FAF3211 Operation and Maintenance of Bridges and Tunnels, LCC and LCA 7.5 credits

Drift och underhåll av broar och tunnlar, LCC och LCA

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

The amount of existing infrastructure structures is steadily increasing compared to the number of new con­structed bridges, tunnels and other megastructures building up a crucial part of the traffic infrastructure of a country.

The aims of the course are to give:

  • Additional knowledge on systems for planning and operation of maintenance of infrastructures.
  • Information about practical systems for management of structures.
  • Basic knowledge on Life Cycle Cost (LCC) analysis for infrastructures.
  • Basic knowledge on Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) for infrastructures.
  • Examples on how to use enhanced methods for operation and management of structures using monitoring.

Intended learning outcomes *

The course gives a deeper insight into the theories and metho­dologies for planning and rea­li­za­tion of effective operation, maintenance, repair and upgrading of existing structures.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Academic degree in civil engineering (BSc or higher) including basic courses on struc­tures, bridges and tunnels as well as eligible for doctoral studies.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • RAP1 - Project report, 7.5 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.

The project can be presented orally or in written form, as agreed with the examiner.

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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Raied Karoumi

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

ABE/Structural Design & Bridges

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Raid Karoumi, raidk@kth.se, 08-790 9084

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.

Supplementary information

Lectures and presentations will be given in English or Swedish depending on the attendees.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Structural Design & Bridges