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Bridge Project & Conferences


Programme (detailed contents):


Technical regulations – Loading: Eurocode 1 part 2 – Foundations: volume 61 part V of the general technical clauses notebook; soil-structure interaction modelling –Concrete-steel composed and steel bridge decks: French regulation and Eurocodes; accounting for fatigue effects – Concrete bridge decks: transversal load distribution and transversal flexure of girder and slab bridges; special verification and provisions for bridges constructed by incremental launching or segmental cantilever.


Defining the main components from plan (spans and footings type) – Calculation of applied loads – Calculation of the minimum prestress force according to Fauchart method – Verification of the deck under SLS and ULS – Minimum reinforcement – Calculating forces on piles – Design and calculation of foundations – Cost estimate.



Lecture, project in 3 parts (deck, foundations, cost estimate)


At the end of this module, the student will have understood and be able to explain (main concepts):

Main steps in design and calculation of a prestressed concrete bridge.

The student will be able to:

Define and calculate the main structural components of a concrete bridge.

Needed prerequisite

Prestressed Concrete Structures & Bridges

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...