6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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and (CIV2226 or )
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 pre-stressed concrete elements of the bridge, structural rehabilitation and repair techniques.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- Formulate a conceptual design for a bridge considering various types of bridges, their components, and methods of construction.
- Identify and calculate the loads to which a bridge is subjected, according to first principles and relevant codes of practice.
- Determine the structural behaviour various bridge types quantitatively and qualitatively using relevant hand- and computer-based methods.
- Design prestressed concrete beams for service and strength requirements.
- Describe the reliability basis for limit state design and its use in bridge assessment, including descriptions of the basic variables.
- Discuss bridge inspection and management procedures, including levels of assessment and condition rating approaches.
- Work effectively in a bridge design team and communicate engineering designs.
Continuous assessment: 50%
Examination (2 hours): 50%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component 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.
2 hours of lectures, 2 hours of practical and 8 hours of private study per week.
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