STEEL AND COMPOSITE BRIDGE DESIGN - 2021/2
Module code: ENGM032
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This module is concerned with the design of steel and steel and concrete composite bridges. More emphasis is placed on understanding the fundamentals of steel and steel/concrete composite bridge design especially stability and buckling during erection rather than just complying with prescriptive code requirements. However, some of the course is devoted to understanding the nuances of Eurocodes 3 & 4 and also BS5400 where appropriate.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
CHRYSSANTHOPOULOS Marios (Civl Env Eng)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: H200
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
A knowledge of Structural Analysis and Design to FHEQ Level 6.
- Construction types. Propped and unpropped construction.
- Serviceability and ultimate limit states. Design for bending and shear. Continuous construction.
- Plastic analysis. Reference to current EC and BS codes of practice. Design of shear connectors.
Steel Plate Girders
- Design of girders for shear and bending interaction, design of transverse stiffeners.
- Fatigue behaviour of steel bridges and connections; appraisal to EC3 Part 1-9.
- Means of improving fatigue performance of steel bridges.
- Design of bolted and welded steel bridge connections; appraisal to EC3 Part 1-8.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||EXAM 2 HOURS||75|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of both the basic as well as advanced concepts of steel and steel and concrete composite bridge design. (LO’s 1, 2, 3, 4,) through a two hour unseen examination. These learning outcomes are also assessed in part by the written and drawn design coursework.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- A two hour unseen written examination (75%).
- A coursework report on the design of a steel structure (25%).
Formative assessment and feedback
Formative assessment will be through a range of self-assessment exercises provided in class and through SurreyLearn. Feedback will be given in tutorial sessions.
- An understanding of steel and composite bridge design and construction related to BS 5400 and the relevant Eurocodes (EC3 parts 1-7, 1-8, 1-9, 1-10, 2-1).
- An understanding of plate behaviour and steel plate girder and box girder design, related to BS 5400 and relevant Eurocodes (EC3 parts 1-7, 1-8, 1-9, 1-10, 2-1).
- An understanding of the importance of ensuring stability during the construction of bridges.
|001||Compare economic and structural appraisals of various schemes available for a particular bridge crossing||KCPT|
|002||Design a steel/concrete composite, single and continuous span bridge||KCPT|
|003||Estimate the expected fatigue life for a range of welded details use in steel bridges||KC|
|004||Assess the stability of a steel/concrete bridge under construction||KCPT|
|005||Technical report writing||T|
|006||Oral & written communication||T|
|007||Graphical presentation of data||T|
|009||3D spatial awareness||T|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 120
Lecture Hours: 25
Tutorial Hours: 5
Methods of Teaching / Learning
25 hours of lectures/independent study, 5 hours of tutorial/question classes/self-assessment questions, 38 hours of assignment work and 80 hours of independent learning.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Advanced Geotechnical Engineering MSc||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Bridge Engineering MSc||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Structural Engineering MSc||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Infrastructure Engineering and Management MSc||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Civil Engineering MSc||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Civil Engineering MEng||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.