CE1022 Bridge Structures Syllabus

CE1022 BRIDGE STRUCTURES 3 0 0 100


OBJECTIVE
At the end of this course the student shall be able to choose appropriate bridge structure and design it for given site conditions.

1. INTRODUCTION 9
Design of through type steel highway bridges for IRC loading - Design of stringers,
cross girders and main girders - Design of deck type steel highway bridges for IRC loading - Design of main girders

2. STEEL BRIDGES 9
Design of pratt type truss girder highway bridges - Design of top chord, bottom chord, web members - Effect of repeated loading - Design of plate girder railway bridges for railway loading - Wind effects - Design of web and flange plates - Vertical and horizontal stiffeners.

3. REINFORCED CONCRETE SLAB BRIDGES 9
Design of solid slab bridges for IRC loading - Design of kerb - Design of tee beam bridges - Design of panel and cantilever for IRC loading

4. REINFORCED CONCRETE GIRDER BRIDGES 9
Design of tee beam - Courbon's theory - Pigeaud's curves - Design of balanced cantilever bridges - Deck slab - Main girder - Design of cantilever - Design of articulation.

5. PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BRIDGES 9
Design of prestressed concrete bridges - Preliminary dimensions - Flexural and torsional parameters - Courbon's theory - Distribution coefficient by exact analysis - Design of girder section - Maximum and minimum prestressing forces - Eccentricity - Live load and dead load shear forces - cable zone in girder –Check for stresses at various sections - Check for diagonal tension - Diaphragms - End block - Short term and long term deflections.

TOTAL : 45 

TEXT BOOKS
1. Johnson Victor D., “Essentials of Bridge Engineering”, Oxford and IBH Publishing Co., New Delhi, 1990.
2. Ponnuswamy S., “Bridge Engineering”, Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi, 1996.

REFERENCES
1. Phatak D.R., “Bridge Engineering”, Satya Prakashan, New Delhi, 1990.
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