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Course Detail

Course Name Bridge Engineering
Course Code 18SC716
Program M. Tech. in Structural & Construction Engineering
Credits Coimbatore
Year Taught 2019


Course Syllabus

Prerequisite: Nil

Introduction Classification and components of bridges, historical perspective, layout and planning, investigations for Bridges, choice of type of the bridges, conceptual bridge design, bridge aesthetics. Bridge appurtenances. Loads on bridges loading standards for highway (IRC) – Analysis and design of RC and PSC bridge decks: slab culvert bridges, slab and beam bridges, load distribution in slabs and beams, bowstring girder bridges, behavior of skew bridge decks. Behavior, analysis and design of composite construction. Design of bearings, substructure and foundations piers and abutments of different types, shallow and deep foundations design and constructional aspects.-Modern methods of construction of concrete, steel and composite bridges, their impact on analysis and design.

Text Books

  • Bridge deck analysis, E. J. O’Brien and D. L. Keogh, Spons Architecture,1999.
  • Essentials of bridge engineering, D. Johnson Victor, Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Concrete Bridge Practice, Raina,V. K., Shroff Pub & Dist. Pvt. Ltd (2007).
  • Design of bridges, N. Krishna Raju, Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Bridge Engineering, Ponnuswamy, S., Tata McGraw – Hill Education, (2007).


‘Bridge Engineering’ is an elective course offered in M. Tech. program in Structural & Construction Engineering at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

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