101-0138-11L  Bridge Design: Project Competition

SemesterSpring Semester 2022
LecturersW. Kaufmann
Periodicityyearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 20.

All students get on waiting list. Final registration based on application letter (information given in first lecture). Priority will be given to students attending “Bridge Design (101-0138-00 G)” and in the primary target group (Major in Structural Engineering or Projektbasierte Lehrveranstaltungen).


AbstractThis module offers the possibility to apply the fundamentals of the course Bridge Design in a conceptual design project. The scenario is set as a design competition: The students (group of two) will get a basic documentation (service criteria agreement, plans, digital terrain model, geotechnical report, photo documentation, etc.) and will develop a conceptual design suitable for the given site.
ObjectiveAt the end of the course, students will have developed a convincing bridge design that satisfies following criteria:
_ Consideration of governing boundary conditions and constraints.
_ Conception of an efficient structural system with an adequate aesthetic expression considering the environment.
_ Definition of the relevant actions and decisive load cases.
_ Proof of feasibility by dimensioning the main structural elements.
_ Schematic overview of construction processes.
_ Appropriate presentation and visualisation of the proposed bridge design.
ContentThe module is built up as follows:
0. Presentation of problem statement / project. (1st week of semester)
1. Team registration (teams of two students).
2. Issue of documents.
3. Introduction to design tools & working methods.
4. Working on project (milestones):
... a. Define requirements and boundary conditions.
... b. Study of references and possible concepts
... c. Choice of best variant
... d. Structural modelling & calculations
... e. Plans & visualisation
5. Submission
Prerequisites / NoticeIt is highly recommended to attend the course “Bridge Design (101-0138-00 G)” simultaneously.