridge design, assessment and rehabilitation. Criteria for selection of bridge types which are most prevalent. Examine structure as a whole, and implement the analysis and design of the bridge deck and the supporting members. Relevant strength and serviceability limit states applied to the design of the bridge, life cycle performance and risk assessment, material degradation, corrosion, fatigue and time-dependent deformations of reinforced and prestressed concrete elements of the bridge, structural rehabilitation and repair techniques.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. formulate a conceptual design for a bridge considering various types of bridges, their components, and methods of construction.
  2. identify and calculate the loads to which a bridge is subjected according to first principles and relevant codes of practice
  3. determine the structural behavior various bridge types quantitatively and qualitatively using relevant hand- and computer-based methods
  4. design prestressed concrete beams for service and strength requirements
  5. describe the reliability basis for limit state design and its use in bridge assessment, including descriptions of the basic variables
  6. outline bridge inspection and management procedures, including levels of assessment and condition rating approaches

Assessment

Continuous assessment: 50%
Final examination (3 hours): 50%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

2 hours lecture, 2 hours practicals and 8 hours of private study per week.

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