Course detail

Metal Bridges 2 (DST)

FAST-CO003Acad. year: 2018/2019

Steel-concrete composite bridges - basis of static and structural design.
Box girder bridges - basis of design, specialties of box girder bridges.
Arch bridges and frame bridges - types of arch and frame bridges, basis of static and structural design.
Skewed bridges and curved bridges - basis of design, specialties of curved and skewed bridges.
Suspension bridges and cable-stayed bridges - general principles of static behaviour, basis of design.
Steel and steel-concrete composite bridge supports - basic principles of static and structural design.
Manufacture and erection of metal bridges - basic methods and procedures.

Department

Institute of Metal and Timber Structures (KDK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

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

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 design of suspension and cable-stayed structures.

Co-requisites

Extension of the knowledge in the field of elasticity and plasticity - basic principles of non-linear analysis. Basis of structural dynamics with regards to 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 the 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 bridge within the exercises, based on the individual task, with the extend given by the teacher. The attendance in the exercises is compulsory. This course is not closed by the exam.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Steel-concrete composite bridges - loading actions, the beams in the elastic behaviour (basis of design).
2. Steel-concrete composite bridges - the beams in the plastic bahaviour, shear connections (basis of design).
3. Box girder bridges - specific properties of box girder bridges, the principles of static design, torsion of box girder bridges.
4. Skewed bridges and curved bridges - basis of design.
5. Arch bridges - types of arch bridges, structural composition, basic principles of static and structural design.
6. Arched bridges - specialties of the static design, frame bridges - basic principles.
7. Suspension bridges - basic principles of static and structural design.
8. Cable-stayed bridges - basic principles of static and structural design.
9. Steel and steel-concrete composite bridge supports - types, structural and static design.
10. Manufacture and erection of metal bridges. Examples of realized metal bridges.

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-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 2. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Steel-concrete composite bridges - loading actions, the beams in the elastic behaviour (basis of design).
2. Steel-concrete composite bridges - the beams in the plastic bahaviour, shear connections (basis of design).
3. Box girder bridges - specific properties of box girder bridges, the principles of static design, torsion of box girder bridges.
4. Skewed bridges and curved bridges - basis of design.
5. Arch bridges - types of arch bridges, structural composition, basic principles of static and structural design.
6. Arched bridges - specialties of the static design, frame bridges - basic principles.
7. Suspension bridges - basic principles of static and structural design.
8. Cable-stayed bridges - basic principles of static and structural design.
9. Steel and steel-concrete composite bridge supports - types, structural and static design.
10. Manufacture and erection of metal bridges. Examples of realized metal bridges.

Exercise

13 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 main girders (in dependence on the individual task).
3.-5. Static design of the bridge deck (in dependence on the individual task).
6.-9. Static design of main girders (in dependence on the individual task).
10.-11. Static design of bridge bracings (in dependence on the individual task).
12.-13. Structural detailing of selected bridge members or parts, elaboration of drawing documentation, project completion.