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CIVL9005 - Bridge Engineering

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Title:Bridge Engineering
Long Title:Bridge Engineering
Module Code:CIVL9005
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Expert
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: KIERAN RUANE
Module Description: The module considers a number of key relevant topics in the field of bridge engineering including bridge aesthics, conceptual and preliminary design of bridges, bridge analysis, and detailed design and construction methodologies
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Develop appropriate bridge solutions given site, geometric, functional and aesthetic constraints and drawing on other professional disciplines as required.
LO2 Complete detailed design of bridge structures in steel and concrete.
LO3 Assess the whole life costs of bridge structures.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Bridge Design
Historical perspectives, bridge aesthetics, conceptual and preliminary design of bridges.
Bridge Deck Loading and Analysis
Loading to EC1, AASHTO; traffic loads, load combinations, shrinkage and temperature loads. Influence lines. Bridge deck types; load distribution; articulation; skewed and curved decks; semi-integral and integral bridges. Analysis methods – grillage, finite element, yield lines etc.
Bridge Substructures and Foundations
Substructure types, loading, bearings, abutment types and design of, bridge piers and design of, bridge foundation types, integral bridge substructures; soil structure interaction, scour assessment and design, bridge hydraulics.
Prestressed Concrete Bridges
Post-tensioned voided slabs and box girders, analysis, parasitic effects, creep modification, cable design, end blocks etc., composite construction of pretensioned beams and in-situ slabs:- losses, differential shrinkage etc., EC 2 design, construction methodologies and staged construction analysis:- balanced cantilever and segmental construction.
Steel and Composite Steel-Concrete Bridges
Plate girder, box girder, ladder decks, fatigue, welded and bolted connection design, plastic analysis and design, EC3 and EC4 design, construction methodologies.
Masonry Arch Bridges
Masonry arch bridges: construction and behaviour, assessment methods - mechanism analysis, modified MEXE method, computer analysis - Archie, RING, common defects, repair strategies.
Footbridges and Cable Supported Bridges
Footbridge types, analysis and design of light weight structures, FRP design, bridge dynamics, introduction to the analysis and design of cable stayed and suspension bridges.
Design for Durability
Bridge design for durability, whole life costing analysis of new bridge design.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Concrete bridge design problem 1,2,3 25.0 Week 5
Project Steel bridge design problem 1,2,3 25.0 Week 9
Open-book Examination Final assessment - design of bridge 1,2,3 50.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of course material 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Review of course material including class discussion 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Preparation of project work and review of course material 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of course material 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Review of course material including class discussion 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Preparation of project work and review of course material 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • G. A. R. Parke & N. Hewson 2008, ICE Manual of Bridge Engineering, 2nd Ed., ICE Publishing London [ISBN: 0727734520]
  • NSAI, Structural Eurocodes IS EN 1991- IS EN 1999
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Highways Agency 1996, The appearance of bridges and other highway structures, Highways Agency London [ISBN: 0 11 551804 5]
  • D. Collings 2013, Steel-concrete composite bridges, 2nd Ed., ICE Publishing [ISBN: 0727758101]
  • E. C. Hambly 1990, Bridge deck behaviour, 2nd Ed., CRC Press [ISBN: 0419172602]
  • Marco Rosignoli 2002, Bridge launching, Thomas Telford London [ISBN: 0727731467]
  • Nigel R. Hewson 2011, Prestressed concrete bridges, 2nd Ed., ICE Publishing London [ISBN: 0727741136]
  • René Walther... [et al.] 1999, Cable stayed bridges, Thomas Telford London [ISBN: 0727727737]
  • Fritz Leonhardt 1983, Brücken, Architectural Press London [ISBN: 0851397646]
  • Michael Soubry 2001, Bridge Detailing Guide, 1st Ed., CIRIA London [ISBN: 086017543X]
  • B. A. Nicholson 1998, Integral abutments for prestressed beam bridges, Prestressed Concrete Association Leicester [ISBN: 0950034770]
  • edited by Wai-Fah Chen, Lian Duan 1999, Bridge engineering handbook, CRC Press Boca Raton, FL [ISBN: 0849374340]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Institution of Civil Engineers Various Articles, Bridge Engineering- Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers [ISSN: 1755-0793]
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CSTEN_9 Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering 9 Mandatory

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