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Constructions of Bridge Structures

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Course Unit Code221-0934/02
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter, Summer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites
PrerequisitiesCourse Unit CodeCourse Unit Title
221-0059Concrete Structures Elements
221-0926Actions on Building Structures
221-0927Elements of Steel and Timber Structures
228-0201Building statics
228-0204Elasticity and Plasticity
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
ROS11Ing. Miroslav Rosmanit, Ph.D.
Summary
1. Introduction to bridge engineering, bridge terminology, basic division of bridges, main parts of bridges.
2. Structural design of bridges - principles. Bridge spatial arrangement.
3. Action on structures – Traffic loads on bridges according to EN 1991-2.
4. Pavement on bridges. Drainage systems on bridges. Bridge accessories and attachments, security devices.
5. Bridge fasteners. Bridge cross-over structures.
6. Bearings.
7. Bridge substructures – abutments, piers, pylons, wing walls.
8. Culverts.
9. Ultimate and serviceability limit states of the bridge structures. Basic principles on design of steel and concrete structures.
10. Reinforced concrete slab bridges – principles on design.
11. Reinforced concrete beam bridges – principles on design.
12. Reinforced concrete frame bridges, reinforced concrete arch bridges – principles on design.
13. Steel and composite steel-concrete bridge decks – principles on design.
14. Steel and composite steel-concrete beam bridges – principles on design
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
After completing this subject, students will be able to understand and apply the following skills and topic areas:
- bridge terminology, basic bridge structures, main parts of bridges, pavement on bridges, bearings, bridge fasteners, drainage systems on bridges, bridge substructures;
- structural design of bridges, special arrangement on bridges and under bridges;
- traffic loads and other on bridges, numerical modeling and combinations of loads;
- general principles on design of reinforced concrete slab, beam and frame bridges and steel and composite steel-concrete beam bridges.
Course Contents
Lectures:
1. Introduction to bridge engineering, bridge terminology, basic division of bridges, main parts of bridges.
2. Structural design of bridges - principles. Bridge spatial arrangement.
3. Action on structures – Traffic loads on bridges according to EN 1991-2.
4. Pavement on bridges. Drainage systems on bridges. Bridge accessories and attachments, security devices.
5. Bridge fasteners. Bridge cross-over structures.
6. Bearings.
7. Bridge substructures – abutments, piers, pylons, wing walls.
8. Culverts.
9. Ultimate and serviceability limit states of the bridge structures. Basic principles on design of steel and concrete structures.
10. Reinforced concrete slab bridges – principles on design.
11. Reinforced concrete beam bridges – principles on design.
12. Reinforced concrete frame bridges, reinforced concrete arch bridges – principles on design.
13. Steel and composite steel-concrete bridge decks – principles on design.
14. Steel and composite steel-concrete beam bridges – principles on design.

Tutorials:
1. Practical exhibition of bridge structures, important parts of bridges.
2. Bridge spatial arrangement of road and railway bridges
3. Revision of bridges
4. Action on structures – Traffic loads on bridges according to EN 1991-2
5. Influence lines on statically determined structures
6. Reinforced concrete slab bridges, load actions on the structure, structural analysis
7. Reinforced concrete slab bridges, design of the superstructure
8. Design of a bridge abutment
9. Detailing design
10. Student presentations – revision on bridges
11. Student presentations – revision on bridges
12. Student presentations – revision on bridges
13. Student presentations – revision on bridges
14. Credit proof, verification of seminary work
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
1. EN 1990: Eurocode: Basis of structural design, 2002
2. EN 1991: Eurocode 1: Actions on structures - Part 2: Traffic loads on bridges, 2003
3. EN 1992-2: Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures - Part 2: Design of bridges
4. EN 1993-2: Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures - Part 2: Design of bridges
5. Sanpaolesi, L., Croce, P.: Design of bridges, Handbook 4, Leonardo da Vinci pilot project CZ/02/B/F/PP-134007, Pisa, 2005
1. Moravčík, M., Zemko, Š.: Betónové mosty 1 – Všeobecná časť, Mosty zo železobetónu, Vydala Žilinská univerzita v Žiline, Žilina, Slovensko, 2004, ISBN 80-8070-258-6
2. Rotter, T.: Ocelové mosty, ČVUT Praha
Recommended Reading:
1. Pechal, A.: Bridges. Ing. Antonín Pechal, CSc. Publishing, Brno, Czech Republic, 2009, ISBN 978-80-254-5279-0.
2. Troyano L.F.: Bridge Engineering a Global Perspektive. University Press, Cambridge, 2003
3. Wai-Fah Chen, Lian Duan: Bridge Engeneering Handbook, CRC Press, 1999
4. EN 1992-1-1: Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures - Part 1-1: General rules and rules for buildings, 2004
5. EN 1993-1-1: Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures - Part 1-1: General rules and rules for buildings 2005
1. Pechal, A.: Mosty. Vydavatelství Ing. Antonín Pechal, CSc., Brno, 2009, ISBN 978-80-254-5279-0.
2. Tomica, V., Sokolík, A., Zemko, Š.: Údržba a rekonštrukcia mostov, Vydalo vydavatelství Alfa, Bratislava, 1992, ISBN 80-05-01025-7
3. Tomica, V., Bujňák, J., Vičan, J.: Kovové mosty, Vydala Vysoká škola dopravy a spojov v Žiline, 1992, ISBN 80-7100-104-X
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Individual consultations, Tutorials, Project work
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined