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Degree program: Сivil Engineering and Architecture, Curriculum 2014

Course: САСС-57 Bridges

Faculty: Department of Building Structures

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eng. Dimo Kisov -

Contact hours: 45h, 30h lectures, 15h seminars

Self-study hours: 45h, 15h tutoring,, 30h practical training

Course projects: 1

Assessment: written examination

Year, semester, weekly workload: Year 4, semester 7, lectures 2.0h, seminars 1.0h

ECTS - 4

Main topics: Basic data for bridge design. Elements and clearances of bridge structures. Loading of bridges – examples for application and combination. Constructive formation and static features of different bridge structures. Static analysis of bridge structures. Dimensioning and construction of bridge elements of ordinary and prestressed reinforced concrete. Typical elements, nodes and parts of steel and steel-reinforced concrete bridge structures – purpose, varieties, specific features. Modern methods of execution. Bridge maintenance and exploitation. Basic methods of rehabilitation, restoration and strengthening of existing bridges.

The course project is connected with the design of the reinforced concrete road bridges and each student has to perform a construction desigh of a reinforced concrete road bridge including the choice of structure, technology, statistical scheme, material and dimensions of all the basic elements of the structure. Study of fixed and variable effects within the meaning of the BSS- EN -1991-2, applied in road bridges. Constructive analysis of the bridge deck and the main beam as elements of the beam grid. Beams dimensioning. Construction of bridge decks and beams from an ordinary reinforced concrete.

Extra time within a duration of 15 hours shall be provided for a tutorial work. The content of the work is to supplement the explanations for the preparation of the course project.


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