LONG-SPAN BRIDGES - 2017/8
Module code: ENGM052
Civil and Environmental Engineering
PARKE GA Prof (Civl Env Eng)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 120
Lecture Hours: 25
Tutorial Hours: 5
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||EXAM 2 HOURS||75|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Knowledge of Structural Analysis & Design to FHEQ Level 6.
This module is primarily concerned with the design of cable-stayed and suspension bridges. Much emphasis is placed on understanding the fundamentals of bridge design with special emphasis on overall stability both during construction and also in the completed form.
An understanding of the behaviour of cable-stayed and suspension bridges set in a historical context.
An awareness of the methods of construction and equipment used via case studies.
An understanding of the analysis methods including 2nd order and non-linear effects.
Skills in how to design the decks (concrete and steel), cables, towers (pylons) of long span bridges.
An understanding of the complex aerodynamics associated with both types of bridges
|Compare the behaviour and initial design of both cable-stayed and suspension bridges||KPT|
|Derive the necessary equations to describe the behaviour of cable stays and suspension cables .||KCP|
|Illustrate the behaviour of the complex aerodynamic behaviour of bridge decks .||KCPT|
|Design stiffened steel plated bridge decks including longitudinal stiffeners and cross frames||KCPT|
|Appraise the processes involved in the safe construction of cable-stayed and suspension bridges||KPT|
|Technical report writing||T|
|Oral & written communication||T|
|. Graphical presentation of data||T|
|3D spatial awareness||T|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
The course will include detailed modelling and analysis of both cable-stayed and suspension bridges, concentrating on the design of the main structural elements, ie. cables, towers, hangers, deck and foundations.
The construction processes will be illustrated and explained mainly by slides and videos.
The aerodynamic considerations of both bridge types will be explained.
Design of longitudinally and transversely stiffened webs and flanges for box girders; design of plate elements, longitudinal stiffeners and cross frames.
Methods of Teaching / Learning
25 hours of lectures/independent study, 5 hours of tutorial/question classes/self-assessment questions, 38 hours of assignment work, 2 hours of examination and 80 hours of independent learning.
Total student learning time 150 hours.
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of long span bridge analysis, design and construction. (LO’s 1, 2, 3, 4,) through a two hour unseen examination. Learning outcomes 1 and 5 are also assessed in the coursework.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Unseen written examination (2 hours, 75%).
A coursework report on the preliminary design of a long span steel bridge (38 hours, 25%).
– Two assignments:
A comparison of the performance of a cable-stayed and suspension. (7.5 hours, 5%)
The preliminary design of a long span foot bridge. (30 hours, 20%)
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.
Reading list for LONG-SPAN BRIDGES : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/engm052
Programmes this module appears in
|Civil Engineering MEng||2||Optional||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|
|Bridge Engineering 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|
|Infrastructure Engineering and Management MSc||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Advanced Geotechnical Engineering MSc||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 2017/8 academic year.