101-0138-00L  Bridge Design

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersT. Vogel, M. Fontana
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractOverview on the basics of design and execution of concrete, steel and composite bridges, introduction to the conceptual design process; knowledge of the major construction methods and the function of structural elements.
ObjectiveOverview on the basics of design and execution of concrete, steel and composite bridges, introduction to the conceptual design process; knowledge of the major construction methods and the function of structural elements.
ContentIntroduction, historical retrospection, design boundary conditions and requirements, structural analysis and dimensioning, bridges as spatial structures, superstructure, equipment.
Composite bridges, plate girders, diaphragms, assembly of steel and composite bridges.
Girder bridges, free cantilevering method, arch bridges, frame and slab bridges, cable stayed bridges, skew and curved bridges, external post-tensioning, bridge piers, abutments, foundations.
Pedestrian and railway bridges.
Lecture notesLecture notes
LiteratureMenn, C: "Prestressed Concrete Bridges", Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel-Boston-Berlin, 1990, 535 pp.