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Design of Bridges (2742002)

Teaching Scheme (in Hours)

Theory Tutorial Practical Total
3 0 2 4

Subject Credit :  4

Examination Scheme (in marks)

Theory
ESE (E)
Theory
PA (M)
Practical
ESE Viva (V)
Practical
PA (I)
Total
70 30 30 20 150

Syllabus Content    Download

Unit-1:  Topic-1

Classification, investigations and planning, choice of type of bridges

Unit-2:  Topic-2

I.R.C. and other international specifications on live loads for road bridges, Various forces acting on bridges, Load distribution theories: Courbon’s Method, Hendry Jaeger Method, Grillage analogy, Pigeaud’s curves

Unit-3:  Topic-3

Superstructure: General design considerations, analysis and design of reinforced concrete slab culverts, tee beam and slab bridges, Design principles of pre-stressed bridges, continuous bridges, box girder bridges, balanced cantilever bridges

Unit-4:  Topic-4

Substructure : Various parts of substructures, Various types of substructures, Loads acting on substructures, Design of pier and pier cap, Design of different types of foundation – Open, pile and well foundation, its construction aspects and related issues.

Reference Books

Sr. Title Author Publication Amazon Link
1 Bridge Deck Behaviour E. C. Hambly CRC Press
2 Grillage Analogy in Bridge Deck Analysis C. S. Surana Alpha Science International Ltd.
3 Concrete Bridge Practice Raina V.K. Tata Mc-Graw Hill, Delhi
4 Design of Bridges Krishnaraju, N. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co.
5 Bridge Analysis Simplified Bakht, B. and Jaegar, L.G. McGraw-Hill
6 Bridge Engineering Ponnuswamy, S. McGraw-Hill
7 An introduction to Structural Design of Concrete Bridges Derrick Beckett Surrey University Press
8 Reinforced Concrete Bridges Taylor, F.W., Thomson, S.E., and Smulski E. John-Wiley and Sons
9 Design of Steel Structures Edwin H.Gaylord Jr., Charles N.Gaylord, James, E., McGraw-Hill

Course Outcome

After learning the course the students should be able to:

  1. Anayse and design of reinforced concrete slab culverts, tee beam and slab bridges as per IRC specifications.
  2. Understand design primciples of pre-stressed bridges, continuous bridges, box girder bridges, balanced acantilever bridges.
  3. Design pier and pier cap, piles and wells.

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