ENG09018 2019 Design of Bridge Structures

General Details

Full Title
Design of Bridge Structures
Transcript Title
Design of Bridge Structures
Code
ENG09018
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENG - Engineering
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
09 - NFQ Level 9
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Tomas O Flaherty
Programme Membership
SG_ERENG_N09 202000 Certificate in Engineering in Road Engineering and Design SG_EROAD_M09 201900 Master of Engineering in Road and Transport Engineering SG_EGEOT_M09 201900 Master of Engineering in Engineering in Geotechnical / Structural Engineering Joint Programme SG_EROAD_O09 201900 Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering in Road and Transport Engineering SG_EBRID_N09 201900 Certificate in Engineering in Bridge Engineering SG_EGEOT_M09 201900 Master of Engineering in Engineering in Geotechnical Engineering with Structural Engineering SG_ESTRU_M09 201900 Master of Engineering in Engineering in Structural Engineering with Geotechnical Engineering SG_EGEOT_E09 202000 Certificate in Geotechnical and Structural Engineering
Description

The module develops the learner's knowledge in a number of key topics in the field of bridge design and engineering including the conceptual and preliminary design of bridges, bridge aesthetics, bridge analysis, and detailed design methodologies.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Develop appropriate bridge solutions given planning, site, functional and aesthetic constraints.

2.

Complete detailed design, analysis and specifications for bridge structures in concrete and/or steel.

3.

Evaluate and implement appropriate structural analysis tools for the modelling of bridges.

4.

Evaluate and develop appropriate durability and protection details for bridge structures.

5.

Effectively collaborate and communicate with others in the timely development of solutions to bridge design problems including reports, analysis & associated calculations, and drawings incorporating BIM protocols where appropriate.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will consist of lectures supported by learning through group and individual projects to further develop expertise in topics.

This module will be delivered to part-time online learners through a mix of live online lectures and online tutorials. The lectures and tutorials
will be recorded and made available to the learners through Moodle.

Workshops will also be used to bring learners together for special lectures or design workshops

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 60% continuous assessment and 40% final examination at the end of the semester. The continuous assessment is by
group project work. The learners must pass both the continuous assessment and final examination. Some of the project work is linked to the Geotechnical Engineering II module.

Both individual and team performance will be assessed at different stages during this project work with an emphasis on teamwork.

Peer assessment will be incorporated into marks awarded for all practical work. The sizing of the slice method of group assessment (Clelford & Hopkins, 2014) will be used to allocate marks to the individual members of the project group. A copy of this method of allocating marks will be given to the students at the start of the module.  

Clelford, T. & Hopkins, A., 2014. Sizing the Slice: Assessing Individual Performance in Group Projects, CEBE Funded Case Study retrieved on 5/12/2014 from http://www‑new1.heacademy.ac.uk/cebe/themes/alldisplay?type=resources&newid=casestudies/cebe/sizing_the_slice&site=cebe

Repeat Assessments

The learners must pass both the continuous assessment and final examination.

Where a learner or group of learners fail the project element of the module they will be required to resubmit the project again for assessment.

Learners who fail the end of module terminal examination will have the opportunity to resit the examination during the repeat examination
session.

Module Dependencies

Co-requisites
ENG09016 201600 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering

Indicative Syllabus

  1. History and aesthetic development of bridges.
  2. Bridge terminology and introductory concepts.
  3. Preliminary sizing, aesthetic requirements, and planning including highway interactions.
  4. Loading and load distributions.
  5. Substructure.
  6. Structural analysis fundamentals and modelling of bridges.
  7. Bridge analysis and design of reinforced and prestressed concrete, steel bridge, and/or composite bridges.
  8. Bridge accessories and protection/durability.
  9. Drawing and specification preparation.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
60 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
40 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Group Design Project Project Group Project 60 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Terminal Exam Final Exam Open Book Exam 40 % End of Semester 1,2,3
             
             

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Workshop Computer Laboratory Workshop 0.33 Weekly 0.33
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 6 Weekly 6.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 0.33 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Online Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Tutorial Not Specified Tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Books

Chen & Duan 1999. Bridge engineering handbook. CRC Press.

ICE, 2008. Manual of Bridge Engineering. Thomas Telford.

ICE, 2007. Bridge Design, Construction and Maintenance. Thomas Telford.

Hambly, 1990. Bridge deck behaviour. CRC Press.

Hewson, 2003. Prestressed concrete bridges. Thomas Telford.

Rosignoli, 2002. Bridge launching. Thomas Telford.

Ryall. 2010. Bridge Management. Butterworth-Heineman.

Soubry. 2001. Bridge Detailing Guide. CIRIA

Troyana. 2003. Bridge Engineering a Global Perspective. Thomas Telford.

Zhao & Tonias. 2012. Bridge Engineering: Design, Rehabilitation, and Maintenance of Modern Highway Bridges.

 

NSAI Structural Eurocodes:

  • EN1990: Basis of Structural Design.
  • EN1991: Actions on Structures.
  • EN 1992: Design of Concrete Structures.
  • EN 1993: Design of Steel Structure.
  • EN 1994: Design of Composite Steel and Concrete Structures.
  • EN 1997: Geotechnical Design

 

Structural Eurocode guides:

Calgaro. 2010. Designers' guide to Eurocode 1: Actions on bridges, Thomas Telford.

Hendy & Smith. 2007. Designers' guide to EN 1992-2. Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures. Part 2: Concrete bridges. Thomas Telford.

Hendy & Murphy. 2007. Designers' guide to EN 1993-2 Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures. Part 2: Steel Bridges, Thomas Telford.

Hendy & Johnson. 2006. Designers' Guide to EN 1994-2. Eurocode 4: Design of composite steel and concrete structures. Part 2: General rules and rules for bridges, Thomas Telford.

Journal Resources

Will be provided during the course of the module.

URL Resources

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Other Resources

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Additional Information

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