Bridge Design - IoThlon'19

IoThlon'19 is a National level workshop series organized by Robosapiens India at DTU Delhi. We are Robosapiens India Publications an IIT-Bombay alumni venture.

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Bridge Design is one of the oldest topics of Civil Engineering. This course discusses bridge substructure systems, highlights the more technical aspects of bridge substructure design and rehabilitation. Focusing on components comprising and affecting bridge substructures, this course addresses the various types of each component and discusses specific selection or design criteria, with emphasis on both traditional and innovative practical solutions in professional applications. The main objective is to present practical and economical methods for evaluating, inspecting, strengthening and rehabilitating bridges.
Students will be introduced to various types of bridges and moving loads.Participants will design and fabricate their own bridge and test for the maximum load. The bridge model made by them can take up to 1000 times the self weight. You don't believe that is possible? Participating in our workshops will make you believe that it is possible!

The duration of this workshop will be 1 day, with 2 Sessions , properly divided into theory and hand on practical sessions.

Certificate by IoThlon'19 at DTU Delhi.

Session 1

  • Basics of Bridge Engineering
  • Introduction to Industrial norms and standards practiced of Bridge Engineering in Indian Infrastructure
  • Introduction to General Arrangement Drawings of various types Bridges
Principles of Design
  • Working Stress Design (WSD)
  • Limit State Method (LSD)
  • Conceptualizing IS 456 and IRC 112
  • Design Procedures and comparison
  • Stress strain relationships
  • Introduction to Steel Road Bridges (IRC 24-2010)
  • Introduction to Steel Composite Road Bridges (IRC 22)
Loads (IRC 6 – 2017)
  • Permanent Loads
  • Dead Loads
  • Transient Loads
  • Vehicular Live Load LL
  • Pedestrian Live Load PL
  • Water Load and Stream Pressure Force WA
  • Wind Load WS and WL
  • Earth Loads
Geotechnical Site Characterization (IRC manual)
  • Planning Exploration and Testing Programs
  • Soil and Rock Variability
  • Field Test Methods
  • Safe Bearing Capacity Calculation
  • Ground Water Location
Hydrological Design Parameter Selection (IRC manual)
  • Hydrological Parameter Evaluation
  • Tests for Estimating Design Parameters
  • Calculations for Scour depth and waterway parameters

Session 2

Footing Design
  • Design Methods
  • Design methodology in Indian standards
  • Footing Embedment
  • Buoyancy and Uplift
Pile Design (IS 2911 Part 1/sec 2):2010
  • Introduction to Bored and drilled pile design
  • Design Methods
  • Geotechnical Design
  • Fixity of Pile Cap Connection
  • Rock Socketing in bored piles
Conventional Retaining Wall and Abutment Design
  • Basics of Retaining Wall
  • Design of Retaining Wall and Abutment Wall
  • Drainage
Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Wall Design
  • Introduction
  • Design Methods of Reinforced Earth Wall
  • General Design Considerations
  • Pullout of Reinforcing Elements
  • Rupture of Reinforcing Elements
Bridge Rehabilitation, Maintenance and Inspection
  • Rehabilitation strategies - techniques to strengthen the bridge
  • Bridge super structure &substructure assessment
  • Material deterioration: concrete, steel, timber, fatigue assessment and seismic retrofit
  • Foundation rehabilitation
  • Inspection (IRC SP 35)
  • Maintenance system (IRC SP 35)

Project to be Covered

  • Introduction to STAAD PRO, Modelling, Analyzing and Design Tools
  • Modelling of Truss Type Bridge using STAAD PRO
  • Examples of models and analysis will be shown

required Tools and accessories etc.