AF2201 Bridge Design 7.5 credits

Brokonstruktion

This course deals with planning and design of both simple bridges such as beam type bridges as well as other more complicated bridge structures such as arch bridges and cable supported bridges. Preliminary design of a bridge is included in the course as a porject task.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • The history of bridge construction.
  • Different bridge types and their structural behaviour.
  • Loads and load distribution on bridges.
  • Influence lines.
  • Analysis and design of composite bridges.
  • Analysis and design of arch bridges.
  • Analysis and design of cable supported bridges
  • Analysis and design of pre-stressed concrete bridges
  • Conceptual design of a road bridge is included in the course as a project task

Intended learning outcomes *

This course deals with planning and design of both simple bridges such as beam type bridges as well as other more complicated bridge structures such as arch bridges and cable supported bridges. Conceptual design of a road bridge is included in the course as a project task.

The aim of this course is to give basic knowledge on planning, analysis and design of bridges. After this course, the student will be able to:

  • Classify different types of bridges.
  • Calculate loads, lane factors, load cases and load combinations.
  • Develop and use influence lines for bridge analyses.
  • Explain the behaviour of beam type, composite, pre-stressed concrete, arch, and cable supported bridges.
  • Create idealized models for analysis and evaluate forces and moments.
  • Evaluate forces and moments considering large displacements. (2nd order theory)

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

A completed Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with courses in structural engineering and structural design, including documented proficiency in English B or equivalent (TOEFL, IELTS  e g).

For students registered on a KTH programme:

AF2003 Structural Engineering, Advanced Course and

AF1005 Structural Engineering, Basic Course

or equivalent courses.

Recommended prerequisites

AF2003 Structural Engineering, Advanced Course or equivalent course.

SF1676 Differential Equations with Applications or equivalent course.

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • BER1 - Project, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written examination, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Approved project task (3 ETCS credits)

Passed written exam (3 ECTS credits)

Passed exercises (1,5 ETCS credits)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Raied Karoumi

Further information

Course web

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Course web AF2201

Offered by

ABE/Structural Design & Bridges

Main field of study *

Built Environment

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

John Leander (john.leander@byv.kth.se)

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.