COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Bridge Engineering
Course Code: 
15CVL433
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Chennai
Coimbatore

'Bridge Engineering' is a course offered in B. Tech. in Civil Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Investigations for culverts and minor bridges, Investigations for major bridges - topography, catchment, hydrology, geotechnical aspects, construction resources - design flood discharge - methods, linear waterway. choice of foundation for piers and abutments - types - cost ratio - clearance - choice of foundation - open, pile, well, block foundations - relative suitability. setting out for piers and abutments for minor and major bridges. classification of culverts and bridges - components of bridge structures - loading standards - railway and road loading standards. Types of foundations.

Unit 2

Piers and abutments - function, aesthetics, materials; wing walls - construction aspects. super structure - types - choice of materials - design principles, considerations and criteria of pipe culverts, slab culvert, box culvert, causeways. Design of T beam and slab bridge - design principles of RC balanced cantilever bridge and articulation. Design concepts of rigid frame bridges - thumb rule design of masonry arch bridges - design of bowstring girder bridge and components.

Unit 3

Suspension bridges, cable stayed bridges and their components; bearings - types - design of rocker and roller bearings. Bridge superstructure construction - supports and centering for RC bridges - erection of precast RC girders and steel girder bridges - maintenance of bridges, strengthening of masonry arch bridges.

TEXTBOOKS

  • D. Johnson Victor, “Essentials of bridge engineering”, Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • N. Krishna Raju, “Design of bridges”, Oxford University Press, 2008.

REFERENCE BOOKS

  • E. J. O’Brien and D. L. Keogh, “Bridge deck analysis”, Spons Architecture, 1999.
  • Raina, V. K. “Concrete Bridge Practice”, Shroff Pub & Dist. Pvt. Ltd, 2007.
  • Ponnuswamy, S., “Bridge Engineering”, Tata McGraw Hill Education, 2007.
  • Relevant Codes of Practice