Course detail

Metal Bridges 2 (KON)

FAST-CO059Acad. year: 2018/2019

Steel-concrete composite bridges - principles of the static behaviour, loading actions of steel-concrete composite bridges, basic principles of the static and structural design, elastic and plastic behaviour, short-term and long-term loading effects, influence of assembly.
Box girder bridges - principles of the static behaviour, basis of design and specific aspects of the static and structural design.
Arch bridges and frame bridges - types of bridges according to the static and structural design, principles of the static behaviour, basis of static and structral design.
Skewed bridges and curved bridges - principles of the static behaviour, basis of design and specific aspects of the static and structural design.
Suspension and cable-stayed bridges - general principles of the static behaviour, basis of static and structural design.
Special bridges - temporary bridges, demountable bridges, moveable bridges, floated bridges (informative view).
Steel and steel-concrete composite bridge supports - basis of static and structural design.
Manufacture and erection of metal bridges - basic methods and procedures of the erection, erection means, erection loads.
Metal bridges in practice - examples of realized bridge structures, practical aspects of the design of metal bridges.

Department

Institute of Metal and Timber Structures (KDK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will obtain the summary knowledge of the principles and bases of design and realization of steel and steel-concrete bridges of more complex structural and static systems - steel-concrete composite bridges, box girder bridges, arch and frame bridges, skewed bridges and curved bridges, suspension and cable-stayed bridges, special bridges. Student will learn the detailed static and structural design of steel-concrete composite bridge. Student will be able to perform the preliminary static and structural design of the box girder bridge and to apply basic principles of the static and structural design of skewed and curved bridges. Student will learn the principles of the static behaviour and and standard methods of the static and structural design of arch bridges. Student will be able to perform the preliminary design of of steel and steel-concrete composite bridge supports. Student will learn basic principles of the static and structural design of suspension and cable-stayed bridges. Student will learn the general principles of the erection of steel and composite bridges and will be able to apply these to the particular case.

Prerequisites

Design of members, components and connections of steel structures. Metal bridges - web-plated and truss bridges. Design of members and components of concrete structures. Static design of truss structures and arches including influence lines. Basis of static design of suspension and cable-stayed structures. Basis of structural dynamics.

Co-requisites

Extension of the knowledge in the field of elasticity and plasticity - basic principles of non-linear analysis. Extension of the knowledge of structural dynamics with regards to the solution of the dynamic behaviour of steel bridges.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures, practical exercises and self-study assignments. Attendance at lectures is optional, but attendance at exercises is compulsory.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

For the successful graduation of this course it is necessary to elaborate static and structural design of steel truss or arch bridge within the exercises, based on the individual task, with the extend given by the teacher. The attendance in the exercises is compulsory. The exam is realized by the written form and its extend follows the course annotation.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Composite steel-concrete bridges - loads, beams in the plastic behaviour (basis of static design), influence of the method of erection, short-term and long-term effects).
2. Composite steel-concrete bridges - beams in the plastic behaviour (principles of static design).
3. Composite steel-concrete bridges - shear connections (types, structural detailing, basis of design).
4. Box girder bridges - specific properties of box girder bridges, basis od static design, torsion of box girder bridges.
5. Arch bridges - types of arch bridges, structural composition, basic principles of static and structural design.
6. Arch bridges - specialties of structural design, frame bridges.
7. Skewed bridges - basis of structural composition, basis of static design.
8. Curved bridges - basis of structural composition, bysis of ststic design.
9. Suspension and cable-stayed bridges - principles of structural composition, material and structural members.
10. Suspension and cable-stayed bridges - basis of static design.
11. Steel and composite steel-concrete bridge supports - types, structural static design.
12. Special bridges - temporary bridges, movable bridges, floated bridges (basic information).
13. Manufacture and erection of metal bridge structures, examples of realized metal bridges, practical aspects of the design.

Aims

The objective of the subject is to introduce students to the problems of this course and to practise acquires knowledge and skills.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Composite steel-concrete bridges - loads, beams in the plastic behaviour (basis of static design), influence of the method of erection, short-term and long-term effects).
2. Composite steel-concrete bridges - beams in the plastic behaviour (principles of static design).
3. Composite steel-concrete bridges - shear connections (types, structural detailing, basis of design).
4. Box girder bridges - specific properties of box girder bridges, basis od static design, torsion of box girder bridges.
5. Arch bridges - types of arch bridges, structural composition, basic principles of static and structural design.
6. Arch bridges - specialties of structural design, frame bridges.
7. Skewed bridges - basis of structural composition, basis of static design.
8. Curved bridges - basis of structural composition, bysis of ststic design.
9. Suspension and cable-stayed bridges - principles of structural composition, material and structural members.
10. Suspension and cable-stayed bridges - basis of static design.
11. Steel and composite steel-concrete bridge supports - types, structural static design.
12. Special bridges - temporary bridges, movable bridges, floated bridges (basic information).
13. Manufacture and erection of metal bridge structures, examples of realized metal bridges, practical aspects of the design.

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Individual task of a project, basic information and requirements for an elaboration.
2. Structural composition of steel bridge with truss or arch main girders (in dependence on the individual task).
3.-5. Static and structural design of the bridge deck (in dependence on the individual task).
6.-9. Static and structural design of main girders (in dependence on the individual task).
10.-11. Static and structural design of bridge bracings (in dependence on the individual task).
12.-13. Elaboration of drawing documentation, project completion.