Content and learning outcomes
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.
Literature and preparations
Academic degree in civil engineering (BSc or higher) including basic courses on structures, bridges and tunnels as well as eligible for doctoral studies.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- 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
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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.
Main field of study
Lectures and presentations will be given in English or Swedish depending on the attendees.